Schenectady County NY Information


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  1. Schenectady County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forSchenectady County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Schenectady County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 157,821
Population in Households 153,278
Population in Familes 119,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,543
Population Density2 772
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $64,184
Average Household Income $82,467
Per Capita Income $33,423


Total Housing Units 70,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,062 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,700 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,411 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $181,573
Average Home Value $216,234


Total Households 63,762
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 39,313
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.21% -0.07%
Households 0.15% -0.11%
Families 0.0% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.41%


Schenectady County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schenectady County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 66th
Population Density # 12 82nd
Diversity Index # 14 79th
Median Household Income # 15 77th
Per Capita Income # 16 76th

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