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-Diverse economy
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-Harsh winters
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What Bert Has To Say About Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area

The Albany area includes six counties, the cities of Troy and Schenectady and the historic Saratoga Springs area to the north. An assortment of commercial and state government activities support this state capital. Downtown Albany area is modern with a number of historic sites and an attractive waterfront. Suburbs are fairly nondescript. There is an assortment of mostly small arts and cultural amenities throughout the metropolitan area. Schenectady is an older industrial center known once for producing railroad locomotives and known past and present as a major center for the General Electric Company.


  • Profile: Capital city complex
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 292
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Schenectady
  • Zip Codes: Schenectady (zip 12302)

Quick Facts About Schenectady

    The unemployment rate in Schenectady (zip 12302) is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Schenectady (zip 12302) jobs have Decreased by 0.65 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Schenectady (zip 12302)'s cost of living is 3.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Schenectady (zip 12302)'s population is 27,672 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.57 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Schenectady (zip 12302) is $164,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.40 percent.
    Schenectady (zip 12302) public schools spend $18,206 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Schenectady (zip 12302).

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