Rensselaer, New York Population 2020

9,200
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Rensselaer is a city located in New York. Rensselaer has a 2020 population of 9,200. Rensselaer is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -1.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,370 in 2010. Rensselaer reached it's highest population of 9,524 in 2012.

The average household income in Rensselaer is $71,389 with a poverty rate of 14.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $930 per month, and the median house value is $132,700. The median age in Rensselaer is 34.7 years, 33.7 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Rensselaer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rensselaer was:

  • White: 77.35%
  • Two or more races: 7.85%
  • Asian: 6.99%
  • Black or African American: 5.40%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rensselaer, New York is 9,200, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,212.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,370.

Rensselaer, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,18677.35%
Two or More Races7297.85%
Asian6496.99%
Black or African American5025.40%
Some Other Race2152.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.10%
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Rensselaer Population Pyramid 2020

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Rensselaer Median Age

34.7


Total

33.7


Male

34.9


Female

Rensselaer Adults

There are 7,383 adults, (1,331 of whom are seniors) in Rensselaer.

Rensselaer Age Dependency

53.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rensselaer Sex Ratio

Female

4,684

50.42%

Male

4,606

49.58%

Rensselaer Households and Families

Rensselaer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rensselaer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male61.2%38.8%
Married54.6%45.4%
All39.2%60.8%
Non Family32.8%67.2%
Female29.4%70.6%

39.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1092.2539.2
Non Family2,1121.1732.8
Married1,0813.454.6
Female7283.2129.4
Male1884.1561.2

3.19

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

12.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Rensselaer Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2844.35%
9th to 12th Grade4536.93%
High School Graduate2,32035.50%
Some College1,05116.08%
Associates Degree5238.00%
Bachelors Degree1,04415.97%
Graduate Degree86113.17%
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Rensselaer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,3404,8591,474
Asian391216184
Hispanic36132194
Black27225778
Multiple Races210184121
Other Race132132
Native American663

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 multiple races people with a rate of 57.62%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,490$48,071$35,605
Less Than High School$30,906$37,917$
High School Grad$32,316$46,719$19,464
Some College$35,677$36,556$31,481
Bachelors Degree$52,174$57,270$44,783
Graduate Degree$65,268$62,614$73,625

$41,490

Average Earnings

$48,071

Average Male

$35,605

Average Female

Rensselaer Language

Rensselaer Language by Age

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Rensselaer Language

91.81% of Rensselaer residents speak only English, while 8.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.37% of the population.

Rensselaer Poverty

Rensselaer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8846489.41%
Multiple72538653.24%
Black50220039.84%
Hispanic67216023.81%
Asian649223.39%
Other215146.51%
Native99100.00%

14.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.50%

Male Poverty Rate

17.89%

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 Asian, with 3.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.16%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.97%
Some College8.39%
High School8.23%
Bachelors or Greater6.82%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed11.14%
Female Employed10.33%
Female Unemployed7.89%
Male Employed0.70%

Rensselaer Income

Rensselaer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,449$71,389
Families$69,115$79,362
Married Families$101,927-
Non Families$51,132$59,259
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Rensselaer Marital Status

Rensselaer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

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 Veterans

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546

Number of Veterans

472

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam225
First Gulf War59
Korea40
Second Gulf War40
World War II11
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74189
35 to 54155
75+92
55 to 6492
18 to 3418
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4867.83%
Asian5012.25%
Black102.66%

Rensselaer Veterans by Education

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3.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rensselaer Employment Status

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70.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,200-6-0.07%
20199,206-6-0.07%
20189,212-6-0.07%
20179,218-67-0.72%
20169,285-27-0.29%
20159,312-105-1.12%
20149,417-55-0.58%
20139,472-52-0.55%
20129,524170.18%
20119,5071371.46%
20109,3700.00%