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Schenectady County, New York

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Schenectady County, New York
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 158,061
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 154,727
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 8,753
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 10.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 70,986
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $172,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,575
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $623
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $964
Building permits, 2021 437
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 57,479
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 8.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 86.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 191,655
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,005,704
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,709,342
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,821,118
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,740
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $66,488
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $33,379
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 2,933
Total employment, 2020 53,356
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,965,880
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -4.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 8,859
All firms, 2012 10,049
Men-owned firms, 2012 5,865
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,414
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 7,916
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,007
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 8,398
Population per square mile, 2010 756.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 204.52
FIPS Code 36093
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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