Rensselaer County, New York Population 2020

Rensselaer County, New York's estimated population is 159,804 with a growth rate of 0.11% 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
2020159,8041810.11%
2019159,6231810.11%
2018159,4421810.11%
2017159,261-73-0.05%
2016159,334-122-0.08%
2015159,456-205-0.13%
2014159,6611230.08%
2013159,5381110.07%
2012159,427-145-0.09%
2011159,5722310.14%
2010159,3414,9123.18%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.11%
County Website
Founded
1791
County Seat
Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White137,64886.34%
Black or African American10,2396.42%
Two or More Races5,6723.56%
Asian4,1342.59%
Some Other Race1,5170.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native2120.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.01%
Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Median Age

39.9


Total

38.1


Male

41.6


Female

Rensselaer County, New York Adults

There are 127,708 adults, (25,539 of whom are seniors) in Rensselaer County, New York.

Rensselaer County, New York Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Rensselaer County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

80,820

50.69%

Male

78,611

49.31%

Rensselaer County, New York Households and Families

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

Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All63.1%36.9%
Male54.1%45.9%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Female36.9%63.1%

63.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All64,5632.3863.1
Married28,1353.0785
Non Family25,3761.2948.1
Female8,0413.1236.9
Male3,0113.1954.1

2.98

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

8.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Education

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7362.46%
9th to 12th Grade6,5665.91%
High School Graduate32,31429.09%
Some College19,87217.89%
Associates Degree16,11114.50%
Bachelors Degree19,16417.25%
Graduate Degree14,31912.89%
Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Total High School Bachelors
White97,52490,39030,167
Black6,3565,476876
Hispanic3,7723,005591
Asian2,1581,8351,479
Multiple Races1,6851,362366
Other Race887723107
Native American2048627
Islander99

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 asian people with a rate of 68.54%.

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,052$50,126$39,934
Less Than High School$24,154$30,123$17,922
High School Grad$36,565$42,163$29,058
Some College$41,377$48,172$35,640
Bachelors Degree$54,293$62,085$48,332
Graduate Degree$69,711$78,096$64,147

$45,052

Average Earnings

$50,126

Average Male

$39,934

Average Female

Rensselaer County, New York Language

Rensselaer County, New York Language by Age

Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Language

92.44% of Rensselaer County, New York residents speak only English, while 7.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.68% of the population.

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty

Rensselaer County, New York Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White129,35611,8559.16%
Black9,8952,97430.06%
Hispanic7,2902,18029.90%
Multiple5,3461,72632.29%
Asian3,19947114.72%
Other1,48835824.06%
Native198168.08%

12.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.71%

Male Poverty Rate

13.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rensselaer County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer County, New York is Multiple, with 32.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rensselaer County, New York is Native, with 8.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.61%.

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.35%
High School10.56%
Some College8.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%
Loading...
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.28%
Male Unemployed29.24%
Female Employed7.09%
Male Employed3.97%

Rensselaer County, New York Income

Rensselaer County, New York Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$65,851$82,570
Families$83,505$99,806
Married Families$102,121$118,482
Non Families$40,886$51,648
Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York 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 55-64.

Rensselaer County, New York Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans

Loading...

9,694

Number of Veterans

9,104

Male Veterans

590

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,822
First Gulf War1,268
Second Gulf War1,221
Korea836
World War II390
Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,823
75+2,393
55 to 642,046
35 to 541,773
18 to 34659
Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,2558.20%
Black2293.03%
Hispanic1072.23%
Asian732.16%
2 or More712.87%
Other474.25%
Indian199.22%

Rensselaer County, New York Veterans by Education

Loading...

5.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rensselaer County, New York Employment Status

Loading...

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Loading...
Loading...

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

77.61%

Born in New York

95.13%

Native Born

4.87%

Foreign Born

2.37%

Non Citizen

2.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.13% of Rensselaer County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 77.61% having been born in New York. 2.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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