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0.28% decline
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1.2% growth
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1.25% decline
Median Property Value
1.31% decline

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The economy of Schenectady, NY employs 29,467 people. The economy of Schenectady, NY is specialized in Public Admin.; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.33; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Schenectady, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,440), Retail trade (4,496), and Educational Services (3,111), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,348), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,082), and Finance & Insurance ($37,280).

Median household income in Schenectady, NY is $41,243. Males in Schenectady, NY have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,416. The income inequality of Schenectady, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Schenectady, NY. In Schenectady County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,739. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Schenectady, NY is from the county of Schenectady County, NY.

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Schenectady, NY is home to a population of 65,554 people, from which 94.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Schenectady, NY is composed of 35,753 White residents (54.5%), 12,512 Black residents (19.1%), 6,993 Hispanic residents (10.7%), 3,763 Asian residents (5.74%), and 3,201 Other residents (4.88%). The most common foreign languages in Schenectady, NY are Spanish (3,721 speakers), Chinese (679 speakers), and Italian (540 speakers), but compared to other places, Schenectady, NY has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (490 speakers), Italian (540 speakers), and Urdu (317 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Schenectady, NY awarded 1,563 degrees. The student population of Schenectady, NY is skewed away from females, with 792 male students and 771 female students. Most students in Schenectady, NY are White (1,222 and 78.2%), followed by Black or African American (104 and 6.65%), Asian (84 and 5.37%), and Hispanic or Latino (43 and 2.75%). The largest universities in Schenectady, NY by number of graduates are Schenectady County Community College (638 and 40.8%), Union College (535 and 34.2%), and Union Graduate College (162 and 10.4%). The most popular majors in Schenectady, NY are General Business Administration & Management (91 and 5.82%), Culinary Arts & Chef Training (63 and 4.03%), and Humanistic Studies (60 and 3.84%). The median tuition costs in Schenectady, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $51,225 and $51,225 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Schenectady, NY is $112,900, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $114,400 to $112,900, a 1.31% increase. The homeownership rate of Schenectady, NY is 50.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Schenectady, NY have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Schenectady, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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