Schenectady employment information

IndexSchenectadyNew YorkNational
Income per capita$20,652$32,829$28,555
Median household income$38,916$58,687$53,482
Median income owner occupied$59,895$81,101$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,155$37,422$33,219
Median earnings male$26,582$39,569$36,116
Median earnings female$22,578$30,512$25,692
Unemployment rate7.6%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level23.8%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Schenectady is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Schenectady is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Schenectady is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Schenectady is 53% higher than the national average.

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Schenectady median earnings by income bracket

Schenectady employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.4%0.5%
Manufacturing sector10.6%0.4%
Financial & insurance services2.1%5.6%
Wholesale & retail services21.0%14.2%
Public administration8.0%6.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%2.8%
Education, health & social services15.3%40.8%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Country Knolls, NY2,186$113,177112%
Duane Lake, NY392$107,417101%
Niskayuna, NY5,129$105,72598%
East Greenbush, NY4,641$90,14969%
Mariaville Lake, NY727$85,07459%
Schenectady, NY66,055$38,91627%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
St. Cloud, MN66,038$44,48517%
Davis, CA66,093$57,4547%
Youngstown, OH66,013$24,36154%
Palo Alto, CA65,998$126,771137%
Camarillo, CA65,985$87,12063%
Schenectady, NY66,055$38,91627%
Source: The Schenectady, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.