Cohoes, New York Population 2020

16,517
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Cohoes is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 16,517, it is the 52nd largest city in New York and the 2161st largest city in the United States. Cohoes is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually but its population has increased by 2.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,168 in 2010. Cohoes reached it's highest population of 24,709 in 1910. Spanning over 4 miles, Cohoes has a population density of 4,378 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cohoes is $60,081 with a poverty rate of 13.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $908 per month, and the median house value is $157,400. The median age in Cohoes is 39.4 years, 38.6 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.9 males.

Cohoes Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cohoes was:

  • White: 85.63%
  • Two or more races: 7.04%
  • Black or African American: 5.18%
  • Asian: 1.60%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cohoes, New York is 16,517, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,655.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,168.

Cohoes, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,21385.63%
Two or More Races1,1697.04%
Black or African American8595.18%
Asian2661.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.34%
Some Other Race350.21%
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Cohoes Population Pyramid 2020

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Cohoes Median Age

39.4


Total

38.6


Male

40.2


Female

Cohoes Adults

There are 13,643 adults, (3,312 of whom are seniors) in Cohoes.

Cohoes Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cohoes Sex Ratio

Female

9,124

54.97%

Male

7,475

45.03%

Cohoes Households and Families

Cohoes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cohoes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
Male41%59%
All40.9%59.1%
Female31.1%68.9%
Non Family27.8%72.2%

40.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4842.1140.9
Non Family3,7441.1927.8
Married2,2692.9767.8
Female1,1813.1431.1
Male2903.0141

2.9

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Cohoes Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3893.28%
9th to 12th Grade9918.36%
High School Graduate4,18335.27%
Some College2,07517.50%
Associates Degree1,39911.80%
Bachelors Degree1,84315.54%
Graduate Degree9808.26%
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Cohoes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,4389,3492,470
Black48838163
Multiple Races40536072
Hispanic38624099
Asian183172128
Native American48274
Other Race3517

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.95%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,971$43,954$37,605
Less Than High School$28,450$39,583$24,542
High School Grad$29,045$29,451$28,508
Some College$37,277$44,063$32,865
Bachelors Degree$52,030$52,247$51,658
Graduate Degree$62,679$95,926$57,240

$40,971

Average Earnings

$43,954

Average Male

$37,605

Average Female

Cohoes Language

Cohoes Language by Age

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Cohoes Language

92.72% of Cohoes residents speak only English, while 7.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.97% of the population.

Cohoes Poverty

Cohoes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,9261,55812.05%
Multiple1,16934029.08%
Hispanic83228233.89%
Black802769.48%
Native573357.89%
Asian26293.44%

13.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.41%

Male Poverty Rate

12.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cohoes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cohoes is Native, with 57.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cohoes is Asian, with 3.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.19%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.22%
High School13.55%
Some College7.10%
Bachelors or Greater3.80%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.94%
Female Unemployed17.34%
Male Employed7.63%
Female Employed6.14%

Cohoes Income

Cohoes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,042$60,081
Families$62,596$73,709
Married Families$77,065-
Non Families$36,239$44,206
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Cohoes Marital Status

Cohoes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cohoes Married by Age and Sex

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Cohoes Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cohoes Marital Status by Race

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Cohoes Veterans

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1,134

Number of Veterans

982

Male Veterans

152

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam359
Second Gulf War173
First Gulf War152
Korea121
World War II93
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Age Group Veterans
75+340
65 to 74305
55 to 64189
35 to 54185
18 to 34115
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0548.59%
2 or More479.67%
Hispanic315.71%
Black285.05%
Indian510.42%

Cohoes Veterans by Education

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8.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cohoes Employment Status

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66.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.75%

Born in New York

94.11%

Native Born

5.89%

Foreign Born

2.39%

Non Citizen

3.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.11% of Cohoes residents were born in the United States, with 81.75% having been born in New York. 2.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,517-69-0.42%
201916,586-69-0.41%
201816,655-116-0.69%
201716,771-69-0.41%
201616,8403612.19%
201516,4792751.70%
201416,204-8-0.05%
201316,21270.04%
201216,205190.12%
201116,186150.09%
201016,1716500.41%
200015,521-1,304-0.80%
199016,825-1,319-0.75%
198018,144-509-0.28%
197018,653-1,476-0.76%
196020,129-1,143-0.55%
195021,272-683-0.32%
194021,955-1,271-0.56%
193023,2262390.10%
192022,987-1,722-0.72%
191024,7097990.33%
190023,9101,4010.61%
189022,5093,0931.49%
188019,4164,0592.37%
187015,3576,5575.73%
18608,8004,5717.60%
18504,2290.00%