Schenectady is located at 42°48'51" North, 73°56'23" West (42.814167, -73.940000).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.99 mi2 (28.46 km2). 10.85 mi2 (28.10 km2) of it is land and 0.14 mi2 (0.36 km2) of it is covered by water. The total area is 1.27% water.
Schenectady is located in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) timezone, GMT-05:00. It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).