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Schenectady, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Schenectady,NY index of house prices

Total population: 65,936 (Urban population: 61,908, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 30,326 (26,307 occupied: 11,061 owner occupied, 10,820 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

49%
State:

47%

Housing density: 2,796 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $134,694.

Median contract rent in 2015: $444 (lower quartile is $355, upper quartile is $528)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $838


Median gross rent in Schenectady, NY in 2015: $548

Housing units in Schenectady with a mortgage: 5,326 (459 second mortgage, 453 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,301

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $68,112

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,606

Median monthly housing costs: $861


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Schenectady, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $115,400 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Schenectady:

$115,400
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,500 - $150,600
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1941

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58,625
  • In family households: 44,048 (8,272 male householders, 5,891 female householders)
    8,736 spouses, 17,184 children (16,176 natural, 442 adopted, 566 stepchildren), 634 grandchildren, 590 brothers or sisters, 406 parents, 647 other relatives, 1,688 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,577 (5,376 male householders (4,325 living alone)), 6,758 female householders (5,824 living alone)), 2,443 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,283 (1,116 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,012 2-persons, 3,558 3-persons, 2,592 4-persons, 1,249 5-persons, 466 6-persons, 286 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,149 1-person, 1,700 2-persons, 190 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

6,850 married couples with children.
6,656 single-parent households (1,171 men, 5,485 women).

87.1% of residents of Schenectady speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
6.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 4,043 (6.5%)
(55.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

3.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Schenectady, New York:

  • 21no bedroom
  • 4291 bedroom
  • 2,2902 bedrooms
  • 5,9843 bedrooms
  • 2,2184 bedrooms
  • 7875+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schenectady, New York:

  • 578no bedroom
  • 4,4351 bedroom
  • 4,6042 bedrooms
  • 4,2423 bedrooms
  • 6104 bedrooms
  • 1095+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Schenectady in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,003no vehicle
  • 5,0061 vehicle
  • 4,3812 vehicles
  • 1,0703 vehicles
  • 2004 vehicles
  • 695+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population

Cars and other vehicles available in Schenectady in renter-occupied apartments

  • 4,658no vehicle
  • 7,0141 vehicle
  • 2,4882 vehicles
  • 3213 vehicles
  • 744 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Schenectady, New York:

  • 151 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 2813 rooms
  • 7054 rooms
  • 2,0105 rooms
  • 3,9696 rooms
  • 2,0027 rooms
  • 1,3608 rooms
  • 1,3549+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schenectady, New York:

  • 3971 room
  • 8732 rooms
  • 3,0713 rooms
  • 3,1484 rooms
  • 2,6755 rooms
  • 3,0416 rooms
  • 9187 rooms
  • 2968 rooms
  • 1599+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Schenectady, NY household income distribution

  • Schenectady, NY household income distribution
  • 3,828Less than $10,000
  • 2,798$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,264$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,299$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,186$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,820$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,682$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,477$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,091$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,164$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,074$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,506$75,000 to $99,999
  • 557$100,000 to $124,999
  • 201$125,000 to $149,999
  • 128$150,000 to $199,999
  • 222$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Schenectady, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Schenectady, NY
  • 40Less than $10,000
  • 83$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10$15,000 to $19,999
  • 23$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11$25,000 to $29,999
  • 21$30,000 to $34,999
  • 17$35,000 to $39,999
  • 292$40,000 to $49,999
  • 332$50,000 to $59,999
  • 450$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,108$70,000 to $79,999
  • 789$80,000 to $89,999
  • 995$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,445$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,778$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,304$150,000 to $174,999
  • 407$175,000 to $199,999
  • 295$200,000 to $249,999
  • 146$250,000 to $299,999
  • 140$300,000 to $399,999
  • 54$400,000 to $499,999
  • 16$500,000 to $749,999
  • 140$750,000 to $999,999
  • 70$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 3$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Schenectady, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Schenectady, NY
  • 349Less than $100
  • 25$100 to $149
  • 109$150 to $199
  • 274$200 to $249
  • 41$250 to $299
  • 87$300 to $349
  • 43$350 to $399
  • 644$400 to $449
  • 284$450 to $499
  • 776$500 to $549
  • 527$550 to $599
  • 1,564$600 to $649
  • 936$650 to $699
  • 1,046$700 to $749
  • 1,453$750 to $799
  • 1,204$800 to $899
  • 714$900 to $999
  • 85$1,000 to $1,249
  • 137$1,500 to $1,999
  • 522No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,1211995 to March 2000
  • 5021990 to 1994
  • 6021985 to 1989
  • 3031980 to 1984
  • 1811975 to 1979
  • 2911970 to 1974
  • 2291965 to 1969
  • 814Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population
Schenectady commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,052
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,732
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,921
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,856
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,840
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,796
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,278
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 514
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 586
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,077
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 557
  • 90 or more minutes: 520
Schenectady, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 59.2%
Number of people working at home: 697 (2.6% of all workers)

