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Schenectady County, New York (NY)

County population in 2021: 158,089 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 146,555 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,001
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,729
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 39,038
Renter-occupied apartments: 22,156 (it was 20,646 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

47%

Land area: 206 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 767 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Schenectady County: 104.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.0%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Schenectady County, NY (2021)
    • 109,76869.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 13,9398.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,3267.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 11,9927.6%Two or more races
    • 7,4694.7%Asian alone
    • 2,0411.3%Some other race alone
    • 5540.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.4 years
New York median age:

39.8 years
Males: 76,415  (48.3%)
Females: 81,674  (51.7%)
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Average household size:
Schenectady County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $75,284 ($41,739 in 1999)
This county:

$75,284
New York:

$74,314

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $875 (lower quartile is $747, upper quartile is $1,193)
This county:

$875
State:

$1274


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $193,700 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
Schenectady:

$193,700
New York:

$368,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,600 - $271,600

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $224,262
Here:

$224,262
State:

$441,759

Townhouses or other attached units: $202,189
Here:

$202,189
State:

$658,853

In 2-unit structures: $150,760
Here:

$150,760
State:

$655,904

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $305,878
Here:

$305,878
State:

$804,940

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,207
Here:

$210,207
State:

$784,206

Mobile homes: $49,371
Here:

$49,371
State:

$89,475

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,538
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $630

Institutionalized population: 1,369

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 8
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2019 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 7
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Health of residents in Schenectady County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2021:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
75.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
59.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
72.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 72 buildings, average cost: $273,000
  • 2020: 73 buildings, average cost: $235,900
  • 2019: 79 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2018: 69 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2017: 93 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2016: 76 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2015: 72 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2014: 70 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2013: 79 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2012: 104 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2011: 118 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2010: 130 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2009: 108 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2008: 64 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2007: 128 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2006: 151 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2005: 268 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2004: 301 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2003: 260 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2002: 210 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2001: 197 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2000: 200 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 1999: 210 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 1998: 142 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 1997: 145 buildings, average cost: $126,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Schenectady, NY residents
Average permit cost in Schenectady, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $5,092 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $4,551 (2.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Schenectady, NY in 2021
Distribution of house value in Schenectady, NY in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Schenectady, NY in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 13.6%
Schenectady County:

13.6%
New York:

13.9%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 28.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.7% for American Indian residents, 45.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.5% for other race residents, 18.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 40.4 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.8 years old, Black residents: 30.0 years old, American Indian residents: 40.4 years old, Asian residents: 34.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.8 years old, Other race residents: 32.5 years old)

Area name: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Schenectady County is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $715 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $856 a month.

Cities in this county include: Schenectady, Glenville, Rotterdam, Scotia, East Glenville, Niskayuna, Princetown, Pattersonville-Rotterdam Junction, Mariaville Lake, Delanson.

Schenectady County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Duanesburg town221.50.5 - 3.2128 - 18
Glenville town19154 - 72926 - 31
Niskayuna town14722 - 31614 - 19
Princetown town774 - 122518 - 34
Rotterdam town12043 - 62219 - 25
Schenectady city1370.80.4 - 1.397 - 12
Schenectady county6243 17 

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Neighboring counties: Box Elder County, Utah , Merrimack County, New Hampshire , Lincoln County, Maine , Cortland County .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

3.1%
New York:

4.0%

Unemployment by year in Schenectady, NY
County total employment by year in Schenectady, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Schenectady, NY

Current college students: 8,381
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 16,103 (64.4% naturalized citizens)

Schenectady County:

10.2%
Whole state:

22.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,5592010 or later
  • 4,6972000 to 2009
  • 3,0021990 to 1999
  • 1,4871980 to 1989
  • 1,0811970 to 1979
  • 2,793Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.1%

Schenectady County marital status for males Schenectady County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 43,950
  • One, attached: 1,345
  • Two: 9,735
  • 3 or 4: 5,227
  • 5 to 9: 2,479
  • 10 to 19: 2,143
  • 20 to 49: 2,216
  • 50 or more: 3,397
  • Mobile homes: 499

Housing units in Schenectady County with a mortgage: 27,304 (2,721 second mortgage, 246 home equity loan, 2,020 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,180

