Schenectady Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Schenectady Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
65,273

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.1%
5 - 17:
14.1%
18 - 24:
12.3%
25 - 34:
15.9%
35 - 54:
24.8%
55 - 64:
13.0%
Over 65 Years:
13.8%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
7.4%
7.4%
High School Graduates
84.5%
84.5%
College Graduated
21.8%
21.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Schenectady
$24,459
$24,459
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Schenectady
$45,438
$45,438
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
19.4%

Employment Industries in Schenectady

 
Healthcare
17.6%
17.6%
Retail
13.3%
13.3%
Education
10.0%
10.0%
Accommodation
7.6%
7.6%
Public Service
7.2%
7.2%
Manufacturing
6.6%
6.6%
Transportation
5.5%
5.5%
Construction
5.1%
5.1%
Administration
5.0%
5.0%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.5%
4.5%
Other
4.0%
4.0%
Finance
3.7%
3.7%
Wholesale
2.6%
2.6%
Arts
2.4%
2.4%
Information Technology
2.2%
2.2%
Real estate
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
52.5%
52.5%
Black Or African American
19.0%
19.0%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.5%
0.5%
Asian
5.9%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
11.2%
11.2%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
10.8%
10.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Italian
13.0%
13.0%
Irish
12.2%
12.2%
German
8.6%
8.6%
Guyanese
5.4%
5.4%
Polish
5.1%
5.1%
English
4.9%
4.9%
French
4.4%
4.4%
Dutch
1.4%
1.4%
French Canadian
1.0%
1.0%
Russian
1.0%
1.0%
Scottish
0.8%
0.8%
Jamaican
0.6%
0.6%
Welsh
0.6%
0.6%
European
0.5%
0.5%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian
0.4%
0.4%
Scots-Irish
0.4%
0.4%
Afghan
0.4%
0.4%
Latvian
0.4%
0.4%
African
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
87.5%
87.5%
Spanish
5.2%
5.2%
French
1.1%
1.1%
Urdu
0.8%
0.8%
Other Indo-European
0.8%
0.8%
Chinese
0.7%
0.7%
Langs. of India
0.7%
0.7%
French Creole
0.7%
0.7%
Italian
0.7%
0.7%
Arabic
0.6%
0.6%
Polish
0.4%
0.4%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Schenectady Residents:
17.2%