SchenectadyNew York

Schenectady Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Schenectady is 66,985. 23.09% is under 18, while 14.51% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 6.62% of the population was five years old or younger, 23.09% were 18 years or younger and 29.15% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 48.71% female and 51.29% male.

Schenectady Housing

According to the US Census, Schenectady has 30,921 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Schenectady was 93.67%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $156,800

Schenectady Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 67.90% of Schenectady's population. Residents of the city who were Some Other Race Alone, made up 10.66% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 6.58% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 3.12%

White Alone45.94%
Black Or African American Alone21.96%
Some Other Race Alone10.66%
Asian Alone6.58%
White Black Or African American3.12%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone1.41%

How Educated is Schenectady

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 16.2% of Schenectady residents had a bachelor's degree, while 9.5% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 25.70% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Schenectady CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher86.6%
Some College Or Associates Degree39.2%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency27.3%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher23.9%
Some College No Degree21.4%
Bachelors Degree16.2%

Average Income in Schenectady

The median household income in Schenectady is $53,316. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $53,316.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $78,915 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $100,072.

A closer examination of the income groups of Schenectady households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $100,000 and $149,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $35,000 and $49,999 (13.1%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (4.8%). 9.5% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$100,072
Nonfamily households$38,094