Rensselaer County, New York Population 2018

Rensselaer County, New York's estimated population is 159,722 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rensselaer County, New York is the 21st largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017159,722-237-0.15%
2016159,9592230.14%
2016159,736-114-0.07%
2015159,850-88-0.06%
2014159,9381860.12%
2013159,7521880.12%
2012159,564-81-0.05%
2011159,6452800.18%
2010159,3654,9363.20%
1990154,4292,4631.62%
1980151,966-544-0.36%
1970152,5109,9256.96%
1960142,5859,9787.52%
1950132,60710,7738.84%
1940121,8342,0531.71%
1930119,7816,6525.88%
1920113,129-9,147-7.48%
1910122,2765790.48%
1900121,697-2,814-2.26%
1890124,5119,1837.96%
1880115,32815,77915.85%
187099,54913,22115.31%
186086,32812,96517.67%
185073,36313,10421.75%
184060,25910,83521.92%
183049,4249,27123.09%
182040,1533,84410.59%
181036,3095,95819.63%
180030,3510.00%

Rensselaer County, New York Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White139,014
Black or African American9,937
Two or More Races5,569
Asian3,940
Some Other Race1,287
American Indian and Alaska Native212

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Rensselaer County, New York Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Rensselaer County, New York Median Age

39.8


Total

37.9


Male

41.5


Female

Rensselaer County, New York Adults

There are 127,487 adults, (24,154 of which are seniors) in Rensselaer County, New York.

Rensselaer County, New York Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Rensselaer County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

81,069

50.68%

Male

78,890

49.32%

Rensselaer County, New York Households and Families

Rensselaer County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rensselaer County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
All64.1%35.9%
Male63.9%36.1%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Female39.4%60.6%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rensselaer County, New York Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,5532.4264.1
Married28,9613.185.1
Non Family24,1351.2846.7
Female7,6003.1739.4
Male2,8573.2363.9

3.03

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rensselaer County, New York Households

Rensselaer County, New York Education

Rensselaer County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8002.54%
9th to 12th Grade6,7396.12%
High School Graduate31,51928.64%
Some College20,69818.81%
Associates Degree16,04414.58%
Bachelors Degree18,61316.91%
Graduate Degree13,64612.40%

Rensselaer County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White97,22789,53428,764
Black5,8315,1781,038
Hispanic3,4562,677692
Asian2,1041,8691,371
Multiple Races1,8511,582402
Other Race650502166
Native American2059711

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.16%.

Rensselaer County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,840$46,631$37,258
Less Than High School$21,032$27,698$15,162
High School Grad$34,983$41,183$26,525
Some College$40,049$46,627$35,353
Bachelors Degree$51,297$57,801$45,140
Graduate Degree$66,277$73,868$60,903

$41,840

Average Earnings

$46,631

Average Male

$37,258

Average Female

Rensselaer County, New York Language

Rensselaer County, New York Language by Age

Rensselaer County, New York Language

92.79% of Rensselaer County, New York residents speak only English, while 7.21% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.80% of the population.

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White130,72012,3539.45%
Black9,5933,26734.06%
Hispanic6,8531,96228.63%
Multiple5,2451,76133.57%
Asian3,20153116.59%
Other1,26632625.75%
Native19052.63%

12.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.44%

Male Poverty Rate

13.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rensselaer County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer County, New York is Black, with 34.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer County, New York is Native, with 2.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.70%.

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.36%
High School10.35%
Some College8.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.67%

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.43%
Male Unemployed29.18%
Female Employed7.02%
Male Employed3.98%

Rensselaer County, New York Income

Rensselaer County, New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,754$77,214
Families$79,545$93,593
Married Families$94,979$108,613
Non Families$37,050$46,854

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Married by Age and Sex

Rensselaer County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status by Race

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by War

9,892

Number of Veterans

9,263

Male Veterans

629

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,442
First Gulf War1,379
Second Gulf War1,182
Korea1,061
World War II527

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,617
75+2,446
35 to 542,262
55 to 641,867
18 to 34700

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,3318.23%
Black3605.00%
Hispanic1302.89%
2 or More833.09%
Asian722.33%
Other303.83%
Indian167.80%

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Education

5.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Employment Status

Rensselaer County, New York Employment by Age

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Employment by Race

Rensselaer County, New York Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Rensselaer County, New York

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Troy5012949702-427-0.85%
Rensselaer93929340-52-0.55%
Hoosick Falls35013420-81-2.31%
Castleton-on-Hudson14731464-9-0.61%
Nassau11331119-14-1.24%
Schaghticoke592587-5-0.84%
East Nassau583567-16-2.74%
Valley Falls466455-11-2.36%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990