Schenectady County, New York (NY)

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County population in 2012: 155,124 (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: 752 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Schenectady County: 107.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.7%), Educational, health and social services (23.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Schenectady County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.7%)
  • Asian alone (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Some other race alone (1.8%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 74,856  (45.6%)
Females: 79,871  (54.4%)

Schenectady County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Schenectady County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,293 ($41,739 in 1999)

This county:

$54293
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $680 (lower quartile is $575, upper quartile is $797)
This county:

$680
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $165,200 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
Schenectady:

$165,200
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,600 - $228,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $181,347
Here:

$181,347
State:

$328,266

Townhouses or other attached units: $215,866
Here:

$215,866
State:

$477,144

In 2-unit structures: $93,460
Here:

$93,460
State:

$441,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,528
Here:

$121,528
State:

$551,450

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,171
Here:

$170,171
State:

$715,153

Mobile homes: $43,795
Here:

$43,795
State:

$57,967
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,487
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $627

Institutionalized population: 1,369

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 128 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2008: 64 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2009: 108 buildings, average cost: $174,300

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,590 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,874 (2.5%)

Schenectady County household income distribution in 2009 Schenectady County home values distribution Schenectady County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.3%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 40.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.7% for American Indian residents, 32.6% for other race residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.3%
Schenectady County:

14.3%
New York:

16.0%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.9% for American Indian residents, 33.7% for other race residents, 25.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 14 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 43 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 

2005 air pollution in Schenectady County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.092 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.077 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.005 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.017 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Schenectady County: Town of Rotterdam Water Pollution Control Plant (A), Mohawk Golf Club (B), Iroquois Club (C), Esperance Station (D), Briar Creek Golf Course (E), Stanford Golf Course (F), Rotterdam Rest Area (G), Duanesburg Rest Area (H), Whispering Pines Executive Golf Course (I), Schenectady Pumping Station (J), Rotterdam Pumping Station (K), Niskayuna Modification and Test Plant (L), Charlton Road Orchard (M), Dwyer Farm (N), Falling Leaf Farm (O), Glenville Berry Farm (P), Glindmyer Evergreen Nurseries (Q), Noch Fiernan Farm (R), Scotch Ridge Berry Farm (S), Mohawk Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Rotterdam Square Mall Shopping Center (1), Mohawk Mall Shopping Center (2), Saint James Square Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Schenectady County include: Our Lady of Grace Dominican Retreat House (A), Princetown Reformed Church (B), West Glenville Reformed Church (C), Duanesburg Churches (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), Balltown Wesleyan Church (F), Congregation Agudat Achim (G), First Baptist Church (H), Immanuel Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Cyril Cemetery (1), Schenectady Memorial Park (2), Weatherwax Cemetery (3), Morey Cemetery (4), Jones Cemetery (5), Smith Cemetery (6), Van Slyck Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Duanespurg Reservoir (A), Delanson Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Plotter Kill (A), Poentic Kill (B), Fallentree Kill (C), Bonny Brook (D), Crabb Kill (E), Washout Creek (F), Chaughtanoonda Creek (G), Verf Kill (H), Moccasin Kill (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Schenectady County: Ingersol Memorial for Aged Men (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Albany County , Montgomery County , Saratoga County , Schoharie County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,381
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,811 (63% naturalized citizens)

Schenectady County:

5.3%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,630
  • 1990 to 1994: 820
  • 1985 to 1989: 989
  • 1980 to 1984: 498
  • 1975 to 1979: 481
  • 1970 to 1974: 600
  • 1970 to 1974: 688
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,105

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:


Housing units in Schenectady County with a mortgage: 21,299 (1,600 second mortgage, 2,779 home equity loan, 44 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,190

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Schenectady County

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

Tornado activity:

Schenectady County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 5190088.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/24/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Schenectady County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% 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 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) 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 the county center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from Schenectady County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.0 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:


The number of natural disasters in Schenectady County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (17%)
  • India (7%)
  • Guyana (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Schenectady County (%):

  • Italian (22%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • German (11%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)

Schenectady County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 53,591 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 5,968 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,708 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 26 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 10 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0%)
  • Taxi: 241 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 41 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 152 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,357 (4%)
  • Other means: 369 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,939 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,718.

