Alplaus, NY 12008 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12008: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Alplaus, NY 12008

Acceptable Alternative
Schenectady, NY 12008

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Schenectady County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.854, Longitude -73.904
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 12
  • PO Box Addresses: 9
  • Residential Addresses: 171
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 171

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Alplaus, NY 12008 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 559
Daytime Population: Workers 58
Daytime Population: Residents 333
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 391
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 554
Population in Familes 467
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 728
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $76,169
Average Household Income $87,251
Per Capita Income $32,610


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $217,411
Average Home Value $216,908


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 144
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 1.49% 0.98%
Households 1.34% 0.76%
Families 1.1% 0.68%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Alplaus, NY 12008 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12008 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes 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 # 1442 17th
Population Density # 611 65th
Diversity Index # 1214 31st
Median Household Income # 427 76th
Per Capita Income # 669 62nd

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