Schenectady SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
8

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Schenectady Info Snack

Schenectady /sknktdi/ (ski-NEK-t-dee) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 66,135. The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohawk word skahnéhtati meaning "beyond the pines". The city was founded on the south side of the Mohawk River by Dutch colonists in the 17th century, many from the Albany area. They were prohibited from the fur trade by the Albany monopoly, which kept its control after the English takeover in 1664. Residents of the new village developed farms on strip plots along the river.
Population
65,554
Unemployment
10.0%
Poverty
21.1%
Median Home
$112,900
Median Income
$41,243
Median Rent
$815

Rankings for Schenectady in New York

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Map Of Schenectady, NY

Population over time in Schenectady

Year Population % Change
2016 65,554 -0.3%
2015 65,735 -0.5%
2014 66,055 0.1%
2013 65,990 0.1%
2012 65,921 0.3%
2011 65,702 0.5%
2010 65,366 -

Crime in Schenectady Per 100k

Crime Schenectady NY USA
Violent Crime 913.4 376.2 386.3
Murder 9.2 3.2 5.3
Robbery 224.1 113.0 102.8
Aggravated Assault 591.1 228.3 248.5
Property Crime 3223.9 1545.6 2450.7
Burglary 580.3 201.7 468.9
Larceny 2341.2 1271.0 1745.0
Car Theft 302.4 72.9 236.9

Race / Ethnicity in Schenectady

White
54.5% (35,753)
African American
19.1% (12,512)
American Indian
0.4% (277)
Asian
5.7% (3,763)
Hawaiian
0.1% (36)
Other
4.9% (3,201)
Two Or More
4.6% (3,019)
Hispanic
10.7% (6,993)
Race Schenectady NY USA
White 54.5% 56.4% 60.6%
African American 19.1% 14.4% 10.4%
American Indian 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 5.7% 8.1% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 4.9% 0.5% 3.9%
Two Or More 4.6% 1.8% 2.5%
Hispanic 10.7% 18.6% 17.3%

Household Income For Schenectady, New York

Less than $10,000
8.7% (5,703)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.6% (6,293)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.9% (9,112)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.4% (7,473)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.3% (10,029)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.7% (11,603)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.3% (7,407)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.6% (5,637)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (1,442)
$200,000 or more
1.3% (852)
Income Schenectady NY USA
Less than $10,000 8.7% 7.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.6% 5.1% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.9% 9.5% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.4% 8.7% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.3% 11.5% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.7% 16.2% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.3% 11.9% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.6% 14.6% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 6.7% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 1.3% 8.0% 5.7%

Gender in Schenectady

Female
51.4% (33,684)
Male
48.6% (31,869)
Gender Schenectady NY USA
Female 51.4% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.6% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Schenectady for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.4% (4,206)
9-12th Grade
9.6% (6,317)
High School / GED
34.3% (22,500)
Some College
18.1% (11,870)
Associate's Degree
10.4% (6,844)
Bachelor's Degree
13.3% (8,718)
Master's Degree
6.0% (3,933)
Professional Degree
0.8% (549)
Doctorate Degree
0.9% (611)
Education Schenectady NY USA
< 9th Grade 6.4% 6.5% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 9.6% 7.5% 7.4%
High School / GED 34.3% 26.4% 27.5%
Some College 18.1% 16.1% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.4% 8.6% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 13.3% 19.7% 18.8%
Master's Degree 6.0% 10.9% 8.2%
Professional Degree 0.8% 2.8% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.9% 1.5% 1.3%

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