Schenectady, NY 12304 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12304: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Schenectady, NY 12304

Not Acceptable, USPS
Brandywine, NY 12304
Schdy, NY 12304

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Schenectady County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.78, Longitude -73.91
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 12304 has segments in 2 Counties (Albany, Schenectady).

  • Businesses Addresses: 583
  • PO Box Addresses: 236
  • Residential Addresses: 8,631
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 558
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,073

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

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Schenectady, NY 12304 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,305
Daytime Population: Workers 6,915
Daytime Population: Residents 11,035
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,950
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 20,895
Population in Familes 16,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 410
Population Density2 3,002
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $44,931
Average Household Income $59,682
Per Capita Income $24,354


Total Housing Units 9,383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,831 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,645 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 907 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $140,280
Average Home Value $187,202


Total Households 8,476
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,106
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 0.07% 0.02%
Households -0.16% -0.08%
Families -0.33% -0.18%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Schenectady, NY 12304 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12304 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 # 304 83rd
Population Density # 368 79th
Diversity Index # 197 89th
Median Household Income # 1432 18th
Per Capita Income # 1343 23rd

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