Here:

96.4% with mortgage
State:

95.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Schenectady County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic44,17817
Mainline Protestant12,03146
Other9,12816
Evangelical Protestant6,17636
Black Protestant1,1186
Orthodox2151
None81,881-
Schenectady County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Schenectady County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Schenectady County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 99
This county:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Schenectady County:

8.4%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Schenectady County:

25.0%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Schenectady County:

Average size of farms: 109 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,041
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $265.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.16%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,338
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.66%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $121,203
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.09
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.19%
Vegetables: 504 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 38 acres

Earthquake activity:

Schenectady County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Schenectady County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.9 miles away from Schenectady County center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 175.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4480-NY: March 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4480, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 14, 2017 - March 15, 2017, FEMA Id: 4322, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3341: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3341, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4031: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4031, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 31, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1827: March 04, 2009, FEMA Id: 1827, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 31, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3299: December 18, 2008, FEMA Id: 3299, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1650: July 01, 2006, FEMA Id: 1650, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Schenectady County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Schenectady

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 47,567 (74.1%)
  • Carpooled: 4,569 (7.1%)
  • Bus: 1,201 (1.9%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 33 (0.1%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 50 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 56 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 990 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 94 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,998 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 12,052 (18.8%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guyana (38%)
  • India (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • Pakistan (2%)
  • Afghanistan (2%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Schenectady County


  • Italian (14%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (5%)
  • Guyanese (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Polish (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Schenectady County, New York in 2010:

  • 1,780 people in college/university student housing
  • 988 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 636 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 412 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 292 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 167 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 69 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Schenectady County, New York in 2000:

  • 1,749 people in nursing homes
  • 1,504 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 321 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 319 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 192 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 156 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 150 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 112 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 86 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 31 people in religious group quarters
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $72,645.

6.63% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($54,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
New York average:

5.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.25% relocated from other counties in New York ($41,931 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($12,988 average AGI)
Schenectady County:

1.38%
New York average:

1.86%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Albany County, NY  1.84% ($55,453 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.93% ($60,337)
from Rensselaer County, NY  0.51% ($54,266)
from Queens County, NY  0.37% ($40,000)
from Montgomery County, NY  0.23% ($39,417)
from Kings County, NY  0.19% ($40,766)
from Bronx County, NY  0.12% ($36,564)


6.91% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($64,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
New York average:

6.93%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in New York ($40,708 average AGI)
2.20% relocated to other states ($23,458 average AGI)
Schenectady County:

2.20%
New York average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Albany County, NY  1.61% ($58,686 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  1.19% ($72,580)
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.41% ($53,121)
to Montgomery County, NY  0.27% ($46,084)
to Fulton County, NY  0.17% ($63,439)
to Schoharie County, NY  0.12% ($52,444)
to Queens County, NY  0.09% ($34,947)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Schenectady County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Schenectady County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Schenectady County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Schenectady County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Schenectady County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Schenectady County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Schenectady County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Schenectady County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 27,123 (22,352 aged, 4,771 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,149 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Schenectady County, New York in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,660)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,945)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,475)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,393)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,362)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (882)
  • Congestive heart failure (796)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (674)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (635)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (516)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,783
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 372
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59,781

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,203
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,040
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 46.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 20.3
  • Other - 26.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 90.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 42.6
  • Firearm - 26.2
  • Other - 21.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 158,089
  • Male householders: 33,903 (10,585 living alone), Female householders: 33,007 (10,654 living alone)
  • 28,352 spouses (28,352 opposite-sex spouses), 6,468 unmarried partners, (6,363 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 41,708 children (39,564 natural, 259 adopted, 1,885 stepchildren), 2,402 grandchildren, 561 brothers or sisters, 955 parents, 0 foster children, 2,391 other relatives, 3,828 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,514

Size of family households: 18,048 2-persons, 10,192 3-persons, 7,296 4-persons, 2,218 5-persons, 899 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,239 1-person, 5,807 2-persons, 552 3-persons, 130 4-persons, 342 5-persons.

20,572 married couples with children.
8,895 single-parent households (2,150 men, 6,745 women).

