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Schoharie County, New York

284 Main St
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8347
Fax: (518) 295-8482

In south-central NY, west of Albany; organized Apr 6, 1795 from Albany and Otsego counties. Name Origin: For the Schoharie Creek, which runs through it; from Iroquoian for 'driftwood.' Variants include: skoharle, towasschoher, shoary, skohary, and schughhorre.

Area (sq mi):: 626.36 (land 622.02; water 4.34) Population per square mile: 51.90
Population 2005: 32,277 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 -0.90% Population 2000: 31,582 (White 95.30%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,778; median household $36,585; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,343-$23,633
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 28.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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