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Schenectady,NY index of house prices

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

Houses: 32,671 (20,407 occupied: 9,707 owner occupied, 10,700 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

52%
State:

47%

Housing density: 3,012 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $93,523.

Median contract rent in 2016: $444 (lower quartile is $355, upper quartile is $528)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $825


Median gross rent in Schenectady, NY in 2016: $548

Housing units in Schenectady with a mortgage: 5,862 (91 second mortgage, 332 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,845

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $69,688

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,968

Median monthly housing costs: $894


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Schenectady, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $98,600 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Schenectady:

$98,600
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,300 - $139,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $155,649
Here:

$155,649
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,295
Here:

$199,295
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $75,362
Here:

$75,362
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $227,904
Here:

$227,904
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $28,929
Here:

$28,929
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $1,946
Here:

$1,946
State:

$72,941
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1951

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,907
  • In family households: 49,421 (5,105 male householders, 5,857 female householders)
    7,168 spouses, 22,583 children (21,230 natural, 102 adopted, 1,251 stepchildren), 2,698 grandchildren, 212 brothers or sisters, 1,898 parents, 633 other relatives, 3,267 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,996 (4,397 male householders (3,998 living alone)), 5,048 female householders (4,710 living alone)), 2,551 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,490

Size of family households: 5,279 2-persons, 2,749 3-persons, 1,986 4-persons, 464 5-persons, 218 6-persons, 266 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,708 1-person, 638 2-persons, 54 3-persons, 45 6-persons.

5,892 married couples with children.
5,733 single-parent households (1,432 men, 4,301 women).

85.1% of residents of Schenectady speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 10,345 (15.9%)
(69.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1151 bedroom
  • 2,2792 bedrooms
  • 5,1373 bedrooms
  • 1,8164 bedrooms
  • 3605+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population

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

  • 432no bedroom
  • 3,5681 bedroom
  • 2,9812 bedrooms
  • 3,1853 bedrooms
  • 3954 bedrooms
  • 1395+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 626no vehicle
  • 3,5331 vehicle
  • 3,4032 vehicles
  • 1,6223 vehicles
  • 4454 vehicles
  • 785+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population

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

  • 3,298no vehicle
  • 4,9841 vehicle
  • 2,2892 vehicles
  • 843 vehicles
  • 454 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1913 rooms
  • 9914 rooms
  • 1,5685 rooms
  • 2,6196 rooms
  • 1,7737 rooms
  • 1,4078 rooms
  • 1,1589+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population

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

  • 3561 room
  • 3772 rooms
  • 2,5783 rooms
  • 2,7964 rooms
  • 1,7725 rooms
  • 1,8766 rooms
  • 3997 rooms
  • 4178 rooms
  • 1299+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 936Less than $10,000
  • 2,446$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,178$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,830$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,345$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,671$30,000 to $34,999
  • 998$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,570$40,000 to $44,999
  • 925$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,527$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,437$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,128$75,000 to $99,999
  • 978$100,000 to $124,999
  • 265$125,000 to $149,999
  • 787$150,000 to $199,999
  • 386$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Schenectady, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Schenectady, NY
  • 60Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 59$15,000 to $19,999
  • 77$20,000 to $24,999
  • 41$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$30,000 to $34,999
  • 40$35,000 to $39,999
  • 121$40,000 to $49,999
  • 134$50,000 to $59,999
  • 649$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,512$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,054$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,111$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,059$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,192$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,020$150,000 to $174,999
  • 330$175,000 to $199,999
  • 397$200,000 to $249,999
  • 117$250,000 to $299,999
  • 104$300,000 to $399,999
  • 78$400,000 to $499,999
  • 37$500,000 to $749,999
  • 42$750,000 to $999,999
  • 52$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Schenectady, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Schenectady, NY
  • 47Less than $100
  • 338$100 to $149
  • 41$150 to $199
  • 302$200 to $249
  • 58$250 to $299
  • 279$300 to $349
  • 27$350 to $399
  • 302$400 to $449
  • 159$450 to $499
  • 617$500 to $549
  • 504$550 to $599
  • 831$600 to $649
  • 877$650 to $699
  • 1,376$700 to $749
  • 1,511$750 to $799
  • 1,164$800 to $899
  • 938$900 to $999
  • 256$1,000 to $1,249
  • 146$1,250 to $1,499
  • 103$1,500 to $1,999
  • 271$2,000 to $2,499
  • 85$2,500 to $2,999
  • 20$3,500 or more
  • 350No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,7892010 or later
  • 3,7002000 to 2009
  • 2,5131990 to 1999
  • 9051980 to 1989
  • 4721970 to 1979
  • 1,043Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Schenectady population
Schenectady commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 748
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,055
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,416
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,085
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,324
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,629
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4,089
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 434
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 538
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,713
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,161
  • 90 or more minutes: 249
Schenectady, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 51.1%
Number of people working at home: 729 (2.5% of all workers)