91.6% of residents of Schenectady speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,352,640,000 ($15,892 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,147,893,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $427,374,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $199,378,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,903,000
Federal grants: $225,471,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,430,946,000 ($1,097,857,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $66,569,000 ($38,015,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,874,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $80,142,000
Federal Government insurance: $32,542,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,357
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,245
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,311
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +268
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Schenectady County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 25.33 millions of gallons per day (100% from ground, 0% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built in Schenectady County, New York
  • Year house built in Schenectady County, New York
  • 1662020 or later
  • 4,2512010 to 2019
  • 4,0842000 to 2009
  • 3,5961990 to 1999
  • 4,2711980 to 1989
  • 4,5851970 to 1979
  • 6,9761960 to 1969
  • 12,5211950 to 1959
  • 6,5051940 to 1949
  • 24,0361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Schenectady County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Schenectady County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Schenectady County, New York
  • 321 room
  • 842 rooms
  • 8413 rooms
  • 3,3384 rooms
  • 7,5665 rooms
  • 10,5646 rooms
  • 7,3797 rooms
  • 6,0628 rooms
  • 7,7029+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schenectady County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schenectady County, New York
  • 7651 room
  • 1,2472 rooms
  • 6,5073 rooms
  • 4,5314 rooms
  • 4,1015 rooms
  • 3,9946 rooms
  • 8977 rooms
  • 5608 rooms
  • 7409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Schenectady County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Schenectady County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Schenectady County, New York
  • 133no bedroom
  • 8501 bedroom
  • 8,8362 bedrooms
  • 20,6283 bedrooms
  • 10,6194 bedrooms
  • 2,5025+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schenectady County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schenectady County, New York
  • 884no bedroom
  • 7,2701 bedroom
  • 8,4162 bedrooms
  • 6,0793 bedrooms
  • 6264 bedrooms
  • 675+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Schenectady County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Schenectady County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Schenectady County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,101no vehicle
  • 14,6281 vehicle
  • 19,5022 vehicles
  • 6,1093 vehicles
  • 1,3874 vehicles
  • 8415+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Schenectady County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Schenectady County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 7,160no vehicle
  • 11,0371 vehicle
  • 3,8172 vehicles
  • 1,0153 vehicles
  • 2064 vehicles
  • 1075+ vehicles

88.0% of Schenectady County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in New York.

Schenectady County:

88.0%
State average:

89.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 116,404
  • Other state: 21,480
  • Northeast: 7,910
  • Midwest: 3,765
  • South: 5,822
  • West: 3,983
Year householders moved into unit in Schenectady County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Schenectady County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.4%Utility gas
  • 9.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Solar energy
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 311
Here:

2.3%
New York:

16.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 939
Here:

11.1%
New York:

16.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,530
Here:

51.5%
New York:

