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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Schenectady County is located in New York with a population of 155,239. Living in Schenectady County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Schenectady County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Schenectady County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Schenectady County are above average.
Population
155,239

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$894
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Schenectady County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    287.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    110.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    355.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,135.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Schenectady County Reviews

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Living in Schenectady growing up was boring to be honest. Now that I am in high school and I am becoming independent, I've come to realize all the activities you can do. There is bowling, lots of shopping plazas, and even just walking downtown and exploring the side shops or seeing a movie is a good plan. Living in this area, you are local enough to see people you know in the grocery store but you can also encounter new strangers that you can talk to and form life long friendships with.
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Schenectady is good. The roads are not the best, many potholes. Most of the people are good and the schools are good. Mohonasen has a really good theater program and Schenectady High has a really good dance program that kids can take instead of gym which I think is different and smart
Well, how can I say this? The county isn't an exciting place to be, weather condition is hard to handle without a decent warm home or vehicle. Also not a lot of places to go around either, however safety can be on hold here since there are rare criminal activities. I feel the county needs to adopt more to its full potential.