Rensselaer Falls, New York

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Population in 2012: 331 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 181  (54.8%)
Females: 150  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13680.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,487 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
Rensselaer Falls:

$57,487
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,725 (it was $13,190 in 2000)

Rensselaer Falls village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,174 (it was $45,700 in 2000)
Rensselaer Falls:

$69,174
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $78,019; Detached houses: $80,334; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $54,357; Mobile homes: $32,057

Median gross rent in 2012: $747.

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Rensselaer Falls races chart
  • White alone - 313 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Rensselaer Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rensselaer Falls: 96.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.6%), Irish (18.4%), French (17.9%), French Canadian (11.5%), German (8.9%), Italian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 328 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,127 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rensselaer Falls:

  • High school or higher: 102.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rensselaer Falls village:

  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

20 residents are foreign born (5.2% Europe).

This village:  5.5%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rensselaer Falls, New York as of January 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rensselaer Falls to the number of sex offenders is 331 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,705 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $710 (1.4%)

Rensselaer Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (103.4 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (150.8 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (269.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Heuvelton, NY (2.1 miles ), DeKalb Junction, NY (2.4 miles ), Canton, NY (2.7 miles ), Oswegatchie, NY (2.7 miles ), De Peyster, NY (2.8 miles ), Lisbon, NY (2.8 miles ), De Kalb, NY (2.9 miles ), Hermon, NY (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $90,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.59 N, Longitude: 75.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Rensselaer Falls household income distribution Rensselaer Falls home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+5.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Financial managers (4%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (19%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Rensselaer Falls: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rensselaer Falls, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Rensselaer Falls-area historical earthquake activity is below New York state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from Rensselaer Falls center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 199.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Rensselaer Falls center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Rensselaer Falls topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rensselaer Falls:

  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (207 CONGRESS ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rensselaer Falls:

  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HEUVELTON, NY)
  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LISBON, NY)
  • ST LAWRENCE CO PUB HLTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CANTON, NY)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • CLAXTON-HEPBURN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)
  • DR RAVINDER N AGARWAL (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; OGDENSBURG, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rensselaer Falls:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 7 miles; Canton, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,411)
  • St Lawrence University (about 8 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Clarkson University (about 17 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 18 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,307)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 52 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 92 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • SUNY College at Oswego (about 100 miles; Oswego, NY; FT enrollment: 7,550)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rensselaer Falls:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rensselaer Falls:

  • ANDERSON VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 244 WINTER RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • LOCUST GROVE (Students: 19; Location: JOHNSON RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • MAPLE RIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: TOWNLINE RD; Grades: 1 - 8)

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Notable locations in Rensselaer Falls: Rensselaer Falls Village Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Canton Free Library Rensselaer Falls Branch (B), Rensselaer Falls Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

St. Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 24.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 6.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rensselaer Falls and their reported violations in the past:

MCADOOS MARKET (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.8%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.7%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  11.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported
14 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Rensselaer Falls compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Rensselaer Falls travel time to work - commute Rensselaer Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rensselaer Falls village (based on St. Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.12%
Here: 46.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents67.9%11.3%4.5%3.1%2.0%
Congregations21.1%21.1%11.8%6.2%4.3%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.8%1.1%0.9%5.5%
Congregations5.0%5.6%0.6%2.5%21.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
St. Lawrence County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
St. Lawrence County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
St. Lawrence County:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
Here:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Lawrence County:

29.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$299
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$442
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$100
Sewerage 0$0 3$1,012
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$213
Totals for Government 0$0 13$2,066

Rensselaer Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $33,000 ($99.70)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($81.57)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($39.27)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($27.19)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($24.17)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($18.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($129.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,000 ($81.57)

Rensselaer Falls government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $62,000 ($187.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($57.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($54.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($21.15)
    General Support: $3,000 ($9.06)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($48.34)
    NEC: $2,000 ($6.04)

Rensselaer Falls government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $612,000 ($1848.94)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $586,000 ($1770.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $26,000 ($78.55)

Rensselaer Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($241.69)

4.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200530,907 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
New York average:

5.41%

0.39% of residents moved from foreign countries($1,270 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.39%
New York average:

0.24%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jefferson County, NY  0.45% ($29,287 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.32% ($28,873)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.12% ($27,767)


4.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200634,085 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
New York average:

6.26%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries($942 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.13%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jefferson County, NY  0.42% ($30,758 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.29% ($27,648)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.23% ($27,894)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rensselaer Falls:

  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSLB (1400 AM; 1 kW; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WPDM (1470 AM; 1 kW; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)
  • WYBG (1050 AM; 1 kW; MASSENA, NY)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rensselaer Falls:

  • W289AE (105.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WNCQ-FM (102.9 FM; MORRISTOWN, NY; Owner: WATERS COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRCD (101.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER INC.)
  • WBDB (92.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WYSX (98.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: WATERS COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WYSI (96.7 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER, INC.)
  • WSLU (89.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WGIX-FM (95.3 FM; GOUVERNEUR, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WSNN (99.3 FM; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rensselaer Falls:

  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $12,623,000
Total average daily traffic: 710
Total average daily truck traffic: 56
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 746

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • RENSSELAER FALLS, 3684 State Hwy 812 (Lat: 44.566194 Lon: -75.351556), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQMP457
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2010, Expiration Date: 10/13/2020, Certifier: Ljubica Petrich
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N2ITR, Licensee ID: L00242926
    Grant Date: 11/18/2003, Expiration Date: 12/07/2013
    Registrant: Manuel F Fernandez, 11 West Front Street, Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
  • Call Sign: N2MGQ
    Grant Date: 12/07/1993, Expiration Date: 12/07/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2005
    Registrant: June B Fernandez, Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
  • Call Sign: ND2Q, Licensee ID: L01514864
    Grant Date: 08/27/2009, Expiration Date: 08/27/2019
    Registrant: Michael O Sedore, 433 Front Street, Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680-0014

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Rensselaer Falls, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary873.5 years
William770.0 years
Harold676.3 years
John668.5 years
Ruth674.0 years
Arthur572.8 years
Clifford481.5 years
Roy480.0 years
Floyd469.0 years
Frank471.5 years
Most common last names in Rensselaer Falls, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Poor680.8 years
Lytle576.4 years
Hammond480.3 years
Ginn484.5 years
Harris469.0 years
Hanna468.2 years
Murdock474.0 years
Stiles476.2 years
Simmons472.5 years
Hooper378.0 years
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