39.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Schenectady County government finances - Expenditure in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $13,283,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,341,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,316,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,332,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,632,000
    Cash and Securities: $20,735,000
  • Charges - Other: $40,645,000
    Other: $39,160,000
    Higher Education - Other: $6,163,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,270,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,414,000
    Air Transportation: $835,000
    Air Transportation: $830,000
    Parks and Recreation: $336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $261,000
    Solid Waste Management: $220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,114,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $3,138,000
    General - Other: $2,438,000
    Police Protection: $1,564,000
    Libraries: $1,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $701,000
    Parks and Recreation: $622,000
    Police Protection: $427,000
    Libraries: $117,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $109,486,000
    Health - Other: $55,719,000
    General - Other: $45,716,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $45,032,000
    General - Other: $44,479,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,439,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,770,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,700,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,654,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $22,356,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,342,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,202,000
    Regular Highways: $9,886,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,597,000
    Regular Highways: $8,592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,730,000
    Libraries: $5,661,000
    Libraries: $5,532,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,520,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,476,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,441,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,047,000
    Police Protection: $3,846,000
    Police Protection: $3,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,730,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,690,000
    Financial Administration: $2,294,000
    Financial Administration: $2,239,000
    Parks and Recreation: $938,000
    Parks and Recreation: $853,000
    Air Transportation: $686,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $589,000
    Air Transportation: $560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $520,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $466,000
    Solid Waste Management: $413,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    Housing and Community Development: $156,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $83,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,812,000
    Other: $4,264,000
    Education: $4,101,000
    Education: $3,828,000
    Highways: $1,280,000
    Highways: $693,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,087,000
    Interest on Debt: $4,901,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $59,185,000
    Other - General - Other: $58,253,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $79,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $44,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $36,544,000
    Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $35,447,000
    Corrections: $1,115,000
    Corrections: $1,031,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,514,000
    Other: $4,851,000
    Highways: $2,818,000
    Highways: $2,364,000
    Education: $448,000
    Education: $331,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,627,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,525,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,210,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,592,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,015,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,617,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,822,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,045,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $398,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $398,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,696,000
    General Revenue - Other: $7,712,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,399,000
    Sale of Property: $610,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $535,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $395,000
    Rents: $299,000
    Rents: $256,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $198,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $197,000
    Interest Earnings: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $80,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Police Protection: $54,000
    Central Staff Services: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $40,000
    Health - Other: $36,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,062,000
    Cash and Securities: $86,768,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,617,000
    Cash and Securities: $7,822,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $49,987,000
    Public Welfare: $48,642,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,539,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,371,000
    Other: $11,196,000
    Other: $8,706,000
    Highways: $2,694,000
    Highways: $2,386,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $129,589,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $126,167,000
    Property: $73,478,000
    Property: $73,165,000
    Other Selective Sales: $939,000
    Other Selective Sales: $723,000
    Other: $10,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $75,765,000
    : $72,319,000

Schenectady County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $13,283,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,341,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,316,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,332,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,632,000
    Cash and Securities: $20,735,000
  • Charges - Other: $40,645,000
    Other: $39,160,000
    Higher Education - Other: $6,163,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,270,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,414,000
    Air Transportation: $835,000
    Air Transportation: $830,000
    Parks and Recreation: $336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $261,000
    Solid Waste Management: $220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,114,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $3,138,000
    General - Other: $2,438,000
    Police Protection: $1,564,000
    Libraries: $1,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $701,000
    Parks and Recreation: $622,000
    Police Protection: $427,000
    Libraries: $117,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $109,486,000
    Health - Other: $55,719,000
    General - Other: $45,716,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $45,032,000
    General - Other: $44,479,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,439,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,770,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,700,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,654,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $22,356,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,342,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,202,000
    Regular Highways: $9,886,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,597,000
    Regular Highways: $8,592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,730,000
    Libraries: $5,661,000
    Libraries: $5,532,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,520,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,476,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,441,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,047,000
    Police Protection: $3,846,000
    Police Protection: $3,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,730,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,690,000
    Financial Administration: $2,294,000
    Financial Administration: $2,239,000
    Parks and Recreation: $938,000
    Parks and Recreation: $853,000
    Air Transportation: $686,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $589,000
    Air Transportation: $560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $520,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $466,000
    Solid Waste Management: $413,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    Housing and Community Development: $156,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $83,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,812,000
    Other: $4,264,000
    Education: $4,101,000
    Education: $3,828,000
    Highways: $1,280,000
    Highways: $693,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,087,000
    Interest on Debt: $4,901,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $59,185,000
    Other - General - Other: $58,253,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $79,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $44,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $36,544,000
    Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $35,447,000
    Corrections: $1,115,000
    Corrections: $1,031,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,514,000
    Other: $4,851,000
    Highways: $2,818,000
    Highways: $2,364,000
    Education: $448,000
    Education: $331,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,627,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,525,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,210,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,592,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,015,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,617,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,822,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,045,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $398,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $398,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,696,000
    General Revenue - Other: $7,712,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,399,000
    Sale of Property: $610,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $535,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $395,000
    Rents: $299,000
    Rents: $256,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $198,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $197,000
    Interest Earnings: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $80,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Police Protection: $54,000
    Central Staff Services: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $40,000
    Health - Other: $36,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,062,000
    Cash and Securities: $86,768,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,617,000
    Cash and Securities: $7,822,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $49,987,000
    Public Welfare: $48,642,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,539,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,371,000
    Other: $11,196,000
    Other: $8,706,000
    Highways: $2,694,000
    Highways: $2,386,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $129,589,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $126,167,000
    Property: $73,478,000
    Property: $73,165,000
    Other Selective Sales: $939,000
    Other Selective Sales: $723,000
    Other: $10,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $75,765,000
    : $72,319,000