Schenectady mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 27,299 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 2,403 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 784 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 67 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 28 (0%)
  • Taxi: 533 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 53 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,525 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 827 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Italian: 3,431
 Guyanese: 2,964
 American: 2,169
 Irish: 1,986
 Polish: 1,524
 German: 1,353
 English: 709
 West Indian: 497
 French (except Basque): 463
 African: 405
 Jamaican: 334
 Dutch: 266
 European: 250
 Sudanese: 241
 Afghan: 216
 Scottish: 203
 Nigerian: 177
 Russian: 161
 French Canadian: 160
 Haitian: 144
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 136
 Scotch-Irish: 95
 Bulgarian: 93
 British: 83
 Swedish: 73
 Czech: 69
 Norwegian: 62
 Ghanaian: 60
 Welsh: 60
 Eastern European: 50
 Northern European: 49
 Canadian: 42
 Greek: 42
 Czechoslovakian: 37
 Portuguese: 36
 Ukrainian: 33
 Jordanian: 31
 Iranian: 29
 Slovak: 27
 Hungarian: 25
 Lithuanian: 24
 Slavic: 23
 Belizean: 22
 Palestinian: 21
 Danish: 21
 Austrian: 21
 Armenian: 18
 Arab: 15
 Moroccan: 14
 Macedonian: 12
 Turkish: 12
 Albanian: 10
 Syrian: 10
 German Russian: 9
 Lebanese: 9
 Brazilian: 8
 Australian: 7
 Kenyan: 6
 South African: 5
 Serbian: 3

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

  • 42%Guyana
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Italy
  • 3%India
  • 3%Other South America
  • 3%Pakistan
  • 2%Mexico

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

  • This state: 44,041
  • Other state: 8,367
  • Northeast: 2,918
  • Midwest: 1,522
  • South: 3,153
  • West: 774

88% of Schenectady residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in New York.

Schenectady:

87.7%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 437
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 129
  • 5th and 6th grade: 48
  • 7th and 8th grade: 341
  • 9th grade: 276
  • 10th grade: 1,230
  • 11th grade: 443
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 455
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,732
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,018
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,351
  • Associate degree: 2,659
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,402
  • Master's degree: 789
  • Professional school degree: 182
  • Doctorate degree: 119

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 693
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 311
  • 7th and 8th grade: 222
  • 9th grade: 168
  • 10th grade: 1,237
  • 11th grade: 182
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 771
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,568
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,474
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,001
  • Associate degree: 2,412
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,692
  • Master's degree: 1,208
  • Professional school degree: 129
  • Doctorate degree: 108

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 10.2%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 15.3%Males
  • 12.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 10.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.3%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.9%Males
  • 13.2%Females
Schenectady marital status for males
Schenectady marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,904
  • One, attached: 730
  • Two: 11,513
  • 3 or 4: 3,393
  • 5 to 9: 1,648
  • 10 to 19: 1,819
  • 20 to 49: 1,294
  • 50 or more: 1,370

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,398

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 3.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Schenectady:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Schenectady
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.6%)
  • Electricity (8.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (71.1%)
  • Electricity (28.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 894
Here:

13.9%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

0.3%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,200
Here:

46.9%
New York:

34.3%

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)