Schenectady, New York Population 2018

Schenectady, New York's estimated population is 65,625 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Schenectady, New York is the 9th largest city in New York based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 6080.95 people/mi² (2347.86 people/km²), with a household density of 1133.27 people/km² (2935.16 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 35.8 years, 35.7 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 31,676 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.7%, with a median rent of $815/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $112,900.

The median income for households in Schenectady, New York is $41,243, while the mean household income is $52,966. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201765,6253570.55%
201665,268-391-0.60%
201565,659-309-0.47%
201465,968160.02%
201365,952-199-0.30%
201266,151200.03%
201166,131-25-0.04%
201066,1564,3350.68%
200061,821-3,745-0.59%
199065,566-2,406-0.36%
198067,972-9,986-1.36%
197077,958-3,724-0.47%
196081,682-10,103-1.16%
195091,7854,2360.47%
194087,549-8,143-0.89%
193095,6926,9690.76%
192088,72315,8971.99%
191072,82641,1448.68%
190031,68211,7804.76%
189019,9026,2473.84%
188013,6552,6292.16%
187011,0261,4471.42%
18609,5796580.71%
18508,9212,1372.78%
18406,7842,5164.74%
18304,2683290.81%
18203,939-1,964-3.96%
18105,9036141.10%
18005,2890.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White39,014
Black or African American13,479
Some Other Race4,924
Two or More Races3,959
Asian3,834
American Indian and Alaska Native308
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander36

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Schenectady Ny Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Schenectady Ny Median Age

35.8


Total

35.7


Male

35.9


Female

Schenectady Ny Adults

There are 51,657 adults, (8,522 of which are seniors) in Schenectady Ny.

Schenectady Ny Age Dependency

52.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Schenectady Ny Sex Ratio

Female

33,684

51.38%

Male

31,870

48.62%

Schenectady Ny Households and Families

Schenectady Ny Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Schenectady Ny Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.6%22.4%
All50.1%49.9%
Male41.7%58.3%
Female38.5%61.5%
Non Family36.2%63.8%

50.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Schenectady Ny Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,2842.6750.1
Non Family11,4731.2836.2
Married7,5043.6877.6
Female3,2324.738.5
Male1,0754.3441.7

3.86

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Schenectady Ny Households

Schenectady Ny Education

Schenectady Ny Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8086.42%
9th to 12th Grade4,2179.64%
High School Graduate15,02034.32%
Some College7,92418.11%
Associates Degree4,56910.44%
Bachelors Degree5,82013.30%
Graduate Degree3,4017.77%

Schenectady Ny Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,01424,2146,823
Black7,7026,4821,260
Hispanic3,6422,700304
Other Race3,1191,829185
Asian2,4351,775669
Multiple Races1,535997169
Native American20213849
Islander36

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.47%.

Schenectady Ny Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,339$32,376$27,397
Less Than High School$21,078$25,631$14,983
High School Grad$22,313$26,269$20,901
Some College$31,754$36,521$28,357
Bachelors Degree$43,574$47,500$40,696
Graduate Degree$54,508$63,203$52,174

$30,339

Average Earnings

$32,376

Average Male

$27,397

Average Female

Schenectady Ny Language

Schenectady Ny Language by Age

Schenectady Ny Language

85.92% of Schenectady Ny residents speak only English, while 14.08% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.72% of the population.

Schenectady Ny Poverty

Schenectady Ny Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,7014,61313.69%
Black13,1314,47034.04%
Hispanic6,7392,80441.61%
Other4,8871,30426.68%
Multiple3,76394425.09%
Asian3,63156615.59%
Native3007324.33%
Islander3636100.00%

21.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.02%

Male Poverty Rate

22.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Schenectady Ny

The race most likely to be in poverty in Schenectady Ny is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Schenectady Ny is White, with 13.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.44%.

Schenectady Ny Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.76%
High School16.35%
Some College16.25%
Bachelors or Greater6.61%

Schenectady Ny Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.18%
Female Unemployed33.12%
Female Employed7.97%
Male Employed6.49%

Schenectady Ny Income

Schenectady Ny Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,243$52,966
Families$54,421$64,834
Married Families$68,458$79,831
Non Families$28,602$38,907

Schenectady Ny Marital Status

Schenectady Ny Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Schenectady Ny Married by Age and Sex

Schenectady Ny Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Schenectady Ny Marital Status by Race

Schenectady Ny Veterans

Schenectady Ny Veterans by War

3,166

Number of Veterans

2,903

Male Veterans

263

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam994
First Gulf War424
Second Gulf War405
World War II393
Korea351

Schenectady Ny Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+874
35 to 54806
55 to 64650
65 to 74622
18 to 34214

Schenectady Ny Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5357.63%
Black3994.26%
Hispanic1242.69%
2 or More984.92%
Other651.72%
Asian622.05%
Indian73.20%

Schenectady Ny Veterans by Education

9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Schenectady Ny Employment Status

Schenectady Ny Employment by Age

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Schenectady Ny Employment by Race

Schenectady Ny Employment by Education

Schenectady Ny Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.89%

Born in New York

84.79%

Native Born

15.21%

Foreign Born

5.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.79% of Schenectady Ny residents were born in the United States, with 70.89% having been born in New York. 5.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.