Schenectady County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $13,283,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,341,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,316,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,332,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,632,000
    Cash and Securities: $20,735,000
  • Charges - Other: $40,645,000
    Other: $39,160,000
    Higher Education - Other: $6,163,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,270,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,414,000
    Air Transportation: $835,000
    Air Transportation: $830,000
    Parks and Recreation: $336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $261,000
    Solid Waste Management: $220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,114,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $3,138,000
    General - Other: $2,438,000
    Police Protection: $1,564,000
    Libraries: $1,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $701,000
    Parks and Recreation: $622,000
    Police Protection: $427,000
    Libraries: $117,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $109,486,000
    Health - Other: $55,719,000
    General - Other: $45,716,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $45,032,000
    General - Other: $44,479,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,439,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,770,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,700,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,654,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $22,356,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,342,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,202,000
    Regular Highways: $9,886,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,597,000
    Regular Highways: $8,592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,730,000
    Libraries: $5,661,000
    Libraries: $5,532,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,520,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,476,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,441,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,047,000
    Police Protection: $3,846,000
    Police Protection: $3,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,730,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,690,000
    Financial Administration: $2,294,000
    Financial Administration: $2,239,000
    Parks and Recreation: $938,000
    Parks and Recreation: $853,000
    Air Transportation: $686,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $589,000
    Air Transportation: $560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $520,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $466,000
    Solid Waste Management: $413,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    Housing and Community Development: $156,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $83,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,812,000
    Other: $4,264,000
    Education: $4,101,000
    Education: $3,828,000
    Highways: $1,280,000
    Highways: $693,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,087,000
    Interest on Debt: $4,901,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $59,185,000
    Other - General - Other: $58,253,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $79,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $44,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $36,544,000
    Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $35,447,000
    Corrections: $1,115,000
    Corrections: $1,031,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,514,000
    Other: $4,851,000
    Highways: $2,818,000
    Highways: $2,364,000
    Education: $448,000
    Education: $331,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,627,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,525,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,210,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,592,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,015,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,617,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,822,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,045,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $398,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $398,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,696,000
    General Revenue - Other: $7,712,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,399,000
    Sale of Property: $610,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $535,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $395,000
    Rents: $299,000
    Rents: $256,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $198,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $197,000
    Interest Earnings: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $80,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Police Protection: $54,000
    Central Staff Services: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $40,000
    Health - Other: $36,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,062,000
    Cash and Securities: $86,768,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,617,000
    Cash and Securities: $7,822,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $49,987,000
    Public Welfare: $48,642,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,539,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,371,000
    Other: $11,196,000
    Other: $8,706,000
    Highways: $2,694,000
    Highways: $2,386,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $129,589,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $126,167,000
    Property: $73,478,000
    Property: $73,165,000
    Other Selective Sales: $939,000
    Other Selective Sales: $723,000
    Other: $10,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $75,765,000
    : $72,319,000

