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Rensselaer County, New York

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Rensselaer County, New York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 158,714
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 158,714
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 159,433
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 159,429
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.5%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
86.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
82.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 9,694
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 4.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 73,425
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $185,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,625
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $641
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $945
Building permits, 2019 174
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 64,563
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.38
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 7.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 90.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 83.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 30.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 209,214
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 732,253
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,270,243
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,572,232
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,837
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $65,851
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $34,280
Persons in poverty, percent
11.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 3,028
Total employment, 2018 43,748
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 2,159,661
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 9,244
All firms, 2012 11,067
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,444
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,632
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,020
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,610
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,031
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,500
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 244.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 652.43
FIPS Code 36083
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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