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|People QuickFacts||Schenectady County||New York|
|Population, 2013 estimate||155,333||19,651,127|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||154,727||19,378,105|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||0.4%||1.4%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.8%||6.0%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||22.1%||21.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||15.4%||14.4%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||51.4%||51.5%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||80.4%||70.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||11.1%||17.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.6%||1.0%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||4.3%||8.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.2%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||3.4%||2.3%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||6.4%||18.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||76.1%||57.2%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||90.3%||88.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||8.6%||22.1%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||9.9%||29.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||90.4%||85.2%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||29.0%||33.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||22.6||31.6|
|Housing units, 2013||68,023||8,126,026|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||67.2%||54.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||38.0%||50.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$166,500||$288,200|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.59||2.61|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$28,319||$32,382|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$56,061||$58,003|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||12.7%||15.3%|
|Business QuickFacts||Schenectady County||New York|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||3,070||527,0011|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||49,247||7,556,5211|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||1.1%||2.5%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||8,549||1,612,106|
|Total number of firms, 2007||11,967||1,956,733|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||5.0%||10.4%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.7%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||10.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||3.2%||9.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||32.1%||30.4%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||1,702,485||162,720,173|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||601,638||313,461,904|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||1,664,349||230,718,065|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$11,074||$11,879|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||151,820||39,813,499|
|Building permits, 2012||258||24,872|
|Geography QuickFacts||Schenectady County||New York|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||204.52||47,126.40|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||756.6||411.2|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area|