Rensselaer, New York Population 2022

8,994
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Rensselaer is a city located in Rensselaer County New York. Rensselaer has a 2020 population of 8,994. Rensselaer is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -4.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,373 in 2010.

The average household income in Rensselaer is $71,307 with a poverty rate of 13.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $965 per month, and the median house value is $143,300. The median age in Rensselaer is 35.7 years, 35.7 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Rensselaer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rensselaerwas:

  • White: 80.12%
  • Two or more races: 7.17%
  • Asian: 6.67%
  • Black or African American: 5.48%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rensselaer, New York is 8,994 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,994.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,373.

Rensselaer, New York Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,41880.12%
Two or More Races6647.17%
Asian6186.67%
Black or African American5075.48%
Some Other Race270.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.27%
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Rensselaer Population by Race

Rensselaer Population Pyramid $2022

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Rensselaer Median Age

35.7


Total

35.7


Male

35.8


Female

Rensselaer Adults

There are 7,717 adults, (1,396 of whom are seniors) in Rensselaer.

Rensselaer Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Rensselaer Sex Ratio

Female

4,518

48.80%

Male

4,741

51.20%

Rensselaer Population by Age

Rensselaer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rensselaer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family35.3%64.7%
Female38.5%61.5%
All42.4%57.6%
Male53.1%46.9%
Married59%41%

42.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rensselaer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3802.1142.4
Non Family2,3701.1735.3
Married1,0103.2259
Female7423.1438.5
Male2583.453.1

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Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

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Rensselaer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2804.11%
9th to 12th Grade4506.60%
High School Graduate2,34834.43%
Some College98714.47%
Associates Degree6439.43%
Bachelors Degree1,35619.89%
Graduate Degree75511.07%
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Rensselaer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rensselaer Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,5465,0251,575
Asian464326261
Hispanic33128795
Black31429798
2+ Races222212152
Other Race2727
Native American15158

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 68.47%.

Rensselaer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,610$46,230$39,758
Less Than 9th Grade$28,646$30,954$
High School Graduate$37,031$42,171$32,448
Some College$38,715$38,592$42,917
Bachelors Degree$53,215$55,962$44,175
Graduate Degree$63,990$67,829$60,461

$43,610

Average Earnings

$46,230

Average Male

$39,758

Average Female

Rensselaer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rensselaer Language by Age

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Rensselaer Language

91.18% of Rensselaer residents speak only English, while 8.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.57% of the population.

Rensselaer Language

Rensselaer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,0506348.99%
Multiple66133250.23%
Hispanic57418732.58%
Black50716432.35%
Asian618264.21%
Native2525100.00%
Other8NaN%

13.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.95%

Male Poverty Rate

17.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rensselaer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.34%.

Rensselaer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.56%
High School8.73%
Some College6.56%
Bachelors or Greater6.30%

Rensselaer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.25%
Male Unemployed9.65%
Female Employed8.62%
Male Employed2.61%

Rensselaer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rensselaer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,912$71,307
Families$71,643$81,723
Married Families$111,722-
Non Families$50,385$58,330
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Income by Household Type

Rensselaer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Rensselaer Married by Age and Sex

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Rensselaer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rensselaer Marital Status by Race

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Rensselaer Marital Status

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378

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam206
First Gulf War60
Second Gulf War39
World War II13
Korea10

Rensselaer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74149
55 to 6481
75+74
35 to 5456
18 to 3418

Rensselaer Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3325.08%
Asian347.07%
Hispanic164.28%
Black122.98%

Rensselaer Veterans by Race

Rensselaer Veterans by Education

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2.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rensselaer Veterans by Education

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rensselaer Employment by Age

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Rensselaer Employment by Race

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Rensselaer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.15%

Born in Rensselaer

93.31%

Native Born

6.69%

Foreign Born

3.76%

Non Citizen

2.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.31% of Rensselaer residents were born in the United States, with 81.15% having been born in New York. 3.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rensselaer Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20228,994-59-0.65%
20219,053-59-0.65%
20209,112-59-0.64%
20199,171-59-0.64%
20189,23090.10%
20179,221-68-0.73%
20169,289-26-0.28%
20159,315-108-1.15%
20149,423-52-0.55%
20139,475-54-0.57%
20129,529180.19%
20119,5111381.47%
20109,3731,6121.91%
20007,761-494-0.62%
19908,255-792-0.91%
19809,047-1,089-1.13%
197010,136-370-0.36%
196010,506-350-0.33%
195010,856880.08%
194010,768-455-0.41%
193011,2234000.36%
192010,8231120.10%
191010,7113,2453.68%
19007,4661650.22%
18907,3014,0068.28%
18803,2950.00%

Rensselaer Population by Year