Schenectady County

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Schenectady County, New York

620 State St
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 388-4222
Fax: (518) 388-4224
www.schenectadycounty.com

In east-central NY, northwest of Albany; organized Mar 7, 1809 from Albany County. Name Origin: For the city, its county seat

Area (sq mi):: 209.62 (land 206.10; water 3.52) Population per square mile: 723.30
Population 2005: 149,078 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 -1.80% Population 2000: 146,555 (White 86.30%; Black or African American 6.80%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 2.00%; Other 3.40%). Foreign born: 5.30%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $21,992; median household $41,739; Population below poverty level: 10.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,184-$31,695
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Schenectady County seat (61,125)

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