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Time Zone: Schenectady County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Schenectady is the Seat for Schenectady County.

Schenectady County was founded in 1809 and was created by taking area from AlbanyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Schenectady had a population of 152,169 people. This is an increase of 3.83% since the last Census (which gave a population of 146,555 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Schenectady represented 0.77% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010154,727+5.58%+1.68% since 2009
2009152,169+3.83%+0.61% since 2008
2008151,252+3.2%+0.64% since 2007
2000146,555The Last Census

More information can be found on the Schenectady County Census Page for Schenectady County.


Below are some of the communities located in Schenectady County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Schenectady County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Schenectady   61,46961,8210.57% decrease  
Rotterdam   30,17128,3166.55% increase  
Glenville   29,97528,1836.36% increase  
Niskayuna   21,82420,2957.53% increase  
Scotia   8,0587,9571.27% increase  

Websites for Schenectady County

Official Website:   www.schenectadycounty.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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