Schenectady County, New York Population 2020

Schenectady County, New York's estimated population is 156,422 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Schenectady County, New York is the 22nd largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020156,4225360.34%
2019155,8865360.35%
2018155,3505360.35%
2017154,8143410.22%
2016154,473-265-0.17%
2015154,738-304-0.20%
2014155,042850.05%
2013154,957-63-0.04%
2012155,0201640.11%
2011154,856-8-0.01%
2010154,8645,5793.74%
1990149,285-661-0.44%
1980149,946-11,033-6.85%
1970160,9798,0835.29%
1960152,89610,3997.30%
1950142,49720,00316.33%
1940122,494-2,527-2.02%
1930125,02115,65814.32%
1920109,36321,12823.95%
191088,23541,38388.33%
190046,85217,05557.24%
189029,7976,25926.59%
188023,5382,19110.26%
187021,3471,3456.72%
186020,002-52-0.26%
185020,0542,66715.34%
184017,3875,04040.82%
183012,347-734-5.61%
182013,0812,88028.23%
181010,2010.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.34%
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Founded
1809
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Schenectady County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White119,66477.26%
Black or African American15,96510.31%
Asian7,1874.64%
Two or More Races6,4704.18%
Some Other Race5,1803.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native3510.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander660.04%
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Schenectady County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Schenectady County, New York Median Age

39.9


Total

38.2


Male

41.2


Female

Schenectady County, New York Adults

There are 121,408 adults, (25,515 of whom are seniors) in Schenectady County, New York.

Schenectady County, New York Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Schenectady County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

79,430

51.28%

Male

75,453

48.72%

Schenectady County, New York Households and Families

Schenectady County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Schenectady County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
All66.5%33.5%
Male59%41%
Female51.8%48.2%
Non Family47.9%52.1%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All53,2952.8266.5
Married24,1343.5687.2
Non Family21,3671.2747.9
Female5,8374.6951.8
Male1,9574.9759

3.75

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Schenectady County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7953.55%
9th to 12th Grade6,5866.16%
High School Graduate31,38329.34%
Some College17,82716.67%
Associates Degree13,78912.89%
Bachelors Degree19,01617.78%
Graduate Degree14,56413.62%
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Schenectady County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White84,09378,81328,523
Black9,3417,9521,680
Hispanic5,4464,267878
Asian4,5723,5642,259
Other Race3,1611,834275
Multiple Races2,3891,793327
Native American22518437
Islander6646

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.41%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,336$45,081$35,592
Less Than High School$22,352$25,528$19,038
High School Grad$30,069$32,942$25,724
Some College$36,892$42,261$33,600
Bachelors Degree$53,161$63,004$46,769
Graduate Degree$69,788$90,000$59,334

$40,336

Average Earnings

$45,081

Average Male

$35,592

Average Female

Schenectady County, New York Language

Schenectady County, New York Language by Age

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Schenectady County, New York Language

89.97% of Schenectady County, New York residents speak only English, while 10.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.54% of the population.

Schenectady County, New York Poverty

Schenectady County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White110,6178,5147.70%
Black15,5554,38828.21%
Hispanic10,4002,80626.98%
Multiple6,2381,09617.57%
Other5,14992317.93%
Asian6,96773610.56%
Native3515816.52%
Islander662030.30%

11.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.16%

Male Poverty Rate

12.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Schenectady County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Schenectady County, New York is Islander, with 30.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Schenectady County, New York is White, with 7.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.59%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.90%
High School12.34%
Some College8.95%
Bachelors or Greater3.83%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed29.95%
Female Unemployed29.49%
Female Employed5.19%
Male Employed3.38%

Schenectady County, New York Income

Schenectady County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,785$80,867
Families$83,366$100,149
Married Families$96,194$114,883
Non Families$37,691$49,853
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Schenectady County, New York Marital Status

Schenectady County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Schenectady County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Schenectady County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Schenectady County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Schenectady County, New York Veterans

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8,528

Number of Veterans

7,651

Male Veterans

877

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,631
First Gulf War1,333
Second Gulf War1,313
Korea963
World War II753
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Age Group Veterans
75+2,596
65 to 741,924
35 to 541,865
55 to 641,473
18 to 34670
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,7597.99%
Black5174.55%
Hispanic2884.26%
Other942.45%
2 or More822.56%
Asian761.41%

Schenectady County, New York Veterans by Education

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6.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Schenectady County, New York Employment Status

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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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74.75%

Born in New York

89.26%

Native Born

10.74%

Foreign Born

3.62%

Non Citizen

7.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.26% of Schenectady County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 74.75% having been born in New York. 3.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990