Niskayuna, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Niskayuna, New York - Basic Facts

The Niskayuna Census Designated Place had a population of 4,914 as of July 1, 2018. Niskayuna ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Niskayuna is located at latitude 42.8169 and longitude -73.8977 in Schenectady County. The formal boundaries for the Niskayuna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schenectady County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Niskayuna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389554) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Niskayuna Census Designated Place is located within Town of Niskayuna, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schenectady County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Niskayuna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Niskayuna: Co-nes-ta-gi-o-ne, Connestigune.

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Niskayuna, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,914
Population in Households 4,863
Population in Familes 4,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 4,878
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $92,327
Average Household Income $116,780
Per Capita Income $46,989


Total Housing Units 2,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,556 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 390 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $210,093
Average Home Value $214,958


Total Households 1,946
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,348
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.06%
Households 0.09% 0.0%
Families -0.36% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Niskayuna, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niskayuna to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 354 70th
Population Density # 141 88th
Diversity Index # 436 64th
Median Household Income # 321 73rd
Per Capita Income # 264 78th

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