Schenectady County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $13,283,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,341,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,316,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,332,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,632,000
    Cash and Securities: $20,735,000
  • Charges - Other: $40,645,000
    Other: $39,160,000
    Higher Education - Other: $6,163,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,270,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,414,000
    Air Transportation: $835,000
    Air Transportation: $830,000
    Parks and Recreation: $336,000
    Parks and Recreation: $261,000
    Solid Waste Management: $220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,114,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $3,138,000
    General - Other: $2,438,000
    Police Protection: $1,564,000
    Libraries: $1,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $701,000
    Parks and Recreation: $622,000
    Police Protection: $427,000
    Libraries: $117,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $109,486,000
    Health - Other: $55,719,000
    General - Other: $45,716,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $45,032,000
    General - Other: $44,479,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,439,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,770,000
    Other Higher Education: $33,700,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,654,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $22,356,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,342,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,202,000
    Regular Highways: $9,886,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,597,000
    Regular Highways: $8,592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,730,000
    Libraries: $5,661,000
    Libraries: $5,532,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,520,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,476,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,441,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,047,000
    Police Protection: $3,846,000
    Police Protection: $3,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,730,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,690,000
    Financial Administration: $2,294,000
    Financial Administration: $2,239,000
    Parks and Recreation: $938,000
    Parks and Recreation: $853,000
    Air Transportation: $686,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $589,000
    Air Transportation: $560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $520,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $466,000
    Solid Waste Management: $413,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    Housing and Community Development: $156,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $122,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $83,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,812,000
    Other: $4,264,000
    Education: $4,101,000
    Education: $3,828,000
    Highways: $1,280,000
    Highways: $693,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,087,000
    Interest on Debt: $4,901,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $59,185,000
    Other - General - Other: $58,253,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $79,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $44,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $36,544,000
    Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $35,447,000
    Corrections: $1,115,000
    Corrections: $1,031,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,514,000
    Other: $4,851,000
    Highways: $2,818,000
    Highways: $2,364,000
    Education: $448,000
    Education: $331,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,627,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,525,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,210,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,165,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,592,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,015,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,617,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,220,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,822,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,045,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $398,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $398,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,696,000
    General Revenue - Other: $7,712,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,399,000
    Sale of Property: $610,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $535,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $395,000
    Rents: $299,000
    Rents: $256,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $198,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $197,000
    Interest Earnings: $126,000
    Sale of Property: $80,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Police Protection: $54,000
    Central Staff Services: $47,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $40,000
    Health - Other: $36,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
    General Public Building: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,062,000
    Cash and Securities: $86,768,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,617,000
    Cash and Securities: $7,822,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $49,987,000
    Public Welfare: $48,642,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,539,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,371,000
    Other: $11,196,000
    Other: $8,706,000
    Highways: $2,694,000
    Highways: $2,386,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $129,589,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $126,167,000
    Property: $73,478,000
    Property: $73,165,000
    Other Selective Sales: $939,000
    Other Selective Sales: $723,000
    Other: $10,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $75,765,000
    : $72,319,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,321
  • Number of aged recipients: 364
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,957
  • Number of recipients under 18: 691
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,926
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 704
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,675
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,132
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 47 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED744$143,253723$147,9112,406$148,443263$52,79511$2,618,909113$87,4605$70,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$154,70075$156,000287$152,89934$51,2941$250,00018$73,7783$45,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED96$134,208166$123,337968$142,404215$32,8332$1,754,000104$105,3858$39,375
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN109$157,48668$178,500591$144,30641$60,9762$2,911,50024$89,0001$123,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$156,64722$143,818162$141,3339$87,1110$09$78,4442$26,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED135$173,28981$196,1730$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED38$181,00029$175,3790$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$158,94724$210,5830$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$145,7069$167,7780$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$217,2501$362,0001$77,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Schenectady, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Schenectady, NY - Value
Most common first names in Schenectady County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,85475.2 years
Mary1,84781.0 years
William1,28775.6 years
Joseph1,18775.6 years
Helen91181.2 years
Edward80174.2 years
Robert79870.9 years
James79772.7 years
Anna78583.5 years
George76476.4 years
Most common last names in Schenectady County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith45277.5 years
Miller24277.1 years
Brown22276.4 years
Johnson18776.9 years
Williams18274.8 years
Jones14977.3 years
Martin12277.2 years
White10976.8 years
Anderson10078.3 years
Kelly9377.3 years
Businesses in Schenectady County, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Lowe's1
Ace Hardware2Macy's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets15
Aeropostale1McDonald's4
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's1Motherhood Maternity1
Avenue1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike4
Burger King2OfficeMax1
CVS7Panera Bread1
Curves1Payless1
DHL2Pizza Hut2
Deb1RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry3Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts12Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge1Sears2
Famous Footwear1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx9Sprint Nextel2
Finish Line1Starbucks2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subaru1
Foot Locker1Subway10
GNC2T-Mobile3
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
Gap1U-Haul3
H&R Block3UPS12
Hilton1Vans3
Honda1Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York1Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture2YMCA2
LensCrafters1

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