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Cohoes, NY
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Cohoes profile

Living in Cohoes

Cohoes is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 17,876 people and five associated neighborhoods, Cohoes is the 104th largest community in New York. Cohoes has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Also of interest is that Cohoes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Cohoes telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.12% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, Cohoes is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.40% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cohoes in 2018 was $32,778, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,112 for a family of four. However, Cohoes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cohoes is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cohoes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cohoes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cohoes include Irish, Italian, German, French, and English.

The most common language spoken in Cohoes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.