Rensselaer County, New York Population 2019

Rensselaer County, New York's estimated population is 159,722 with a growth rate of -0.01% 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
2017159,722-14-0.01%
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
White138,214
Black or African American10,311
Two or More Races5,530
Asian4,011
Some Other Race1,541
American Indian and Alaska Native181
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Rensselaer County, New York Population Pyramid 2019

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Rensselaer County, New York Median Age

39.9


Total

37.9


Male

41.7


Female

Rensselaer County, New York Adults

There are 127,721 adults, (24,956 of whom are seniors) in Rensselaer County, New York.

Rensselaer County, New York Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rensselaer County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

81,000

50.69%

Male

78,800

49.31%

Rensselaer County, New York Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Rensselaer County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
All63.4%36.6%
Male59.5%40.5%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Female39.6%60.4%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rensselaer County, New York Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All64,4562.3963.4
Married28,5953.0885.2
Non Family25,1911.2846.4
Female7,6913.1539.6
Male2,9793.1859.5

3

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

8.1%

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 Grade2,7202.45%
9th to 12th Grade6,4015.78%
High School Graduate31,98028.86%
Some College20,80518.77%
Associates Degree15,87014.32%
Bachelors Degree18,87717.03%
Graduate Degree14,16912.79%

Rensselaer County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White97,48690,36829,519
Black6,1715,4121,034
Hispanic3,5992,857621
Asian2,2011,9481,526
Multiple Races1,7981,474374
Other Race824656139
Native American1706310
Islander1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 69.33%.

Rensselaer County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,225$48,474$37,729
Less Than High School$21,459$27,295$15,446
High School Grad$35,046$41,800$26,576
Some College$40,509$46,423$34,807
Bachelors Degree$52,705$61,696$46,894
Graduate Degree$70,203$78,184$62,530

$43,225

Average Earnings

$48,474

Average Male

$37,729

Average Female

Rensselaer County, New York Language

Rensselaer County, New York Language by Age

Rensselaer County, New York Language

92.63% of Rensselaer County, New York residents speak only English, while 7.37% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White129,87012,4099.55%
Black9,9743,54735.56%
Hispanic7,0422,05929.24%
Multiple5,1841,55830.05%
Asian3,26051915.92%
Other1,50638325.43%
Native1691810.65%

12.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.56%

Male Poverty Rate

13.51%

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 35.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer County, New York is White, with 9.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.19%.

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.10%
High School10.98%
Some College8.50%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.33%
Female Unemployed30.82%
Female Employed6.89%
Male Employed4.11%

Rensselaer County, New York Income

Rensselaer County, New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,166$80,038
Families$81,817$97,522
Married Families$98,854$114,877
Non Families$38,977$48,977

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by War

9,752

Number of Veterans

9,211

Male Veterans

541

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,537
Second Gulf War1,304
First Gulf War1,208
Korea977
World War II487

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,789
75+2,428
55 to 641,883
35 to 541,863
18 to 34789

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,2998.22%
Black2753.71%
Hispanic1032.22%
2 or More863.28%
Asian672.08%
Other252.37%

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Education

5.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Employment Status

Rensselaer County, New York Employment by Age

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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