Colonie, New York Population 2024

84,750

Colonie is a city located in Albany County and Schenectady County New York. Colonie has a 2024 population of 84,750. Colonie is currently declining at a rate of -0.3% annually and its population has decreased by -0.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 85,390 in 2020.

The average household income in Colonie is $117,279 with a poverty rate of 6.24%. The median age in Colonie is 40.7 years: 39.5 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Colonie Demographics

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

  • White: 76.1%
  • Asian: 11.33%
  • Two or more races: 5.82%
  • Black or African American: 5.57%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0.04%
Land Area (mi²)
56.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,514.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.75% (-640)
The current population of Colonie, New York is 84,750 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 85,390.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White64,99376.1%
Asian9,67811.33%
Two or more races4,9695.82%
Black or African American4,7565.57%
Other race8741.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander980.11%
Native American380.04%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Colonie Population by Race

Colonie Population Pyramid 2024

Colonie Median Age

40.7

Total

39.5

Male

41.8

Female

Colonie Adults

There are 68,465 adults, (16,375 of whom are seniors) in Colonie.

Colonie Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Colonie Sex Ratio

Female43,71951.19%
Male41,68748.81%

Colonie Population by Age

Colonie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All34,2792.3968.831.2
Married16,7343.0983.716.3
Non Family13,1431.1953.146.9
Female3,2173.2559.940.1
Male1,1853.3858.241.8

3.05

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Colonie Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,2143.77%
Associates Degree8,07613.75%
Bachelors Degree13,62323.2%
Graduate Degree11,71119.94%
High School Graduate12,56621.4%
Less Than 9th Grade1,6362.79%
Some College8,89715.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Colonie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Colonie Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White45,52643,40918,990
Asian6,3255,2903,779
Black2,9552,540894
2+ Races2,4942,3951,302
Hispanic2,0631,850665
Other Race509431123
Islander585828
Native American24119

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.75%.

Colonie Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$71,813$80,745$58,987
Graduate Degree$85,251$105,729$77,397
High School Graduate$49,414$52,814$44,440
Less Than 9th Grade$24,167$32,446$18,513
Overall$61,418$68,141$55,867
Some College$56,993$62,534$51,149

$61,418

Average Earnings

$68,141

Average Male

$55,867

Average Female

Colonie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Colonie Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Colonie Language

84.07% of Colonie residents speak only English, while 15.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.85% of the population.

Colonie Language

Colonie Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White61,0313,1735.2%
Asian9,6011,20212.52%
Black4,1734129.87%
Multiple4,8302244.64%
Hispanic3,7721995.28%
Other7329512.98%
Native381436.84%

6.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.19%

Male Poverty Rate

6.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colonie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colonie is Native, with 36.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colonie is Multiple, with 4.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.94%.

Colonie Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.02%
Some College5.37%
High School5.15%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%

Colonie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.86%
Male Unemployed23.4%
Male Employed2.02%
Female Employed1.9%

Colonie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colonie Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$118,486$136,926
Households$94,299$117,279
Married Families$127,432$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,543$79,877

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Colonie Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Colonie Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Colonie 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.

Colonie Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Colonie Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,947

Number of Veterans

3,722

Male Veterans

225

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,419
Second Gulf War589
First Gulf War568
Korea287
World War II90

Colonie Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,227
75+1,165
55 to 64640
35 to 54623
18 to 34292

Colonie Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,3936.26%
2+ Races2518.76%
Hispanic2318.68%
Black1784.86%
Asian901.31%
Other Race223%
Native American1334.21%

Colonie Veterans by Race

Colonie Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colonie Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Colonie Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Colonie Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Colonie Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.73%

Born in Colonie

87.37%

Native Born

12.63%

Foreign Born

5.13%

Non Citizen

7.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.37% of Colonie residents were born in the United States, with 73.73% having been born in New York. 5.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Colonie Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202983,490-252-0.3%
202883,742-252-0.3%
202783,994-252-0.3%
202684,246-252-0.3%
202584,498-252-0.3%
202484,750-252-0.3%
202385,002-252-0.3%
202285,254-252-0.29%
202185,5061160.14%
202085,3902,9003.52%
201982,490-549-0.66%
201883,039240.03%
201783,0153080.37%
201682,707-87-0.11%
201582,7941000.12%
201482,6943800.46%
201382,3144130.5%
201281,9011890.23%
201181,7121100.13%
201081,60200%

Colonie Population by Year