Schenectady, NY Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2017: 65,625 (100% urban, 0% rural). >Population change since 2000: +6.2%

Population (male): 30,250

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $864.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Schenectady: 105.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.8%

Poverty (breakdown): (14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 38.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.1% for other race residents, 27.8% for two or more races residents)

Ancestries: Ancestries: Italian (10.7%), Guyanese (8.4%), American (6.3%), Irish (4.8%), German (3.9%), Polish (3.9%).

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,565 (it was $29,378 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,814 (it was $17,076 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $105,900 (it was $69,200 in 2000) Schenectady:$105,900NY:$314,500

Races:
      White alone - 35,611 - 54.1%
      Black alone - 14,679 - 22.3%
      Hispanic - 7,040 - 10.7%
      Asian alone - 3,980 - 6.0%
      Two or more races - 2,835 - 4.3%
      Other race alone - 1,924 - 2.9%
      American Indian alone - 261 - 0.4%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 23 - 0.03%

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

DOT Drug Testing Schenectady, NY

Our Local DOT Drug testing facilities in Schenectady, NY and the surrounding areas provide DOT Drug Testing, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals, Consortium enrollment and other DOT services for Employers, Single operators and all DOT modes who are required to comply with 49 CFR Part 40 in Schenectady, NY including FMCSA, FTA, FAA, USCG, FRA and PHMSA . Testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

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How to schedule a DOT drug test in Schenectady, NY

To schedule any type of DOT drug test or alcohol test in Schenectady, NY call our local scheduling department at (800) 221-4291. You may also schedule your DOT drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration system by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.

The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest DOT drug or DOT alcohol testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.

Our laboratories are SAMHSA certified and all test results are verified by our in-house licensed physicians who serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).

In addition to providing DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing in Schenectady, NY, Accredited Drug Testing also has additional testing centers throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding cities.

On the road or on vacation, no worries, Accredited Drug Testing has over 20,000 testing centers in all cities Nationwide and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

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What are the DOT drug testing requirements?

In 1991, the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act created the following DOT Agencies which established drug and alcohol testing regulations to ensure that aircraft, trains, trucks, and buses were operated in a safe and responsible manner. As an employer or individual operating in a “Safety Sensitive” position, it is important to understand how these regulations impact you.

49 CFR Part 40 (commonly known as “part 40”) explains:

  • How drug and alcohol testing is conducted
  • Who is authorized to participate in the drug and alcohol testing program
  • What employees must do before they may return to duty after a drug and/or alcohol violation

Each DOT Agency and the USCG have specific regulations that cover:

  • The agency’s prohibitions on drug and alcohol use
  • Who is subject to comply with these regulations
  • What type of testing is required
  • When testing is required
  • Consequences of non-compliance

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its rule that would establish requirements for commercial driver’s license employers and individuals with regards to the drug and alcohol clearing house which will take affect on January 6, 2020.

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will allow employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, State Law Enforcement and individual CDL operators to access real time important information about a CDL Driver’s drug and alcohol program violations and the ultimate goal of this database is to enhance safety on our Nation’s public roadways.

For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency listed below in which you or your company is regulated by. Ask about our DOT Complete Compliance Package!

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive)

DOT Compliance Checklist in Schenectady, NY

DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Requirements for Safety Sensitive Employees.
(FMCSA-FAA-USCG-FRA-PHMSA-FTA)

  • Pre-Employment Tests
  • Correct Federal Custody & Control Form (CCF)
  • Substance Abuse Professional Process
  • Regulations on File
  • Random Pool Testing
  • *Supervisor Training
  • *Written Policy
  • Post-Accident Testing Situations
  • Previous Employers Checks
  • Employee Education
  • Record Keeping
  • Removal of covered Employee
  • Designated Employer Representative

* In addition, any company which employs 2 or more covered employees must have a written drug and alcohol policy and all supervisors must complete the DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training. (Click here to learn more about our online training programs)

If a DOT covered employee or company does not have a copy of the original pre-employment drug test with a negative result, then a new DOT pre-employment drug test must be conducted, and the result maintained on file.

The department of transportation (DOT) requires that all DOT regulated “safety sensitive” employees have on file a negative DOT pre-employment drug test result and be a member of a DOT approved random selection consortium. In addition, if a DOT regulated company has more than one “safety sensitive” employee, the employer must also have a written DOT drug and alcohol policy and an on-site supervisor must have completed supervisor training for reasonable suspicion of illegal drug use or impairment.

