Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY

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2022 Population
159,447
1.23% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
0.501% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.6%
3.21% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,056
7.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$204,400
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
73,722
3.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY had a population of 159k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $75,056. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY grew from 157,515 to 159,447, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $69,891 to $75,056, a 7.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.85%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.85%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.53%).

8.71% of the households in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY are Union College (196866) (600 degrees awarded in 2022), Schenectady County Community College (377 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Schenectady (107 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was $204,400, and the homeownership rate was 63.9%.

Most people in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY is home to a population of 159k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.99% of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the country (15.9k people).

In 2022, there were 7.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY are Spanish (5,502 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (895 households), and Italian (777 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
81,015
Women
50.8%
78,477
Men
49.2%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 159,492 inhabitants, with 49.2% men, and 50.8% women.

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Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    112k ± 816
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 903
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.33k ± 1.13k
7.71%
Hispanic Population
12.3k people

In 2022, there were 7.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.71% of the people in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY are hispanic (12.3k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Guyana
    6,315 ± 1,912 people
  2. India
    798 ± 692 people
  3. China
    701 ± 649 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was Guyana, the natal country of 6,315 Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY residents, followed by India with 798 and China with 701.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.9k people
10.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.1k people

As of 2022, 9.99% of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY residents (15.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,502 households (3.66%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    895 households (0.596%)
  3. Italian
    777 households (0.517%)

8.71% of the households in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was Spanish. 3.66% of the households in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,467 ± 352
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,383 ± 346
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    851 ± 222

Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY employs 73.7k people. The largest industries in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY are Elementary & secondary schools (5,200 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,017 people), and Construction (3,776 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($426,088), Engine, turbine, & power transmission equipment manufacturing ($124,979), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($121,206).

Males in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,764. The income inequality in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
35,541
Women
50%
35,479
Men
50%

The workforce of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY in 2020 was 71,020 people, with 50% woman, and 50% men.

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Occupations

73.7k
2022 Value
3.06%
1 Year growth
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 71.5k employees to 73.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY, are Registered nurses (2,079 people), Other managers (1,905 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,860 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.7k
2022 Value
3.06%
1 Year growth
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 71.5k employees to 73.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,200 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,017 people), and Construction (3,776 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY, though some of these residents may live in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,627
Median earning men ± $1,558
$42,937
Median earning women ± $1,780

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($85,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,910), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,466).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,065), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,453), and Manufacturing ($56,224).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY awarded 1,236 degrees. The student population of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,855 male students and 3,216 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY are White (800 and 68.4%), followed by Asian (108 and 9.24%), Black or African American (90 and 7.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (79 and 6.76%).

The largest universities in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY by number of degrees awarded are Union College (196866) (600 and 48.5%), Schenectady County Community College (377 and 30.5%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Schenectady (107 and 8.66%).

The most popular majors in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY are Welding Technology (94 and 7.61%), General Economics (90 and 7.28%), and General Cosmetology (68 and 5.5%).

The median tuition cost in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY for private four year colleges is $63,603.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 46.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,071 (47% men and 53% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,071 students enrolled in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY, 47% men and 53% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,778 records, of which 49.7% were women and 50.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 90 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was General Economics with 90 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 600 degrees awarded
  2. 377 degrees awarded
  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Union College (196866) with 600 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 576 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY, which is 0.873 times less than the 660 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 800 degrees mean that there were 7.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 108 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($63,603) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,060) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.21% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.92% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (35.1k), Some college (25.6k), and Bachelors Degree (23.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was $204,400 in 2022, which is 0.725 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $178,000 to $204,400, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY is 63.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY is $75,056. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was NYC-Manhattan Community Districts 1 & 2--Financial District & Greenwich Village PUMA, NY with a value of $171,480, followed by Nassau County (Central)--Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY and Westchester County (Northeast) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $168,423 and $167,513.

Property

$204,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,387
$40,880
Median Property Taxes
±$1,199

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Rent vs Own

63.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.9% of the housing units in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was NYC-Manhattan Community Districts 1 & 2--Financial District & Greenwich Village PUMA, NY with a value of $171,480, followed by Nassau County (Central)--Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY and Westchester County (Northeast) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $168,423 and $167,513.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,056
Median Household Income
± $2,274
64k
Number of Households
± 1,899

In 2022, the median household income of the 64k households in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY grew to $75,056 from the previous year's value of $69,891.

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Wage Distribution

0.424
2022 Wage GINI in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY
0.408
2021 Wage GINI in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY

In 2022, the income inequality in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was 0.424 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.9% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.19%)

In 2022, 73.3% of workers in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.19%).

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY (18k out of 155k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Health

96.1% of the population of Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New York see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1192 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New York

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.93%
Uninsured
50.6%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY declined by 0.354% from 3.95% to 3.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Schenectady County--Schenectady City PUMA, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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