Schenectady County, New York Population 2022

Schenectady County, New York's estimated population is 155,959 with a growth rate of 0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Schenectady County, New York is the 23rd largest county in New York. The 2010 Population was 154,861 and has seen a growth of 0.71% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
181010,2010.00%
182013,0812,88028.23%
183012,347-734-5.61%
184017,3875,04040.82%
185020,0542,66715.34%
186020,002-52-0.26%
187021,3471,3456.72%
188023,5382,19110.26%
189029,7976,25926.59%
190046,85217,05557.24%
191088,23541,38388.33%
1920109,36321,12823.95%
1930125,02115,65814.32%
1940122,494-2,527-2.02%
1950142,49720,00316.33%
1960152,89610,3997.30%
1970160,9798,0835.29%
1980149,946-11,033-6.85%
1990149,285-661-0.44%
2010154,8615,5763.74%
2011154,86430.00%
2012155,0161520.10%
2013154,944-72-0.05%
2014155,016720.05%
2015154,733-283-0.18%
2016154,475-258-0.17%
2017154,7102350.15%
2018155,0793690.24%
2019155,2992200.14%
2020155,5192200.14%
2021155,7392200.14%
2022155,9592200.14%
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Schenectady County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White116,99175.44%
Black or African American15,82710.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native4080.26%
Asian7,1734.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander500.03%
Some Other Race5,3333.44%
Two or More Races9,3046.00%
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Schenectady County, New York Population by Race

Schenectady County, New York Population Pyramid 2022

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Schenectady County, New York Median Age

39.9


Total

38.5


Male

40.8


Female

Schenectady County, New York Adults

There are 121,557 adults, (26,686 of whom are seniors) in Schenectady County, New York.

Schenectady County, New York Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Schenectady County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

79,642

51.35%

Male

75,444

48.65%

Schenectady County, New York Population by Age

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

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Schenectady County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All64%36%
Male54.8%45.2%
Female48.7%51.3%
Non Family47.5%52.5%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Schenectady County, New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All57,4792.6264
Married23,9773.3885.8
Male2,5814.0954.8
Female7,0414.0748.7
Non Family23,8801.2647.5

3.44

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Schenectady County, New York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3173.08%
9th to 12th Grade6,4385.99%
High School Graduate30,58928.45%
Some College18,57017.27%
Associates Degree14,11913.13%
Bachelors Degree19,37718.02%
Graduate Degree15,12414.06%
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Schenectady County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Schenectady County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian4,6823,8602,171
White83,37278,27229,183
Islander504417
2+ Races3,7763,113865
Hispanic5,8624,4461,065
Black9,6318,2951,465
Other Race3,1952,066389
Native American175139

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.37%.

Schenectady County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,409$50,291$37,552
Less Than 9th Grade$24,942$26,670$20,616
High School Graduate$31,784$36,565$26,543
Some College$40,747$47,372$34,069
Bachelors Degree$57,873$64,752$48,884
Graduate Degree$74,503$89,158$62,274

$43,409

Average Earnings

$50,291

Average Male

$37,552

Average Female

Schenectady County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Schenectady County, New York Language by Age

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Schenectady County, New York Language

91.30% of Schenectady County, New York residents speak only English, while 8.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.55% of the population.

Schenectady County, New York Language

Schenectady County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander502448.00%
Hispanic11,1363,23829.08%
Black15,0394,11227.34%
Native3938722.14%
Multiple9,1451,97821.63%
White108,8247,9007.26%
Asian6,9974937.05%
Other1,432NaN%

11.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.09%

Male Poverty Rate

12.64%

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 48.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.28%.

Schenectady County, New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.86%
High School11.39%
Some College9.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%

Schenectady County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.06%
Male Unemployed31.55%
Female Employed5.67%
Female Unemployed27.64%

Schenectady County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Schenectady County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,488$83,681
Families$86,124$102,791
Married Families$103,825$119,431
Non Families$42,475$52,974
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Income by Household Type

Schenectady County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

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 Marital Status

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8,753

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,806
First Gulf War1,654
Vietnam2,964
Korea790
World War II311

Schenectady County, New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34697
35 to 542,004
55 to 641,405
65 to 742,224
75+2,423

Schenectady County, New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,1018.50%
Black4173.71%
Asian911.66%
Other Race872.25%
2+ Races571.13%
Hispanic2092.91%

Schenectady County, New York Veterans by Race

Schenectady County, New York Veterans by Education

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6.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Schenectady County, New York Veterans by Education

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62.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Schenectady County, New York Employment by Age

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Schenectady County, New York Employment by Race

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Schenectady County, New York 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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75.01%

Born in Schenectady County, New York

90.05%

Native Born

9.95%

Foreign Born

3.34%

Non Citizen

6.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.05% of Schenectady County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 75.01% having been born in New York. 3.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Schenectady County, New York Place of Birth

  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

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