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Schenectady city, New York

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Schenectady city, New York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 65,273
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 65,273
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 66,157
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 66,135
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, 2014-2018 2,821
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 16.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 49.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $110,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,317
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $567
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $870
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 22,694
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.73
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 12.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 86.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 77.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 21.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 59.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 93,116
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 685,031
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,093,120
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 306,164
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 460,524
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,969
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $44,826
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $24,059
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 3,772
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,039
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,408
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,276
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,300
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 314
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,136
Population per square mile, 2010 6,135.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 10.78
FIPS Code 3665508
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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