To be compliant with DOT regulations, a company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program must have the following components. Failing to comply can result in significant fines and penalties.

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What is a DOT Drug Test in Schenectady, NY?

On January 1, 2018 the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a new rule which altered the DOT 5 panel urine test. Employers and individuals should be aware that the current DOT drug test is still a urine drug test, collected by qualified collectors, analyzed at a SAMHSA certified laboratory and reviewed by a licensed Medical Review Officer. Below you will find a list of the drugs that are screened for in the DOT 5 panel urine drug test:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Opioids**
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • ** Special note: ‘Opioids’ was previously called ‘Opiates’ and all DOT drug tests will continue to include confirmation testing for Codeine, Morphine, and 6-AM (heroin) when necessary.

    In the January rule change, the Department of Transportation (DOT) also added initial screening and confirmation testing for the semi-synthetic opioids Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone to this Opioids group

    When is a DOT drug test required in Schenectady, NY?

    All safety sensitive employees regardless of DOT agency are required for the following drug testing and/or alcohol testing based on each situation:

    • Pre-employment
    • Random
    • Reasonable suspicion
    • Return to Duty
    • Post-Accident
    • Follow Up

    What is DOT pre employment testing in Schenectady, NY?

    As a new hire or a current employee transferring from a non-safety sensitive function into a safety sensitive function (even with the same employer), you are required to submit to a DOT pre employment drug test.

    Some employers may, but are not required to, conduct pre employment alcohol testing. Only after your employer receives a negative pre employment DOT drug test result (and negative alcohol test result - if administered) may you begin performing in a safety-sensitive capacity.

    What is random DOT Drug Testing in Schenectady, NY?

    All safety sensitive employees are subject to unannounced random drug & alcohol testing. Alcohol testing is administered just prior to, during or just after performing safety-sensitive functions. Depending on the industry specific regulations, you may only be subject to random drug testing.

    Listed below are the current (2019) DOT random testing rates for each DOT agency.

    The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2019.
    DOT Agency 2019 Random Drug Testing Rate 2019 Random Alcohol Testing Rate
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    [FMCSA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Aviation Administration
    [FAA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Railroad Administration
    [FRA]
    25% - Covered Service
    50% - Maintenance of Way *
    10% - Covered Service
    25% - Maintenance of Way *
    Federal Transit Administration
    [FTA]
    50% 10%
    Federal Transit Administration
    [FTA]
    50% N/A
    United States Coast Guard
    [USCG]
    (with the Dept. of Homeland Security)
    50% N/A

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    What is reasonable suspicion DOT drug testing in Schenectady, NY?

    Safety sensitive individuals and employees are required to submit to any test (whether it is a drug test, alcohol test or both) that a supervisor requests based on reasonable suspicion. Reasonable suspicion means that one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes or suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Supervisors cannot require testing based on a hunch or guess alone; their suspicion must be based on observations concerning your appearance, behavior, speech and smell that are usually associated with drug or alcohol use

    What is return to duty DOT Drug Testing in Schenectady, NY?

    If you have violated the prohibited drug & alcohol testing rules, you are required to take a return to duty drug and/or alcohol test before being allowed to return to a safety-sensitive function for any DOT regulated employer. You may also be subject to unannounced follow-up testing for at least 6 times in the first 12 months following your return to active safety-sensitive service.

    Return-to-duty tests must be conducted under direct observation.

    What is DOT post accident drug testing Schenectady, NY?

    If you are involved in an event (accident, crash, etc.) meeting certain criteria of the DOT agency, a post-accident drug test will be required. In most cases you will then have to take a drug and alcohol test if you are involved in a qualifying crash. Each DOT agency may have specific rules with regards to what is a post-accident test, for example, the FRA requires a blood specimen for drug testing and an alcohol test.

    If you are involved in a qualifying accident, you are required to remain available for this testing and are not permitted to refuse testing.

    Remember: Safety-sensitive employees are obligated by law to submit to and cooperate in drug & alcohol testing mandated by DOT regulations.

    What is DOT follow up drug testing Schenectady, NY?

