Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

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Population

883,169

0.341% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$71,301

3.81% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

449,443

0.377% growth

Median Property Value

$217,200

0.37% growth

About

In 2018, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY had a population of 883k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $71,301. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY declined from 886,188 to 883,169, a -0.341% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,681 to $71,301, a 3.81% increase.

The population of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is 79.4% White Alone, 7.17% Black or African American Alone, and 5.35% Hispanic or Latino. 9.4% of the people in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY are Excelsior College (5,137 degrees awarded in 2017), SUNY at Albany (4,895 degrees), and SUNY Empire State College (3,511 degrees).

The median property value in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is $217,200, and the homeownership rate is 63.4%. Most people in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY employs 449k people. The largest industries in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,613 people), Educational Services (51,251 people), and Retail Trade (48,239 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,328), Utilities ($80,577), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,059).

Median household income in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is $71,301. Males in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,914. The income inequality in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,301

2018 value

± $1,384

3.81%

1 Year Growth

± 4.39%

Households in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY have a median annual income of $71,301, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,681 in 2017, which represents a 3.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$81,735

Average Male Salary

± $1,216

$63,914

Average Female Salary

± $886

In 2018, full-time male employees in New York made 1.28 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $69,391 ± $897

  2. Asian

    $66,385 ± $2,329

  3. Two or More Races

    $56,062 ± $4,048

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is from New York.

0.493

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in New York was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.874% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $116,304, followed by Putnam County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, with respective values of $102,525 and $100,468.

The following map shows all of the counties in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (93.2k out of 851k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    60,866 ± 1,757

  2. Black

    18,602 ± 1,034

  3. Hispanic

    10,592 ± 798

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

449k

2018 Value

± 11,049

0.377%

1 Year growth

± 3.54%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY grew at a rate of 0.377%, from 448k employees to 449k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (56,847 people), Management Occupations (47,227 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (43,214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (56,847 people), Management Occupations (47,227 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (43,214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.52 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,144), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,328), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($78,900).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

449k

2018 Value

± 11,049

0.377%

1 Year growth

± 3.54%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY grew at a rate of 0.377%, from 448k employees to 449k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,613 people), Educational Services (51,251 people), and Retail Trade (48,239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, though some of these residents may live in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,613 people), Educational Services (51,251 people), and Retail Trade (48,239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.08 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.24 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,328), Utilities ($80,577), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,059).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.9% of the population of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY has health coverage, with 56.7% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.88% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.14%

Uninsured

56.7%

Employer Coverage

14.9%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

0.88%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY declined by 14.9% from 3.69% to 3.14%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is home to a population of 883k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.63% of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY residents were born outside of the country (67.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is composed of 701k White Alone residents (79.4%), 63.4k Black or African American Alone residents (7.17%), 47.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.35%), 39k Asian Alone residents (4.42%), 25.9k Two or More Races residents (2.94%), 2.72k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.308%), 2.48k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.28%), and 1.05k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.119%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY are Spanish (22,207 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (8,506 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (4,000 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

67.6k people

7.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

64.5k people

As of 2017, 7.63% of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY residents (67.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was 7.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,970 ± 17,236 people

  2. China

    407,280 ± 15,504 people

  3. Mexico

    222,031 ± 11,503 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,970 New York residents, followed by China with 407,280 and Mexico with 222,031.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2018 Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.8% of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    701k ± 757

  2. Black or African American Alone

    63.4k ± 3.77k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    47.3k ± 4.8k

In 2018, there were 11.1 times more White Alone residents (701k people) in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 63.4k Black or African American Alone and 47.3k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    22,207 speakers (2.65%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    8,506 speakers (1.01%)

  3. French (Incl. Cajun)

    4,000 speakers (0.477%)

9.4% of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was Spanish. 2.65% of the overall population of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY are native Spanish speakers. 1.01% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.477% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    17,879 ± 1,591

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,578 ± 1,520

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,513 ± 1,049

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY awarded 25,562 degrees. The student population of Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is skewed towards women, with 51,528 male students and 58,929 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY are White (16,469 and 67.5%), followed by Black or African American (2,813 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (1,988 and 8.15%), and Asian (1,269 and 5.2%).

The largest universities in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY by number of degrees awarded are Excelsior College (5,137 and 20.1%), SUNY at Albany (4,895 and 19.1%), and SUNY Empire State College (3,511 and 13.7%).

The most popular majors in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,916 and 7.5%), General Business Administration & Management (1,759 and 6.88%), and Registered Nursing (1,686 and 6.6%).

The median tuition costs in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY are $34,138 for private four year colleges, and $6,670 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 919 degrees awarded

  2. 1,604 degrees awarded

  3. 1,144 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was General Psychology with 919 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,137 degrees awarded

  2. 4,895 degrees awarded

  3. 3,511 degrees awarded

$6,670

Median In-State Public

$34,138

Median Private

In 2017, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Excelsior College with 5,137 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,554

Degrees Awarded to Men

14,008

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 11,554 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, which is 0.825 times less than the 14,008 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    16,469 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,813 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,988 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY were to White students. These 16,469 degrees mean that there were 5.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,813 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was $217,200 in 2018, which is 0.946 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $216,400 to $217,200, a 0.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is 63.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$217,200

2018 Median

± $3,625

$216,400

2017 Median

± $3,981

In 2018, the median property value in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY grew to to $217,200 from the previous year's value of $216,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$71,301

Median Household Income

± $1,384

354k

Number of Households

± 9,055

In 2018, the median household income of the 354k households in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY grew to $71,301 from the previous year's value of $68,681.

The following chart displays the households in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.4%

2018 Homeownership

64.3%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 63.4% of the housing units in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.05%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.45%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.05%) and those who Worked At Home (4.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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