Colonie, NY

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2022 Population
7,767
0.321% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45
6.64% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.54%
19.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$100,093
3.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$248,000
4.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Colonie, NY had a population of 7.77k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $100,093. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Colonie, NY declined from 7,792 to 7,767, a −0.321% decrease and its median household income grew from $96,495 to $100,093, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colonie, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.29%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and White (Hispanic) (2.09%).

None of the households in Colonie, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Colonie, NY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Colonie, NY was $248,000, and the homeownership rate was 83.8%.

Most people in Colonie, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Colonie, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Colonie, NY is home to a population of 7.77k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.98% of Colonie, NY residents were born outside of the country (775 people).

In 2022, there were 9.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.19k people) in Colonie, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 647 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 411 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Colonie, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Colonie, NY was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colonie, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.19k ± 376
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    647 ± 171
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    411 ± 254
4.03%
Hispanic Population
313 people

In 2022, there were 9.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.19k people) in Colonie, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 647 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 411 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.03% of the people in Colonie, NY are hispanic (313 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Colonie, NY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
775 people
10.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
793 people

As of 2022, 9.98% of Colonie, NY residents (775 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colonie, NY was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    170 ± 101
  2. Korea
    70 ± 75
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    53 ± 53

Colonie, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Colonie, NY employs 3.76k people. The largest industries in Colonie, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (600 people), Finance & Insurance (492 people), and Educational Services (454 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,250), Manufacturing ($91,875), and Public Administration ($88,365).

Occupations

3.76k
2022 Value
± 529
−5.92%
1 Year decline
± 20.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colonie, NY declined at a rate of −5.92%, from 4k employees to 3.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colonie, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (468 people), Management Occupations (347 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (268 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colonie, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.76k
2022 Value
± 529
−5.92%
1 Year decline
± 20.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colonie, NY declined at a rate of −5.92%, from 4k employees to 3.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colonie, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (600 people), Finance & Insurance (492 people), and Educational Services (454 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colonie, NY, though some of these residents may live in Colonie, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$60,795
Median earning men ± $15,411
$54,479
Median earning women ± $10,075

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($95,337), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,871), and Public Administration ($88,588).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,853), Public Administration ($81,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colonie, NY was $248,000 in 2022, which is 0.88 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $237,600 to $248,000, a 4.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Colonie, NY is 83.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Colonie, NY have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colonie, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$248,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,202
$2,564
Median Property Taxes
±$347

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colonie, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Colonie, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

83.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.8% of the housing units in Colonie, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 139.02
  2. Census Tract 139.01

The following map shows all of the places in Colonie, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$100,093
Median Household Income
± $8,401
3.06k
Number of Households
± 435

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.06k households in Colonie, NY grew to $100,093 from the previous year's value of $96,495.

The following chart displays the households in Colonie, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colonie, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.2%)
  3. Carpooled (7.2%)

In 2022, 76.8% of workers in Colonie, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.2%) and those who carpooled to work (7.2%).

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colonie, NY have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.182% of the workforce in Colonie, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Colonie, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Colonie, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colonie, NY (430 out of 7.77k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colonie, NY is White, followed by Other and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.5% of the population of Colonie, NY has health coverage, with 58.6% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 8.66% on non-group plans, and 0.309% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Albany County, NY see 992 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.41% decrease from the previous year (1027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1092 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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992 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Albany County, NY

Primary care physicians in Albany County, NY see an average of 992 patients per year. This represents a 3.41% decrease from the previous year (1,027 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Albany County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.5%
Uninsured
58.6%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
8.66%
Non-Group
0.309%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colonie, NY declined by 13.5% from 2.89% to 2.5%.

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