Schenectady (New York)

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Coordinates 42°48′51″N 73°56′14″W
Country United States
State New York
County Schenectady
Region Capital District
Settled 1661
Incorporated 1798
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
ZIP code 12301–12309, 12325, 12345
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-65508
GNIS feature ID 0964570
Government (Mayor) Gary R. McCarthy
Government (City) 66,135
Government (Land) 10.79 sq mi (27.95 km2)
Government (Water) 0.18 sq mi (0.48 km2)
Government (Estimate (2019)) 65,273
Government (Density) 6,048.28/sq mi (2,335.22/km2)
Government (Metro) 1,170,483
Area (City) 66,135
Area (Land) 10.79 sq mi (27.95 km2)
Area (Water) 0.18 sq mi (0.48 km2)
Area (Estimate (2019)) 65,273
Area (Density) 6,048.28/sq mi (2,335.22/km2)
Area (Metro) 1,170,483
Population (2010) (City) 66,135
Population (2010) (Estimate (2019)) 65,273
Population (2010) (Density) 6,048.28/sq mi (2,335.22/km2)
Population (2010) (Metro) 1,170,483

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Schenectady (/skəˈnɛktədi/ ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city's population of 66,135 made it the state's ninth-largest city by population. The city is in eastern New York, near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. It is in the same metropolitan area as the state capital, Albany, which is about 15 miles (24 km) southeast. Schenectady was founded on the south side of the Mohawk River by Dutch colonists in the 17th century, many of whom came from the Albany area. The name "Schenectady" is derived from the Mohawk word skahnéhtati, meaning "beyond the pines" and used for the area around Albany, New York. Residents of the new village developed farms on strip plots along the river. Connected to the west by the Mohawk River and Erie Canal, Schenectady developed rapidly in the 19th century as part of the Mohawk Valley trade, manufacturing, and transportation corridor. By 1824, more people worked in manufacturing than agriculture or trade; like many New York cities, it had a cotton mill that processed cotton from the Deep South. In the 19th century, nationally influential companies and industries developed in Schenectady, including General Electric and American Locomotive Company (ALCO), which were powers into the mid-20th century. Schenectady was part of emerging technologies, with GE collaborating in the production of nuclear-powered submarines and, in the 21st century, working on other forms of renewable energy.

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