Schenectady, New York Population 2022

67,229
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Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County New York. With a 2020 population of 67,229, it is the 10th largest city in New York and the 607th largest city in the United States. Schenectady is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,047 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Schenectady has a population density of 6,229 people per square mile.

The average household income in Schenectady is $59,170 with a poverty rate of 20.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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 Schenectadywas:

  • White: 56.52%
  • Black or African American: 19.94%
  • Two or more races: 9.75%
  • Other race: 7.13%
  • Asian: 6.00%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Schenectady, New York is 67,229 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 67,047.

Schenectady, New York Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Schenectady Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Schenectady Population by Race

Schenectady Population Pyramid 2022

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Schenectady Median Age

37.3


Total

36.4


Male

38.2


Female

Schenectady Adults

There are 52,700 adults, (9,159 of whom are seniors) in Schenectady.

Schenectady Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Schenectady Sex Ratio

Female

33,205

50.82%

Male

32,131

49.18%

Schenectady Population by Age

Schenectady Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Schenectady Household Types

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Schenectady Households and Families

3.51

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Schenectady Households by Type

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Schenectady Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Schenectady Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 37.78%.

Schenectady Educational Attainment by Race

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$34,877

Average Earnings

$39,882

Average Male

$31,335

Average Female

Schenectady Earnings by Educational Attainment

Schenectady Language by Age

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Schenectady Language

88.39% of Schenectady residents speak only English, while 11.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.09% of the population.

Schenectady Language

Schenectady Poverty by Race

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20.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.32%

Male Poverty Rate

22.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Schenectady

The race most likely to be in poverty in Schenectady is Islander, with 53.33% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.75%.

Schenectady Poverty

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Schenectady Poverty Rate by Education

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Schenectady Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Schenectady Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Schenectady Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.5%

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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3,387

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Schenectady Veterans by War

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Schenectady Veterans by Age

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Schenectady Veterans by Race

Schenectady Veterans by Education

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9.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Schenectady Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

9.5%

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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69.13%

Born in Schenectady

84.21%

Native Born

15.79%

Foreign Born

5.46%

Non Citizen

10.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.21% of Schenectady residents were born in the United States, with 69.13% having been born in New York. 5.46% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Schenectady Population by Year