Schoharie, New York

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Schoharie, New York

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High Points

Schoharie strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Schoharie Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Schoharie Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Schoharie Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Schoharie, New York

Comparing Schoharie to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 3
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 5
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 7
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 5 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
Housing Recently Built 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 7
Low Violent Crime 3 2

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Schoharie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Schoharie
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 12157
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.665
Longitude -74.31

Schoharie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Schoharie Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,030 100%
Male 487 47.3%
Female 543 52.7%
Under 18 214 20.8%
18+ 816 79.2%
65+ 224 21.7%
Median Age 43.1
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,008 97.9%
African-American 7 0.7%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.7%

Estimated Schoharie Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 988
Growth -42
Growth % -4.1%

Schoharie Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 19.7%
German 16.3%
English 12.7%
Italian 11.4%
US/American 7.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Dutch 4.8%
Scottish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Polish 2.8%
Hungarian 1.9%
French Canadian 1.8%
Norwegian 1.6%
Moroccan 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Portuguese 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Schoharie 1,030 $50,750
Altamont 1,737 $61,750
Cobleskill 4,533 $43,714
Delanson 385 $60,000
Esperance 380 $49,375
Middleburgh 1,398 $44,286
Richmondville 786 $40,577

Schoharie Public Libraries

Schoharie Free Library Assn.
Schoharie, New York
(518) 295-7127
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Schoharie High Schools (2004)

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