Schenectady, New York

Schenectady: The most populous city in Schenectady County, New York. It is located on the Mohawk River in upstate New York. Schenectady is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Schenectady Museum and the General Electric Corporate Archives.


Schenectady is a city located in the county of Schenectady in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 66,135 and a population density of 2,326 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 65,231 inhabitants.

The city was created 259 years ago in 1764.

Schenectady locator map
Location of Schenectady on New York map.

Quick Facts about Schenectady

Population : 65,231 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Schenectady County
Postal code : 12301–12309, 12325, 12345
Phone Area Codes : 518
Area : 28.43 km2
Altitude : 243 feet / 74 meters
Capital city : Schenectady is capital of Schenectady County
Establishment : January 01, 1765 (259 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 23:39:20 (14th June 2024)
Density : 2,294 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.39% (2010-2020)
Nott Memorial Hall  Union College  Schenectady  NY image
Nott Memorial Hall Union College Schenectady NY
Nott Memorial Hall  Union College  Schenectady  NY image


Schenectady is located at 42°48'51"N 73°56'22"W (42.8142400, -73.9395700).

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According to census records, the population of Schenectady decreased by 1.39% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 66,135 - census
2011 66,098 -0.06% estimation process
2012 66,087 -0.02% estimation process
2013 65,829 -0.39% estimation process
2014 65,846 0.03% estimation process
2015 65,538 -0.47% estimation process
2016 65,076 -0.71% estimation process
2017 65,300 0.34% estimation process
2018 65,345 0.07% estimation process
2019 65,273 -0.11% estimation process
2020 65,231 -0.06% estimation process

Schenectady zip code is 12302. County name: Schenectady, County fips: 36093

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People born in Schenectady (200)

People born in Schenectady, including composer and music educator Winifred Hyson, actor, screenwriter, and former boxer Mickey Rourke, radical feminist philosopher and theologian Mary Daly, .


  • Horatio Allen (American civil engineer and inventor) he was born in 10/05/1802
  • Pat Cadigan (American science fiction author) she was born in 10/09/1953
  • Deborah Van Valkenburgh (American actress) she was born in 29/08/1952
  • Jessica Collins (American actress) she was born in 01/04/1971
  • Alison Des Forges (American historian and human rights activist) she was born in 20/08/1942
  • Charles Mackerras (Australian conductor) he was born in 17/11/1925
  • Kevin Burns (American television and film producer, director, and screenwriter) he was born in 18/06/1955
  • Tom Moulton (American record producer) he was born in 29/11/1940
  • Ann B. Davis (American actress (1926-2014)) she was born in 03/05/1926
  • Joseph C. Yates (Governor of New York (1768-1837)) he was born in 09/11/1768
  • Harry Joseph Flynn (Roman Catholic archbishop) he was born in 02/05/1933
  • Lee Wallard (American racing driver) he was born in 07/09/1910
  • Patricia Kalember (American stage and television actress) she was born in 30/12/1957
  • Charles Concordia (American electrical engineer) he was born in 20/06/1908
  • Trevor Marsicano (American speed skater) he was born in 05/04/1989
  • Telford Taylor (American lawyer) he was born in 24/02/1908
  • Ron Rivest (American cryptographer) he was born in 06/05/1947
  • James Wendell (athletics competitor) he was born in 03/09/1890

Schools in Schenectady

College & universities near Schenectady, NY

Code Name City ZIP
484011 Paul Mitchell the School-Schenectady Schenectady (NY) 12305-2303
195322 Schenectady County Community College Schenectady (NY) 12305
196866 Union College Schenectady (NY) 12308-2311
190956 Belanger School of Nursing Schenectady (NY) 12304
193265 Modern Welding School Schenectady (NY) 12304

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Schenectady, NY

Code Name Address Type
SDY Schenectady 332 Erie Blvd. RAIL
ALB Albany–Rensselaer 525 East St. RAIL
AMS Amsterdam station Railroad St. & West Main Ave. RAIL
SRK Saratoga Springs, NY 267 Union Avenue BUS
SAR Saratoga Springs station 26 Station Lane RAIL

Post offices near Schenectady

Post Office Name City ZIP
Schenectady Post Office Schenectady (NY) 12305
Heritag Post Office Schenectady (NY) 12303
Scotia Post Office Schenectady (NY) 12302
Niskayuna Post Office Schenectady (NY) 12309
Rotterdam Squar Post Office Schenectady (NY) 12306

Other cities in Schenectady County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Schenectady County , NY.

City Name Population Title
Rotterdam 30,080 Located in the county of New York
Niskayuna 22,330 Town of New York, USA
Scotia 7,618 Village in Schenectady County, New York, United States
East Glenville 6,616 Census-designated place in Schenectady County, New York
Duanesburg 5,942 Town of New York, USA
Princetown 2,105 City in Schenectady County, New York, United States of America
Delanson 383 City in Schenectady County, New York, United States of America
Duane 175 City in Franklin County, New York, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Schenectady distances to largest New York cities