Search every Schenectady County NY real estate listing for homes and land in the Global MLS. Find the top 15 independent real estate brokers and their websites. Find associated real estate information. Schenectady County NY Real Estate is part of the Albany Capital District real estate market. Schenectady County is now comprised of five towns – Duanesburg, Glenville, Niskayuna, Princetown and Rotterdam, the City of Schenectady and two villages. The Village of Scotia lies wholly within Glenville and the Village of Delanson wholly within Duanesburg.
Schenectady County NY real estate is an important part of the Albany Capital District real estate market. Schenectady is as an “emerging” area based on its economic performance. The number of jobs in Schenectady County has grown 3.2 percent between 2000 and 2016, compared to a loss of 1.4 percent across all older industrial counties. Gross metropolitan product in Schenectady rose 15 percent in that time.The education; accommodation and food service; professional services; and health care sectors are adding jobs in Schenectady. Wholesale trade, construction, manufacturing and retail trade are losing jobs.
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Schenectady County NY Real Estate Today
As of the census of 2010, there were 154,727 people, 60,684 households, and 39,918 families residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 79.77% White, 9.79% Black or African American and a small number of other groups. 6.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median income for a household in the county was $53,399 ($41,739-2000), and the median income for a family was $57,670.
Schenectady County NY History
In June, 1661, Arent Van Corlaer and 14 others applied to Governor Stuyvesant for permission to purchase from the Mohawk Tribe the “Great Flat,” a tract of land on the lower Mohawk. Permission was granted and the land was bought the following month. The earliest European settlers of Schenectady County came from the Netherlands.
Schenectady County was incorporated on March 7, 1809 when the Towns of Niskayuna, Duanesberg, Princetown, and the City of Schenectady, all part of Albany County at the time, came together. The Towns of Glenville and Rotterdam were incorporated at later dates and were originally wards within the City. The name Schenectady is believed to be derived from the Iroquois word Schau-naugh-ta-da, which is translated to “over the pine plains,” or “across the pine plains.” It is said it was applied to the place where Schenectady now stands, as being over the plains from Albany.
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