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
New York average:

5.06%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,300 average AGI)
Schenectady County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

4.05% relocated from other counties in New York ($28,882 average AGI)
1.26% relocated from other states ($11,574 average AGI)
Schenectady County:

1.26%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Albany County, NY  1.51% ($38,453 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.78% ($39,347)
from Rensselaer County, NY  0.39% ($40,091)
from Montgomery County, NY  0.17% ($29,055)
from Queens County, NY  0.13% ($24,622)
from Schoharie County, NY  0.11% ($33,424)
from Kings County, NY  0.10% ($22,483)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
New York average:

5.46%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($656 average AGI)
Schenectady County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

3.83% relocated to other counties in New York ($27,370 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($16,335 average AGI)
Schenectady County:

1.94%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Albany County, NY  1.31% ($38,260 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.95% ($49,466)
to Rensselaer County, NY  0.34% ($37,523)
to Montgomery County, NY  0.19% ($35,923)
to Schoharie County, NY  0.13% ($38,463)
to Fulton County, NY  0.10% ($39,180)
to Kings County, NY  0.08% ($37,080)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Schenectady County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Schenectady County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Schenectady County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 29,101 (24,732 aged, 4,369 disabled)
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: 13782.58
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 372.190
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59781.01

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1202.730
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1039.720
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.07

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 73.52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.52

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.06
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: 150,293

Size of family households: 17,092 2-persons, 9,546 3-persons, 7,707 4-persons, 3,203 5-persons, 1,141 6-persons, 638 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,231 1-person, 3,746 2-persons, 355 3-persons, 144 4-persons, 46 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

22,896 married couples with children.
10,154 single-parent households (2,029 men, 8,125 women).

90.1% of residents of Schenectady County speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,352,640,000 ($15892 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:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 236
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,751
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,817
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,537
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,519
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,454
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,361
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,961
  • 1939 or earlier: 28,403
Rooms in houses/apartments in Schenectady County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 103
  • 3 rooms: 549
  • 4 rooms: 2,101
  • 5 rooms: 5,795
  • 6 rooms: 10,541
  • 7 rooms: 8,296
  • 8 rooms: 6,596
  • 9+ rooms: 5,035
  • 1 room: 467
  • 2 rooms: 1,379
  • 3 rooms: 4,446
  • 4 rooms: 4,743
  • 5 rooms: 3,844
  • 6 rooms: 3,818
  • 7 rooms: 1,272
  • 8 rooms: 406
  • 9+ rooms: 271
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Schenectady County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 53
  • 1 bedroom: 794
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,065
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,058
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,790
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,278
  • no bedroom: 671
  • 1 bedroom: 6,555
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,066
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,237
  • 4 bedrooms: 911
  • 5+ bedrooms: 206
Cars and other vehicles available in Schenectady County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,848
  • 1 vehicle: 12,416
  • 2 vehicles: 18,077
  • 3 vehicles: 5,213
  • 4 vehicles: 1,162
  • 5+ vehicles: 322
  • no vehicle: 5,575
  • 1 vehicle: 10,333
  • 2 vehicles: 4,057
  • 3 vehicles: 522
  • 4 vehicles: 123
  • 5+ vehicles: 36

62% of Schenectady County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in New York.

Schenectady County:

62.1%
State average:

64.4%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $73,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Schenectady County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.8%)
  • Electricity (2.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (67.0%)
  • Electricity (23.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,473
Here:

8.6%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 451
Here:

5.9%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,172
Here:

46.5%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Schenectady County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,085,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,882,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,657,000
    General - Other: $4,103,000
    Police Protection: $1,355,000
    Libraries: $127,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $71,667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,120,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,834,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,379,000
    Health - Other: $16,933,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,565,000
    Regular Highways: $7,364,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,415,000
    Libraries: $5,200,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,569,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,172,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,793,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,429,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,168,000
    Police Protection: $1,611,000
    Financial Administration: $1,520,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,141,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $962,000
    Parks and Recreation: $687,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $558,000
    Air Transportation: $437,000
    Transit Utilities: $316,000
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,321,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $21,733,000
    Financial Administration: $172,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $33,070,000
    General - Other: $751,000
    Corrections - Other: $704,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $223,000
    Health - Other: $187,000
    General Public Building: $25,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000
    General - Other: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Libraries: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,630,000

Schenectady County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $29,188,000
    Higher Education - Other: $10,189,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,585,000
    Air Transportation: $671,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
    Solid Waste Management: $169,000
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,021,000
    Education: $506,000
    Health and Hospitals: $89,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,320,000
    All Other: $1,299,000
    Education: $365,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $34,519,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,533,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $540,000
    Rents: $174,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
    Special Assessments: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $45,739,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,813,000
    Education: $8,806,000
    All Other: $7,764,000
    Highways: $1,175,000
  • Tax - Property: $66,647,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $64,038,000
    Other Selective Sales: $8,081,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,895,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $457,000
    NEC: $4,000

Schenectady County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $50,886,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,140,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,823,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,387,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,970,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,534,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,746,000

Schenectady County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,860,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,407,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,179,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Schenectady County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Schenectady County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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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