Schenectady, New York Population 2021

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Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County New York. With a 2020 population of 65,129, it is the 9th largest city in New York and the 587th largest city in the United States . Schenectady is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -1.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,135 in 2010. Schenectady reached it's highest population of 95,692 in 1930. Spanning over 11 miles, Schenectady has a population density of 6,035 people per square mile.

The average household income in Schenectady is $59,170 with a poverty rate of 19.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $904 per month, and the median house value is $108,700. The median age in Schenectady is 36.2 years, 35 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Schenectady Demographics

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

  • White: 56.46%
  • Black or African American: 20.24%
  • Other race: 8.45%
  • Two or more races: 7.74%
  • Asian: 6.50%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Schenectady, New York is 65,129 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 65,345.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,135.

Schenectady, New York Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021876,617-1,882-0.21%
2020878,499-1,882-0.21%
2019880,381-1,882-0.21%
2018882,2631050.01%
2017882,1582,3660.27%
2016879,7927070.08%
2015879,0859720.11%
2014878,1131,0480.12%
2013877,0652,3670.27%
2012874,6981,9200.22%
2011872,7781,6960.19%
2010871,0820.00%

Schenectady Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,88856.46%
Black or African American13,22120.24%
Some Other Race5,5198.45%
Two or More Races5,0547.74%
Asian4,2486.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native3300.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander740.11%
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Schenectady Population by Race

Schenectady Population Pyramid $2021

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Schenectady Median Age

36.2


Total

35


Male

37.1


Female

Schenectady Adults

There are 52,130 adults, (9,007 of whom are seniors) in Schenectady.

Schenectady Age Dependency

51.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Schenectady Sex Ratio

Female

33,321

51.00%

Male

32,013

49.00%

Schenectady Population by Age

Schenectady Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Schenectady Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All47.2%52.8%
Male40%60%
Non Family35.7%64.3%
Female31.9%68.1%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Schenectady Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,8242.7147.2
Non Family11,0731.2735.7
Married7,0493.5774.1
Female3,3244.6831.9
Male1,3785.0640

3.86

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Schenectady Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6015.90%
9th to 12th Grade4,2259.58%
High School Graduate15,02234.06%
Some College7,21916.37%
Associates Degree5,41612.28%
Bachelors Degree6,17414.00%
Graduate Degree3,4507.82%
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Schenectady Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Schenectady Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,51624,0637,042
Black7,4696,259974
Hispanic3,8542,942588
Other Race3,5722,058372
Asian2,6721,960797
2+ Races2,0411,565209
Native American16513714
Islander746426

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 35.14%.

Schenectady Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,459$38,057$30,922
Less Than 9th Grade$22,543$25,560$19,527
High School Graduate$27,407$29,325$25,250
Some College$36,273$42,041$30,278
Bachelors Degree$48,932$53,694$47,407
Graduate Degree$53,724$63,646$51,103

$33,459

Average Earnings

$38,057

Average Male

$30,922

Average Female

Schenectady Earnings by Educational Attainment

Schenectady Language by Age

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Schenectady Language

87.55% of Schenectady residents speak only English, while 12.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.22% of the population.

Schenectady Language

Schenectady Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,8274,07131.74%
White32,0503,77011.76%
Hispanic6,8562,60437.98%
Multiple4,9401,66033.60%
Other5,4911,13620.69%
Asian4,08556513.83%
Native3165015.82%
Islander743648.65%

19.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.36%

Male Poverty Rate

22.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Schenectady

The race most likely to be in poverty in Schenectady is Islander, with 48.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Schenectady is White, with 11.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.19%.

Schenectady Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.66%
High School16.15%
Some College15.48%
Bachelors or Greater7.04%

Schenectady Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.86%
Male Unemployed35.65%
Female Employed9.94%
Male Employed5.65%

Schenectady Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Schenectady Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,438$59,170
Families$56,866$70,800
Married Families$72,417-
Non Families$32,154$43,878
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Income by Household Type

Schenectady Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Schenectady Married by Age and Sex

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Schenectady Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Schenectady Marital Status by Race

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Schenectady Marital Status

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3,088

Number of Veterans

2,707

Male Veterans

381

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam894
First Gulf War717
Second Gulf War502
World War II296
Korea245

Schenectady Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54824
75+810
65 to 74619
55 to 64574
18 to 34261

Schenectady Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5187.86%
Black4204.46%
Hispanic901.89%
2+ Races612.18%
Other Race521.26%
Asian371.12%

Schenectady Veterans by Race

Schenectady Veterans by Education

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13.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Schenectady Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Schenectady Employment by Age

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Schenectady Employment by Race

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Schenectady Employment by Education

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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68.46%

Born in Schenectady

82.75%

Native Born

17.25%

Foreign Born

5.96%

Non Citizen

11.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.75% of Schenectady residents were born in the United States, with 68.46% having been born in New York. 5.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Schenectady Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202165,129-72-0.11%
202065,201-72-0.11%
201965,273-72-0.11%
201865,345450.07%
201765,3002240.34%
201665,076-462-0.70%
201565,538-308-0.47%
201465,846170.03%
201365,829-258-0.39%
201266,087-11-0.02%
201166,098-53-0.08%
201066,1514,3300.68%
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%

Schenectady Population by Year