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Schenectady County, New York

12304, 12305, 12306, 12307, 12308

The Electric City

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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Schenectady is approximately 65,566 (1990), 66135 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 30,232 (1990), 26633 (2010).
The amount of land area in Schenectady is 28.108 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.359 sq kilometers.
The distance from Schenectady to Washington DC is 317 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 11 miles. (as the crow flies)
Schenectady is positioned 42.80 degrees north of the equator and 73.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The nickname, the Electric City, came about when the city was the headquarters of General Electric in the early 1900's. There were at least 40,000 employees at one time. Though the numbers are down, most locals still refer to the area as the Electric City.

Until the late 1950's or early 60's Schenectady was known as "The city that lights and hauls the world" because it had the largest GE plant in the world as well as the largest American Locomotive plant (ALCO).
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Schenectady City Government

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Schenectady Schools

Schenectady High School
Located at the Plaza, Schenectady, New York 12308
Phone: (518) 370-8237

Niskayuna School District
1239 Van Antwerp Road
Schenectady, NY 12309
Info: 518-377-4666

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