Scotia, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scotia, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Scotia had a population of 7,650 as of July 1, 2017. Scotia 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 Scotia is located at latitude 42.832 and longitude -73.9604 in Schenectady County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Scotia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Schenectady County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Village of Scotia (GNIS ID: 2391124) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Scotia is located within Town of Glenville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schenectady County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scotia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Scotia, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,650
Daytime Population: Workers 1,628
Daytime Population: Residents 3,693
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,321
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 7,638
Population in Familes 5,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 4,539
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $57,390
Average Household Income $70,213
Per Capita Income $30,237


Total Housing Units 3,532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,230 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,059 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $155,509
Average Home Value $179,821


Total Households 3,289
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,933
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% -0.09%
Households -0.3% -0.18%
Families -0.51% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Scotia, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotia to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 245 80th
Population Density # 160 87th
Diversity Index # 706 41st
Median Household Income # 641 46th
Per Capita Income # 640 47th

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