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Encyclopedia > Schenectady County, New York
Schenectady County, New York
Seal of Schenectady County, New York
Seal (Detail)
Map of New York highlighting Schenectady County
Location in the state of New York
Formed 1809
Seat Schenectady
Area
 - Total
 - Water

543 km² (210 mi²)
9 km² (4 mi²) 1.68% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

146,555
275/km² 
www.schenectadycounty.com

Schenectady County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 146,555. The county seat is Schenectady. The name is from a Mohawk Indian word meaning "on the other side of the pine lands." Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. ... The Kanienkehaka, or Mohawk tribe of Native American people live around Lake Ontario and the St. ...

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History

When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Schenectady County was included in Albany County. Albany County was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont. Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... Albany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, generally located in the vicinity of Albany, New York, the capital of New York State. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Cumberland County, New York was a former county in the Province of New York that became part of the state of Vermont. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... 1770 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Gloucester County, New York is a former county in New York that became part of the state of Vermont. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ...


Then, on March 12, 1772, Albany County was divided into the counties of Albany, Tryon (now Montgomery), and Charlotte (now Washington). March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Tryon County, New York was a county in New York, part of the Province of New York, named after Governor William Tryon. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Charlotte County in the colonial Province of New York was created in 1772 from Albany County. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


From 1772 to 1786 Albany County included, besides the present territory of Albany County, all of the present Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties, parts of the present Greene and Washington Counties, and a piece of what is now southwestern Vermont. 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Rensselaer County is a county in the state of New York. ... Saratoga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


Albany County was reduced in size in 1786 by the splitting off of Columbia County; again in 1791 by the splitting off of Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties and the transfer of the Town of Cambridge to Washington County. It was further reduced in size in 1795 by the splitting off of a part that was combined with a portion of Otsego County to create Schoharie County. It was further reduced in size in 1800 by the splitting off of a part that was combined with a portion of Ulster County to create Greene County. 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1786 Seat Hudson Area  - Total  - Water 1,679 km² (648 mi²) 32 km² (13 mi²) 1. ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Rensselaer County is a county in the state of New York. ... Saratoga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Cambridge is a town located in Washington County, New York. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of New York. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Otsego County is a county located in the state of New York, USA. The 2003 population estimate was 62,196, a 2. ... Schoharie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... 1800 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Ulster County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


In 1809, Schenectady County was split from Albany County. 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Schenectady County is located in east central New York State, north of Albany. New York State Capitol Building, completed in 1899 at a cost of $25 million was the most expensive government building of its time. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 543 km² (210 mi²). 534 km² (206 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.68% water. Unlike many of the upstate New York counties, Schenectady County is small in area. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... Upstate New York is the region of New York State outside of the core of the New York metropolitan area. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 146,555 people, 59,684 households, and 38,018 families residing in the county. The population density is 275/km² (711/mi²). There are 65,032 housing units at an average density of 122/km² (316/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 87.77% White, 6.79% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.97% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. 3.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 59,684 households out of which 30.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.50% are married couples living together, 12.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.30% are non-families. 30.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.97. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $41,739, and the median income for a family is $53,670. Males have a median income of $38,840 versus $27,339 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,992. 10.90% of the population and 7.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.70% of those under the age of 18 and 6.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, Towns, and Villages

=> Labels is parentheses indicate official political level.

Delanson is a village located in Schenectady County, New York. ... Duanesburg is a town located in Schenectady County, New York. ... East Glenville is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in Schenectady County, New York. ... Glenville is a town located in Schenectady County, New York. ... Mariaville Lake is a census-designated place located in Schenectady County, New York. ... Niskayuna is a town located in Schenectady County, New York. ... Pattersonville-Rotterdam Junction is a census-designated place located in Schenectady County, New York. ... Princetown is a town located in Schenectady County, New York. ... Rotterdam is a town located in Schenectady County, New York. ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. ... Scotia is a village located in Schenectady County, New York. ...