Schenectady mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 18,728 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 3,107 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,471 (6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 26 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 10 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 202 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 31 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 99 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,801 (7%)
  • Other means: 239 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 697 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 11,879
 Italian: 10,606
 Irish: 6,474
 German: 4,431
 Polish: 4,161
 English: 2,820
 French (except Basque): 2,173
 United States or American: 1,686
 Dutch: 832
 French Canadian: 812
 Scottish: 677
 Subsaharan African:: 671
 African: 450
 Russian: 444
 Scotch-Irish: 416
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 402
 Guyanese: 348
 Afghan: 298
 European: 298
 Arab:: 244
 Hungarian: 201
 Lithuanian: 199
 Ukrainian: 197
 Greek: 185
 Swedish: 174
 Jamaican: 157
 West Indian: 143
 Welsh: 120
 Norwegian: 120
 Czech: 110
 Sudanese: 101
 Armenian: 99
 Slovak: 94
 Nigerian: 90
 British: 83
 Eastern European: 81
 Danish: 78
 Egyptian: 78
 Austrian: 65
 Czechoslovakian: 62
 Lebanese: 58
 Haitian: 58
 Swiss: 51
 Other Arab: 45
 Albanian: 36
 Canadian: 32
 Romanian: 31
 Pennsylvania German: 31
 Portuguese: 28
 Syrian: 27
 Celtic: 26
 Finnish: 23
 Latvian: 23
 Palestinian: 20
 Bulgarian: 18
 Cape Verdean: 18
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 18
 Australian: 13
 Northern European: 13
 Israeli: 12
 Barbadian: 9
 Arab/Arabic: 9
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 9
 Iranian: 8
 Icelander: 8
 Other West Indian: 8
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 7
 Iraqi: 7
 Turkish: 7
 Kenyan: 6
 Ghanian: 6
 Maltese: 6
 Estonian: 6
 Brazilian: 5

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

  • 17%Italy
  • 13%Guyana
  • 5%Poland
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Canada
  • 4%Afghanistan
  • 4%India

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

  • This state: 48,478
  • Northeast: 3,605
  • Midwest: 1,403
  • South: 2,538
  • West: 664

51% of Schenectady 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, 74% lived in New York.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 290
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 114
  • 5th and 6th grade: 245
  • 7th and 8th grade: 543
  • 9th grade: 534
  • 10th grade: 884
  • 11th grade: 682
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 830
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,712
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,203
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,164
  • Associate degree: 1,487
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,978
  • Master's degree: 1,061
  • Professional school degree: 339
  • Doctorate degree: 239

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 254
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 179
  • 5th and 6th grade: 251
  • 7th and 8th grade: 609
  • 9th grade: 637
  • 10th grade: 769
  • 11th grade: 935
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,062
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,229
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,239
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,472
  • Associate degree: 1,886
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,482
  • Master's degree: 1,177
  • Professional school degree: 154
  • Doctorate degree: 122

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 4.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.7%Males
  • 9.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 26.7%Males
  • 27.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 23.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 22.5%Males
  • 13.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 13.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.2%Males
  • 12.8%Females
Schenectady marital status for males
Schenectady marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,546
  • One, attached: 918
  • Two: 10,221
  • 3 or 4: 3,806
  • 5 to 9: 1,872
  • 10 to 19: 1,011
  • 20 to 49: 725
  • 50 or more: 1,197
  • Mobile homes: 30

Median worth of mobile homes: $81,579

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Schenectady:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 88.3%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 71.4%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 844
Here:

11.7%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 227
Here:

8.3%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,384
Here:

58.3%
New York:

38.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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)