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Population (year 2000): 61,821. Estimated population in July 2005: 61,280 (-0.9% change)
Males: 29,539 (47.8%), Females: 32,282 (52.2%)

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Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $29,378 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Schenectady:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.5%)
  • Black (14.8%)
  • Hispanic (5.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.5%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (19.7%), Irish (15.8%), German (12.2%), Polish (9.0%), English (7.4%), French (6.0%).

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Land area: 10.8 square miles

Schenectady,

For population 25 years and over in Schenectady

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Schenectady city

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

6.5% Foreign born (2.7% Europe, 1.6% Latin America, 1.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -3,799 (-5.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (136.7 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (145.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Pleasant, NY (1.4 miles Mount NY Niskayuna, (2.4 miles NY Rotterdam, (2.4 miles NY (3.1 miles Scotia, Glenville, NY (4.6 miles East NY (7.0 miles Guilderland,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 15 buildings, average cost: $44,200
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,100
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $51,200
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,700

Latitude: 42.80 N, Longitude: 73.93 W

Area code: 518


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.5%), Retail trade (13.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,788 (+9.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,326 (39.1%)

Crime in Schenectady (2000):
  • 3 murders (4.7 per 100,000)
  • 44 rapes (69.4 per 100,000)
  • 201 robberies (317.1 per 100,000)
  • 214 assaults (337.6 per 100,000)
  • 768 burglaries (1211.6 per 100,000)
  • 1,741 thefts (2746.5 per 100,000)
  • 206 auto thefts (325.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 426.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.1)

Crime in Schenectady (2001):
  • 6 murders (9.7 per 100,000)
  • 54 rapes (87.2 per 100,000)
  • 208 robberies (335.8 per 100,000)
  • 255 assaults (411.7 per 100,000)
  • 871 burglaries (1406.3 per 100,000)
  • 1,902 thefts (3071.0 per 100,000)
  • 261 auto thefts (421.4 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 483.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Average climate in Schenectady, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Schenectady,

Schenectady-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Schenectady city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Mickey Rourke - (born 1950), actor, Joseph C. Yates - Democratic-Republican, 1823-1824, Telford Taylor - (1908-1998), lawyer and legal scholar, Andy Robinson - College basketball player (Buffalo Bulls), Jason McKrieth - College basketball player (Rice Owls), Kenny Dagostino - College basketball player (Iona Gaels), Rashaun Freeman - College basketball player (Massachusetts Minutemen), Ann B. Davis - (born 1926), actress, Pat Cadigan - (born 1953), US-born science fiction author.


Main business address for: AUTHENTIDATE HOLDING CORP (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN).


Hospitals/medical centers in Schenectady:
  • BELLEVUE MATERNITY HOSPITAL INC (2210 TROY RD)
  • ELLIS HOSPITAL (1101 NOTT ST)
  • ST CLARES HOSPITAL (600 MCCLELLAN ST)
  • SUNNYVIEW HOSP REHAB CTR (1270 BELMONT AVE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Schenectady:
  • ALBANY INTL (about 11 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 43 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; ID: GFL)
  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 82 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; ID: POU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Schenectady:
  • WELLS (about 3 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; ID: 94D)
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY (about 4 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; ID: SCH)
  • MOHAWK VALLEY (about 8 miles; SCOTIA, NY; ID: K13)

Amtrak station:
SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 78 $282,712 $43,494 5 $6,763


Colleges/Universities in Schenectady:
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,316; Location: WASHINGTON AVE; Public)
  • UNION COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,315; Location: 807 UNION ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.union.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • MODERN WELDING SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 31; Location: 1842 STATE ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.modernwelding.com)
  • ELLIS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 29; Location: 1101 NOTT ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ehson.org)
  • SPENCER BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Location: 200 STATE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • MID-AMERICA BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Location: 2810 CURRY RD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • EUROPA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (Location: 1333 STATE ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Schenectady:
  • SUNY AT ALBANY (about 10 miles; ALBANY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 14,168)
  • EXCELSIOR COLLEGE (about 12 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,096)
  • THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE (about 12 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 3,116)
  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 13 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,001)
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 19 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 6,337)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; FT enrollment: 4,499)
Public high schools in Schenectady:
  • SCHENECTADY HS (Students: 2,577; Location: 1445 THE PLZ; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NISKAYUNA HS (Students: 1,419; Location: 1626 BALLTOWN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MOHONASEN SHS (Students: 1,099; Location: 2072 CURRY RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SCHALMONT HS (Students: 789; Location: ONE SABRE DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Schenectady:
  • NOTRE DAME BISHOP GIBBONS SCHO (Students: 395; Location: 2600 ALBANY ST; Grades: 6 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Schenectady:
  • DRAPER MS (Students: 870; Location: 2070 CURRY RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MONT PLEASANT MS (Students: 832; Location: 1121 FOREST RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PINEWOOD ES (Students: 750; Location: 901 KINGS RD; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • CENTRAL PARK MS (Students: 725; Location: 421 ELM ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ONEIDA MS (Students: 702; Location: 1629 ONEIDA ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON ES (Students: 665; Location: 100 PRINCETOWN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HERMAN L. BRADT ES (Students: 621; Location: 2719 HAMBURG ST; Grades: KG - 02)
  • SCHALMONT MS (Students: 573; Location: 2 SABRE DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • IROQUOIS MS (Students: 564; Location: 2495 ROSENDALE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VAN ANTWERP MS (Students: 487; Location: 2253 STORY AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Schenectady:
  • BROWN SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 150 CORLAER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST HELENS SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 1801 UNION STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 267; Location: 806 UNION STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST LUKES SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 1252 ALBANY STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST MADELEINE SOPHIE SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 3510 CARMAN ROAD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 520 BRADT STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST PAUL THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 16 VAN ZANDT STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST ANTHONYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 1840 VAN VRANKEN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • NORTHEAST PARENT CHILD SOCIETY (Students: 115; Location: 122 PARK AVE; Grades: 7 - 11)
  • OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 1274 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Schenectady:
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,376,393; Location: 99 CLINTON STREET; 547,883 books; 28,713 audio materials; 13,730 video materials; 1,768 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Schenectady Museum (A).

Cemeteries: Parkview Cemetery (1), Holy Name Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Saint Joseph Cemetery (4), Czestochwskiej Cemetery (5), Saint Josephs Cemetery (6), Vale Cemetery (7).

Lake: Iroquois Lake (A).

Parks in Schenectady include: Central Park (1), Grout Athletic Field (2), Hillhurst Park (3), Riverside Park (4), Schenectady Park (5), Schenectady Stadium (6), Steinmetz Park (7).


Schenectady compared to New York state average:
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Schenectady:
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WVKZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Schenectady:
  • WRUC (89.7 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF UNION COLLEGE)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKLI-FM (100.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKF (102.3 FM; BALLSTON SPA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WDCD-FM (96.7 FM; CLIFTON PARK, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTRY-FM (98.3 FM; ROTTERDAM, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBKK (97.7 FM; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: GEM ASSOCIATES, L. P.)
  • WABT (104.5 FM; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Schenectady:
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNGX-LP (Channel 42; SCHNECTADY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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