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Schenectady County, New York

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Schenectady County, New York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 155,299
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 155,299
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 154,751
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 154,727
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.3%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
77.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 8,528
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 10.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 70,106
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 66.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $165,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,578
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $625
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $922
Building permits, 2019 183
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 53,295
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.82
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 90.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 10.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 89.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 82.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 31.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.6%
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 merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 519,321
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,821,118
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,740
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $63,785
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $31,412
Persons in poverty, percent
11.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 3,044
Total employment, 2018 54,515
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 2,906,904
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.6%
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
Geography
Geography
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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