Rensselaer County NY Information


Rensselaer County Subdivisions

Rensselaer County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 163,656
Population in Households 157,788
Population in Familes 120,352
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,868
Population Density1 251
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $62,788
Average Household Income $83,506
Per Capita Income $34,636


Total Housing Units 74,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,293 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,988 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,972 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $195,566
Average Home Value $239,500


Total Households 66,281
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 40,281
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.32% 0.35%
Households 0.29% 0.36%
Families 0.11% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.97%


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, 2018 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 # 24 63rd
Median Household Income # 14 79th
Per Capita Income # 16 76th

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