Cohoes is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 16,538 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cohoes is the 116th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Cohoes was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cohoes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cohoes is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cohoes who work in office and administrative support (20.85%), sales jobs (8.88%), and food service (8.13%).
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.
The percentage of adults in Cohoes who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.32% of the adults in Cohoes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cohoes in 2010 was $25,454, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,816 for a family of four. However, Cohoes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 French , Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Cohoes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.