    DOT follow up testing occurs when an individual has violated the drug and alcohol testing rules. The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both). Your employer is responsible for ensuring that follow-up testing is conducted and completed. Follow up testing is in addition to all other DOT required testing and all follow-up tests will be observed. For more information on the SAP process or to locate a Substance Abuse Professional in Schenectady, NY simply call us at (800)221-4291

    To schedule a DOT drug or alcohol test in Schenectady, NY Call (800) 221-4291 or select the Schenectady, NY DOT Drug Testing Location Near You

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    SCHENECTADY, NY 12308
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    1336 UNION ST 1.1 miles

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    SCHENECTADY, NY 12308
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    115 Saratoga Road Suite 210 3.0 miles

    115 Saratoga Road Suite 210
    Glenville, NY 12302
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    864 BEECH DR 5.0 miles

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    SCHENECTADY, NY 12309
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    529 SARATOGA RD 5.5 miles

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    GLENVILLE, NY 12302
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    Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
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    CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065
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    20 STARBOARD WAY 8.5 miles

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    LATHAM, NY 12110
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    1762 CENTRAL AVE 2ND FL STE 202 8.6 miles

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    ALBANY, NY 12205
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    21 EVERETT RD EXT 8.6 miles

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    ALBANY, NY 12205
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    1971 WESTERN AVE 8.7 miles

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    ALBANY, NY 12203
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    1 PEPSI COLA DR 8.7 miles

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    LATHAM, NY 12110
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    COLONIE -ALBANY, NY 12205
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    11 COMPUTER DR W STE 218 9.3 miles

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    ALBANY, NY 12205
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    98 Wolf Road Suite 16 9.4 miles

    98 Wolf Road Suite 16
    Albany, NY 12205
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    14 COMPUTER DR E
    ALBANY, NY 12205
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    2A HALFMOON CIR 9.6 miles

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    CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065
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    2 Executive Park Drive, 10.3 miles

    2 Executive Park Drive,
    Albany, NY 12203
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    2 EXECUTIVE PARK DR 10.4 miles

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    CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065
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    1375 WASHINGTON AVE STE 103 10.9 miles

    1375 WASHINGTON AVE STE 103
    ALBANY, NY 12206
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    595 NEW LOUDON RD 10.9 miles

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    LATHAM, NY 12110
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    Latham, NY 12110
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    400 PATROON CREEK, SUITE 101 11.4 miles

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    ALBANY, NY 12206
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    LATHAM, NY 12110
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    ALBANY, NY 12205
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    MECHANICVILLE, NY 12118
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    BALLSTON SPA, NY 12020
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    ALBANY, NY 12208
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    TROY, NY 12180
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    ALBANY, NY 12208
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    DELMAR, NY 12054
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    TROY, NY 12180
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    TROY, NY 12180
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    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866
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    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866
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    Local Area Info: Schenectady, New York

    Schenectady (/sk??n?kt?di/) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 66,135. The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohawk word, skahnhtati, meaning "beyond the pines". Schenectady was founded on the south side of the Mohawk River by Dutch colonists in the 17th century, many from the Albany area. They were prohibited from the fur trade by the Albany monopoly, which kept its control after the English takeover in 1664. Residents of the new village developed farms on strip plots along the river.

    Connected to the west via 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, and the city had a cotton mill, processing cotton from the Deep South. Numerous mills in New York had such ties with the South. Through 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.

    Schenectady 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 (24km) southeast. In December 2014, the state announced that the city was one of three sites selected for development of off-reservation casino gambling, under terms of a 2013 state constitutional amendment. The project would redevelop an ALCO brownfield site in the city along the waterfront, with hotels, housing and a marina in addition to the casino.

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Population (total): Population in 2017: 65,625 (100% urban, 0% rural). >Population change since 2000: +6.2%

Population (male): 30,250

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $864.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Schenectady: 105.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.8%

Poverty (breakdown): (14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 38.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.1% for other race residents, 27.8% for two or more races residents)

Ancestries: Ancestries: Italian (10.7%), Guyanese (8.4%), American (6.3%), Irish (4.8%), German (3.9%), Polish (3.9%).

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,565 (it was $29,378 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,814 (it was $17,076 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $105,900 (it was $69,200 in 2000) Schenectady:$105,900NY:$314,500

Races:
      White alone - 35,611 - 54.1%
      Black alone - 14,679 - 22.3%
      Hispanic - 7,040 - 10.7%
      Asian alone - 3,980 - 6.0%
      Two or more races - 2,835 - 4.3%
      Other race alone - 1,924 - 2.9%
      American Indian alone - 261 - 0.4%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 23 - 0.03%