Schenectady County is located in east-central New York. The County Seat is Schenectady and the largest city is Schenectady. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.schenectadycounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 155,735 and the 2010 census population was 154,725. The land area is 204.52 square miles and there are 756.6 persons per square mile.
80.4% of the population is White, 11.1% is Black or African American, 6.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.3% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.4% is two or more races. 90.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 29% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $166,500, there are 58,059 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,319, the median household income is $56,061, and 12.7% of the persons in Schenectady County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 11,967. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,664,349, and sales per capita were $11,074. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.1%.
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