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. Cohoes has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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 (19.02%), sales jobs (8.25%), and food service (7.96%).
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.
In terms of college education, Cohoes is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.48% of adults 25 and older in Cohoes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cohoes in 2010 was $24,976, 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 $99,904 for a family of four. However, Cohoes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cohoes is a somewhat 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 French , Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Cohoes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.