Schenectady, New York Population 2020

66,107
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Schenectady is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 66,107, it is the 9th largest city in New York and the 581st largest city in the United States. Schenectady is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually but its population has decreased by -0.04% 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 6,126 people per square mile.

The average household income in Schenectady is $57,639 with a poverty rate of 18.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $870 per month, and the median house value is $110,500. The median age in Schenectady is 36.6 years, 36.2 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.

Schenectady Demographics

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

  • White: 58.06%
  • Black or African American: 20.76%
  • Other race: 7.23%
  • Two or more races: 6.80%
  • Asian: 6.62%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Schenectady, New York is 66,107, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 65,575.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,135.

Schenectady, New York Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020885,2471,0390.12%
2019884,2081,0390.12%
2018883,1691,0390.12%
2017882,1302,3400.27%
2016879,7906590.07%
2015879,1319470.11%
2014878,1841,0890.12%
2013877,0952,4210.28%
2012874,6741,9730.23%
2011872,7011,6210.19%
2010871,0800.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,01858.06%
Black or African American13,59420.76%
Some Other Race4,7347.23%
Two or More Races4,4526.80%
Asian4,3336.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native2940.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander570.09%
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Schenectady Population Pyramid 2020

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Schenectady Median Age

36.6


Total

36.2


Male

37


Female

Schenectady Adults

There are 52,297 adults, (8,961 of whom are seniors) in Schenectady.

Schenectady Age Dependency

51.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Schenectady Sex Ratio

Female

33,566

51.26%

Male

31,916

48.74%

Schenectady Households and Families

Schenectady Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Schenectady Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.9%23.1%
All49.8%50.2%
Male48%52%
Female37.9%62.1%
Non Family35.8%64.2%

49.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,6942.7349.8
Non Family11,3931.2935.8
Married7,2533.6976.9
Female2,9945.0137.9
Male1,0545.1348

4.02

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Schenectady Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6565.94%
9th to 12th Grade4,4309.90%
High School Graduate15,13833.83%
Some College7,67417.15%
Associates Degree5,05711.30%
Bachelors Degree6,25313.97%
Graduate Degree3,5407.91%
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Schenectady Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,20724,5777,086
Black8,1136,8511,305
Hispanic3,6672,768456
Other Race2,9161,606228
Asian2,7631,861849
Multiple Races1,7881,313163
Native American16813320
Islander5737

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.73%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,628$33,073$30,577
Less Than High School$21,908$23,163$19,425
High School Grad$26,076$27,473$23,403
Some College$32,621$37,847$29,164
Bachelors Degree$48,385$54,095$45,516
Graduate Degree$57,258$64,837$56,358

$31,628

Average Earnings

$33,073

Average Male

$30,577

Average Female

Schenectady Language

Schenectady Language by Age

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Schenectady Language

87.35% of Schenectady residents speak only English, while 12.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.60% of the population.

Schenectady Poverty

Schenectady Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black13,2054,22732.01%
White32,9583,81411.57%
Hispanic6,5002,21134.02%
Multiple4,29494221.94%
Other4,70387518.61%
Asian4,11366716.22%
Native2944214.29%
Islander572035.09%

18.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.97%

Male Poverty Rate

19.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Schenectady

The race most likely to be in poverty in Schenectady is Islander, with 35.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Schenectady is White, with 11.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.69%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.39%
High School16.66%
Some College13.64%
Bachelors or Greater7.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.98%
Male Unemployed32.72%
Female Employed7.42%
Male Employed6.42%

Schenectady Income

Schenectady Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,826$57,639
Families$59,283$71,153
Married Families$72,081$85,667
Non Families$31,037$42,436
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Schenectady Marital Status

Schenectady Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.1%

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 Veterans

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2,821

Number of Veterans

2,504

Male Veterans

317

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam853
Second Gulf War437
First Gulf War369
World War II361
Korea274
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Age Group Veterans
75+853
55 to 64575
65 to 74565
35 to 54527
18 to 34301
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2766.95%
Black3643.70%
Hispanic1322.84%
Asian661.91%
Other591.67%
2 or More562.37%

Schenectady Veterans by Education

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10.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Schenectady Employment Status

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

9.2%

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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68.97%

Born in New York

83.28%

Native Born

16.72%

Foreign Born

5.43%

Non Citizen

11.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.28% of Schenectady residents were born in the United States, with 68.97% having been born in New York. 5.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202066,1072660.40%
201965,8412660.41%
201865,5752230.34%
201765,3522660.41%
201665,086-461-0.70%
201565,547-316-0.48%
201465,863220.03%
201365,841-249-0.38%
201266,090-7-0.01%
201166,097-56-0.08%
201066,1534,3320.68%
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%