External links

  • Official Schenectady County government site
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Capital: Albany
Regions:

Adirondack Mountains | Capital District | Catskill Mountains | Central | Finger Lakes | The Holland Purchase | Hudson Valley | Long Island | Mohawk Valley | Shawangunks | Southern Tier | Upstate | Western State flag of New York. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... New York State Capitol Building, completed in 1899 at a cost of $25 million was the most expensive government building of its time. ... Eagle Lake, Adirondack region The Adirondack mountain range are a group of mountains in north-eastern New York, USA, which extend into Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, and Warren counties. ... The Capital District (or Capital-Saratoga Area) is an unofficial term used to refer to a four-county area of eastern New York. ... Catskill Escarpment and Blackhead Range as seen from Overlook Mountain The Catskill Mountains, a natural area in New York State northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany, are not, despite their popular name, true geological mountains, but rather a mature dissected plateau, an uplifted region that was subsequently... Central New York is a term used to describe the central region of Upstate New York, roughly including the following counties and cities: The region has a population of about 1,112,646. ... New Yorks Finger Lakes The Finger Lakes are glacially formed lakes in upstate New York, mainly linear in shape, each lake oriented on a north-south axis. ... Map of the Holland Purchase The Holland Land Company was formed in 1796 by Wilheim Willink and a group of fellow Dutch bankers to purchase from Robert Morris a large tract of land in what is now western New York State, an area later known as the Holland Purchase. ... The Hudson Valley refers to the canyon of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York State, generally from northern Westchester County northward to the city of Albany. ... Image of Long Island taken by NASA. Long Island is an island off the North American coast. ... The six-county Mohawk Valley Region of the USA includes the industrialized cities of Utica and Rome, along with other smaller commercial centers. ... Castle Point in the Shawangunks The Shawangunk Ridge (also known as the Shawangunk Mountains, or The Gunks) is a ridge of mountains in Ulster County, Sullivan County and Orange County in the state of New York, extending from the northernmost point of New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains. ... The Southern Tier is a geographical term that refers to the counties of upstate New York State west of the Catskill Mountains along the northern border of Pennsylvania, with the exception of the counties in the far west of the state near the city of Buffalo. ... Upstate New York is the region of New York State outside of the core of the New York metropolitan area. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost counties of New York State, roughly the area included in the Holland Purchase. ...

Major metros:

Albany | Binghamton | Buffalo | New York | Rochester | Syracuse | Utica New York State Capitol Building, completed in 1899 at a cost of $25 million was the most expensive government building of its time. ... Binghamton is a city in upstate New York in the United States. ... Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Buffalo, also known as The Queen City, The Nickel City, and the City of Good Neighbors, is an American city in western New York. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Rochester, also known as both The Flower City, and The Flour City, is a city in Monroe County, New York, United States. ... Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is an American city in Central New York. ... This article is about Utica in New York, USA. For other places with this name, see Utica. ...

Smaller cities:

Amsterdam | Auburn | Batavia | Canandaigua | Corning | Cortland | Dunkirk | Elmira | Geneva | Glen Cove | Glens Falls | Gloversville | Goshen | Hornell | Hudson | Ilion | Ithaca | Jamestown | Kingston | Lockport | Malone | Massena | Middletown | New Paltz | Newark | Ogdensburg | Olean | Oneida | Oneonta | Oswego | Plattsburgh | Port Jervis | Poughkeepsie | Riverhead | Rome | Saratoga Springs | Warwick | Watertown Amsterdam, New York is the name of two locations in Montgomery County, New York. ... Auburn is a city located in Cayuga County, New York, United States of America. ... Batavia is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 16,256. ... There are two local governmental bodies known as Canandaigua and both are in Ontario County, New York. ... Corning, New York is the name of two places in Steuben County, New York, although it most frequently means the City of Corning. ... Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 18,740. ... Power plant along Lake Erie in Dunkirk Dunkirk is a city located in Chautauqua County, New York. ... Elmira is a city located in Chemung County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 30,940. ... Geneva is a city located in Ontario County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,617. ... Glen Cove is a city located in Nassau County, New York. ... Glens Falls is a city located in Warren County, New York. ... Gloversville is a city located in Fulton County, New York. ... Goshen, New York is a village and a town in Orange County, New York in the USA. Town of Goshen Village of Goshen This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Hornell is a city located in Steuben County, New York, about 56 miles south of Rochester, New York. ... Hudson is a city located in Columbia County, New York. ... Ilion is a village located in Herkimer County, New York. ... It has been suggested that Ithaca Commons be merged into this article or section. ... Jamestown is a city located in Chautauqua County, New York in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,730. ... Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... Lockport, New York refers to both a city and a town in Niagara County, New York, near Niagara Falls and Buffalo. ... Malone, New York is the name of two locations in Franklin County, New York. ... There are two places named Massena in St. ... Middletown is the name of two separate cities located in the U.S. state of New York: Middletown, Delaware County, New York Middletown, Orange County, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... New Paltz is both a village and town in the U.S. state of New York: New Paltz (town), New York New Paltz (village), New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newark is a village located in Wayne County, New York. ... Ogdensburg is a city located in St. ... Olean is a city located in Cattaraugus County, New York. ... Oneida is a city located in Madison County, New York. ... Oneonta is a city located in Otsego County, New York. ... Oswego is a city located in Oswego County, New York. ... Plattsburgh, New York refers to two locations in Clinton County, New York: City of Plattsburgh Town of Plattsburgh This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Port Jervis is a city located in Orange County in the U.S. state of New York. ... Poughkeepsie City of Poughkeepsie Town of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, Arkansas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Riverhead is a hamlet in the Town of Riverhead in Suffolk County, New York. ... Rome is a city located in Oneida County, New York. ... Saratoga Springs is a city located in Saratoga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,186. ... Warwick is a village located in Orange County, New York. ... Watertown is a city located in Jefferson County, New York. ...

Counties:

Albany | Allegany | Bronx | Broome | Cattaraugus | Cayuga | Chautauqua | Chemung | Chenango | Clinton | Columbia | Cortland | Delaware | Dutchess | Erie | Essex | Franklin | Fulton | Genesee | Greene | Hamilton | Herkimer | Jefferson | Kings (Brooklyn) | Lewis | Livingston | Madison | Monroe | Montgomery | Nassau | New York (Manhattan) | Niagara | Oneida | Onondaga | Ontario | Orange | Orleans | Oswego | Otsego | Putnam | Queens | Rensselaer | Richmond (Staten Island) | Rockland | Saint Lawrence | Saratoga | Schenectady | Schoharie | Schuyler | Seneca | Steuben | Suffolk | Sullivan | Tioga | Tompkins | Ulster | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westchester | Wyoming | Yates Albany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, generally located in the vicinity of Albany, New York, the capital of New York State. ... Allegany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Broome County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1799 Seat Auburn Area  - Total  - Water 2,237 km² (864 mi²) 441 km² (170 mi²) 19. ... Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Chemung County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Chenango County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Cortland County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Delaware County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1683 Seat Poughkeepsie Area  - Total  - Water 2,138 km² (825 mi²) 62 km² (24 mi²) 2. ... Erie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Essex County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Genesee County, New York - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Herkimer County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Image:Map of New Hippie-ville York highlighting Jefferson County. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1821 Seat Rochester Area  - Total  - Water 3,537 km² (1,366 mi²) 15 km² (6 mi²) 51. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1899 Seat Mineola Area  - Total  - Water 1,173 km² (453 mi²) 431 km² (166 mi²) 36. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ... Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1794 Seat Syracuse Area  - Total  - Water 2,087 km² (806 mi²) 66 km² (25 mi²) 3. ... Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1683 Seat Goshen Area  - Total  - Water 2,172 km² (839 mi²) 58 km² (22 mi²) 2. ... Orleans County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Oswego County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Otsego County is a county located in the state of New York, USA. The 2003 population estimate was 62,196, a 2. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Queens Borough in New York City Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Rensselaer County is a county in the state of New York. ... Staten Island lies to the South West of the rest of New York City. ... Rockland County is a county located in the state of New York. ... St. ... Saratoga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Schoharie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Seneca County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Steuben County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1683 Seat Riverhead Area  - Total  - Water 6,146 km² (2,373 mi²) 3,784 km² (1,461 mi²) 61. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Tioga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Tompkins County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Ulster County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Warren County is a county in the state of New York. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Wyoming County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Yates County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


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