Rensselaer County NY Information


Rensselaer County Subdivisions

Rensselaer County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 162,365
Daytime Population: Workers 61,452
Daytime Population: Residents 79,792
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 141,244
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 156,450
Population in Familes 118,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,915
Population Density2 249
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $59,603
Average Household Income $79,406
Per Capita Income $33,110


Total Housing Units 73,574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,359 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,646 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,569 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $191,503
Average Home Value $227,110


Total Households 66,005
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 40,152
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.27%
Households 0.28% 0.31%
Families 0.08% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.41%


Rensselaer County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rensselaer County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 68th
Population Density # 21 68th
Diversity Index # 25 61st
Median Household Income # 14 79th
Per Capita Income # 16 76th

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