Rensselaer County, New York Population 2022

Rensselaer County, New York's estimated population is 157,007 with a growth rate of -0.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rensselaer County, New York is the 22nd largest county in New York. The 2010 Population was 159,340 and has seen a growth of -1.46% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
180030,3510.00%
181036,3095,95819.63%
182040,1533,84410.59%
183049,4249,27123.09%
184060,25910,83521.92%
185073,36313,10421.75%
186086,32812,96517.67%
187099,54913,22115.31%
1880115,32815,77915.85%
1890124,5119,1837.96%
1900121,697-2,814-2.26%
1910122,2765790.48%
1920113,129-9,147-7.48%
1930119,7816,6525.88%
1940121,8342,0531.71%
1950132,60710,7738.84%
1960142,5859,9787.52%
1970152,5109,9256.96%
1980151,966-544-0.36%
1990154,4292,4631.62%
2010159,3404,9113.18%
2011159,5892490.16%
2012159,437-152-0.10%
2013159,5451080.07%
2014159,6661210.08%
2015159,436-230-0.14%
2016159,294-142-0.09%
2017159,200-94-0.06%
2018159,283830.05%
2019158,714-569-0.36%
2020158,145-569-0.36%
2021157,576-569-0.36%
2022157,007-569-0.36%
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Rensselaer County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White135,10184.96%
Black or African American9,9766.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native2000.13%
Asian4,3562.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.01%
Some Other Race2,1311.34%
Two or More Races7,2354.55%
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Rensselaer County, New York Population by Race

Rensselaer County, New York Population Pyramid 2022

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Rensselaer County, New York Median Age

39.9


Total

38.5


Male

41.6


Female

Rensselaer County, New York Adults

There are 127,955 adults, (27,048 of whom are seniors) in Rensselaer County, New York.

Rensselaer County, New York Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rensselaer County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

80,526

50.64%

Male

78,487

49.36%

Rensselaer County, New York Population by Age

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

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Rensselaer County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All62.9%37.1%
Male52.5%47.5%
Female46.3%53.7%
Non Family46.2%53.8%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rensselaer County, New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All65,4552.3462.9
Married27,9473.0384.8
Male2,9193.1252.5
Female8,5353.0646.3
Non Family26,0541.2846.2

2.94

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Rensselaer County, New York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8942.58%
9th to 12th Grade5,5364.94%
High School Graduate30,74727.45%
Some College19,53117.44%
Associates Degree15,32313.68%
Bachelors Degree22,39620.00%
Graduate Degree15,57313.90%
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Rensselaer County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rensselaer County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian2,3732,0291,570
Other Race1,181999421
2+ Races2,6442,372941
White97,07090,83433,520
Hispanic4,0913,5211,191
Native American1868734
Black6,4775,378944
Islander1412

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.16%.

Rensselaer County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,271$53,177$42,879
Less Than 9th Grade$22,917$26,830$20,996
High School Graduate$37,156$42,561$30,743
Some College$44,468$49,701$38,566
Bachelors Degree$60,842$68,821$52,627
Graduate Degree$69,238$77,805$63,578

$48,271

Average Earnings

$53,177

Average Male

$42,879

Average Female

Rensselaer County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rensselaer County, New York Language by Age

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Rensselaer County, New York Language

92.45% of Rensselaer County, New York residents speak only English, while 7.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Rensselaer County, New York Language

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,5732,48725.98%
Multiple6,8591,76025.66%
Hispanic7,8111,96625.17%
Native1842815.22%
Islander14214.29%
Asian3,38842812.63%
White127,44810,4538.20%
Other535NaN%

10.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.33%

Male Poverty Rate

12.21%

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 25.98% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.28%.

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.14%
High School10.04%
Some College6.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.22%
Male Unemployed19.11%
Female Employed6.44%
Female Unemployed30.98%

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

Rensselaer County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,510$88,034
Families$91,355$105,520
Married Families$109,938$124,479
Non Families$43,887$56,340
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Income by Household Type

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Rensselaer County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status

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8,723

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,546
First Gulf War1,332
Vietnam3,181
Korea720
World War II354

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34635
35 to 541,532
55 to 641,967
65 to 742,347
75+2,242

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,3447.50%
Black2112.77%
Native American2110.94%
Asian220.62%
Other Race312.07%
2+ Races942.61%
Hispanic1873.60%

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Race

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Education

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7.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Employment by Age

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Rensselaer County, New York Employment by Race

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Rensselaer County, New York 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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77.52%

Born in Rensselaer County, New York

94.75%

Native Born

5.25%

Foreign Born

2.71%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.75% of Rensselaer County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 77.52% having been born in New York. 2.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rensselaer County, New York Place of Birth

  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

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