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SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK:
Schenectady ( /skəˈnɛktədi/)
United States, of which it is the county seat.
As of the
2010 census, the city had a population of
66,135. The name "Schenectady" is derived loosely
Mohawk word for "on that side of the pinery," or
"near the pines," or "place beyond the pine plains."
The city of Schenectady is in
New York, near the confluence of the
Hudson Rivers. It is in the same
metropolitan area as the state capital,
Albany; Schenectady is about 15 miles (24 km)
northwest of Albany.
Schenectady is located at
The altitude above sea level
is 211 to 275 feet (64 to 84 meters).
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a
total area of 11.0 square miles (28.49 km2),
of which, 10.9 square miles (28.23 km2)
of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2)
of it (1.27%) is water.
It is part of the
Capital District, the metropolitan area
Albany, New York state's capital. Along with
Troy, it is one of the three principal
population and industrial centers in the region.
As of the
of 2010, there were 66,135
people, 26,265 (2000 data) households, and 14,051
(2000 data) families residing in the city. The
population density was 6,096.7 people per square
mile (2,199.9/kmē). There were 30,272 (2000 data)
housing units at an average density of 2,790.6 per
square mile (1,077.2/kmē). The racial makeup of the
city was 61.38%
African American, 0.69%
Native American, 3.62%
Pacific Islander, 7.24% from
other races, and 6.74% from two or more races.
Latino of any race were 10.47% of the
population. There is a growing
Guyanese population in the area.
The median income for a household in the
city in 2000 was $29,378, and the median
income for a family was $36,458. Males had a
median income of $30,869 versus $25,292 for
per capita income for the city was
$17,076. About 16.8% of families and 20.8%
of the population were below the
poverty line, including 30.5% of those
under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or
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