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Schenectady County, New York

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Population:

  • Total Population: 146,555
  • Males: 70,575
  • Females: 75,980

Ethnicity:

  • White: 126,516
  • Black/African American: 9,065
  • Hispanic: 4,620
  • Native American/Eskimo: 374
  • Asian: 2,844
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 62
  • Other: 364
  • 2 or more: 2,710

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (123,985)
  2. Spanish (3,755)
  3. Italian (2,905)
  4. French (960)
  5. Polish (920)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 7,811

  1. Italy (1,359)
  2. India (565)
  3. Guyana (508)
  4. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (432)
  5. Germany (425)
  6. Poland (379)
  7. Canada (314)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (70,874)
  2. Jewish Estimate (5,200)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (4,919)
  4. Reformed Church in America (4,831)
  5. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (2,162)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 46,212
    • Sensory: 4,465
    • Physical: 11,895
    • Mental: 7,166
    • Self-care: 3,728
    • Go outside home: 8,430
    • Employment: 9,861

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 726

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 59,684
    • Utility gas: 43,228
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,146
    • Electricity: 5,866
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 8,755
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 429
    • Solar Energy: 29
    • Other fuel: 144
    • No fuel used: 87

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 114,284
    • No vehicle: 13,357
    • 1 or more vehicle: 100,927

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 923
    • No High School: 3,227
    • Some High School: 10,985
    • High School: 30,812
    • Some College: 17,608
    • Associate's Degree: 9,795
    • College Degree: 14,506
    • Master's Degree: 8,128
    • Professional Degree: 2,028
    • Doctoral Degree: 1,556

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 59,684
    • Owners with phone: 38,938
    • Owners without phone: 100
    • Renters with phone: 20,015
    • Renters without phone: 631

    10 closest counties:

    1. Albany County, New York
    2. Saratoga County, New York
    3. Rensselaer County, New York
    4. Montgomery County, New York
    5. Fulton County, New York
    6. Schoharie County, New York
    7. Greene County, New York
    8. Columbia County, New York
    9. Warren County, New York
    10. Washington County, New York

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    12008, 12053, 12056, 12137, 12141, 12150, 12301, 12302, 12303, 12304, 12305, 12306, 12307, 12308, 12309, 12325, 12345

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WRGB (82 TV) SCHENECTADY, NY
    • WMHT (488 TV) SCHENECTADY, NY
    • WRHV (88.7 FM) SCHENECTADY, NY
    • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM) SCHENECTADY, NY
    • WRUC (89.7 FM) SCHENECTADY, NY
    • WBOE (94.5 FM) SCHENECTADY, NY
    • WVKZ (1240 AM) SCHENETADY, NY
    • WAMC (1400 AM) SCHENECTADY, NY
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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