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Capital Region Demographics

 

 Albany

 Rensselaer

 Saratoga

 Schenectady

 Population, 2006 estimate  297,556  155,292  215,473  150,440
 Population, percent change, 2000 to 2006  1.0%  1.8%  7.4%  2.7%
 Population, net change, 2000 to 2006  2,986  2,754  14,838  3,890
 High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000  86.3%  84.9%  88.2%  84.8%
 Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2000  33.3%  23.7%  30.9%  26.3%
 Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000  20.3  23.7  25.0  21.8
 Housing units, 2006  133,231  68,671  93,747  66,009
 Housing units percent change, 2000 to 2006  2.5%  3.9%  8.1%  1.5%
 Housing units, net change, 2000 to 2006  3,256  2,551  7,046  980
 Median household income, 2004 ($)  45,870  45,367  55,702  44,819
 Personal income, 2005 ($million)  11,503  4,899  7,556  5,336
 Personal income per capita, 2005 ($)  38,652  31,686  35,288  35,816
 Civilian labor force, Oct. 2008  159,700  83,800  120,600  76,300
 Unemployment rate, Oct. 2008  4.9%  4.9%  4.6%  5.1%
 Earnings, 2005 ($1,000)  13,593,886  2,619,926  3,790,261  3,865,226
 Average earnings per job, 2005  48,873  38,226  35,827  50,850
 Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1,000)  2,514,823  616,972  1,395,541  3,704,662
 Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1,000)  593,885  115,255  252,207  112,405
 Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1,000)  4,964,014  842,492  2,655,159  405,319
 Retail sales, 2002 ($1,000)  4,499,439  1,105,444  2,196,328  1,323,289
 Retail sales per capita, 2002  15,201  7,247  10,607  9,010
 Federal spending, 2004 ($1,000)  5,019,630  2,425,329  844,281  2,352,640
 Federal spending per capita, 2004 ($)  16,820  15,741  3,969  15,892


Source: Fedstats (www.fedstats.gov)
Civilian labor force and unemployment rate statistics: NYS Dept. of Labor (www.labor.state.ny.us)

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