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Rensselaer County

Population in 2012: 9,484 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.2%
Males: 4,562  (48.1%)
Females: 4,922  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  37.1 years
New York median age:  42.4 years

Zip codes: 12144.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $50,642 (it was $34,730 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$50,642
New York:

$55,246
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $29,723

Rensselaer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $153,215 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$153,215
New York:

$285,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $159,703; Detached houses: $150,080; Townhouses or other attached units: $157,955; In 2-unit structures: $196,668; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,566

Median gross rent in 2011: $820.

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  • White alone - 7,689 (83.0%)
  • Two or more races - 497 (5.4%)
  • Black alone - 382 (4.1%)
  • Hispanic - 341 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 303 (3.3%)
  • Other race alone - 53 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rensselaer: 109.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (18.0%), Italian (14.4%), German (12.5%), English (8.3%), Dutch (7.5%), French (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1815

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 3.01 square miles.

Population density: 3152 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Rensselaer:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rensselaer city:

  • Never married: 40.7%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

617 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 1.5% Asia).

This city:  6.7%
New York:  21.4%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Rensselaer, New York as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rensselaer to the number of sex offenders is 374 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,849 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $2,818 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (2.6 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (124.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Hampton Manor, NY (1.4 miles ), Albany, NY (1.6 miles ), East Greenbush, NY (1.7 miles ), Menands, NY (1.8 miles ), East Greenbush, NY (2.0 miles ), North Greenbush, NY (2.1 miles ), Wynantskill, NY (2.3 miles ), Watervliet, NY (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $44,000
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $251,400
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,500

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.65 N, Longitude: 73.73 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -833 (-9.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 633 (12.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

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Crime rates in Rensselaer by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010001000100
per 100,000 0.012.80.00.00.012.70.00.00.012.90.00.0
Rapes 113231534273
per 100,000 12.912.839.025.838.512.763.937.950.625.874.231.8
Robberies 91571156997723
per 100,000 115.8191.491.0141.864.176.1115.1113.688.590.221.231.8
Assaults 771611131015189985
per 100,000 90.089.3208.0141.8166.8126.9191.8227.1113.8116.084.853.0
Burglaries 736748656260605854345139
per 100,000 938.9855.1624.0837.8795.4761.4767.1731.8683.0438.1540.6413.0
Thefts 224176159206210179189175176160154141
per 100,000 2881.02246.32067.12655.32694.02271.62416.32207.92226.22061.91632.41493.3
Auto thefts 211820142061613141995
per 100,000 270.1229.7260.0180.5256.676.1204.6164.0177.1244.895.453.0
Arson 0N/AN/AN/AN/A0000012
per 100,000 0.0N/AN/AN/AN/A0.00.00.00.00.010.621.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 277.7291.9258.6283.2279.6244.7304.0274.4251.8239.9202.3144.7

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Rensselaer, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -736 (-8.7%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Rensselaer-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Rensselaer city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 tornado 23.8 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rensselaer-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% 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 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.1 miles away from Rensselaer 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 93.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 19.8 miles away from Rensselaer center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rensselaer County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzards: 2, Chemical Waste: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rensselaer topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert Van Rensselaer - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Rensselaer:

  • ALBANY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 4 miles away; ALBANY, NY)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER / SOUTH CLINICAL CAMPUS (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 4 miles away; ALBANY, NY)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 4 miles away; ALBANY, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Rensselaer, NY

Amtrak station:

ALBANY-RENSSELAER (555 EAST ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rensselaer:

  • The College of Saint Rose (about 3 miles; Albany, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,697)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 5 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 7,928)
  • Siena College (about 6 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • SUNY at Albany (about 6 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 14,693)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 7 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,660)
  • Union College (about 16 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,157)
  • Schenectady County Community College (about 17 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,560)

Public high school in Rensselaer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rensselaer:

Private elementary/middle school in Rensselaer:

  • WOODLAND HILL MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 100 MONTESSORI PL; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Rensselaer:

  • RENSSELAER CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $75,639; Location: 810 BROADWAY; 17,908 books; 288 audio materials; 328 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Kenwood Child Development Center located at 50 Herrick Street

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Notable locations in Rensselaer: Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation Rensselaer Sub-Station (A), Rensselaer Fire Station Number 4 (B), City of Rensselaer Department of Water Pumping Station (C), Rensselaer Engine Company Number 1 (D), Rensselaer Fire Department Station Number 2 (E), E F Hart Hose Company (F), Rensselaer Fire Department North Station (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rensselaer include: First Baptist Church of Rensselaer (A), Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (B), Church of God (C), Broadway United Methodist Church (D), Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), First United Methodist Church of Rensselaer (G), Saint John's Roman Catholic Church (H), First Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Beverwyck Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rensselaer include: Crailo State Historic Site (1), Central Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Foxy Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 134 Broadway).

Hotel: Econo Lodge Downtown (110 Columbia Tpk).

 
Rensselaer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.3. This is about average.
City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.347. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.347
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.81. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.81
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.59

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

EAST GREENBUSH TOWN PARK (Address: 225 COLUMBIA TURNPIKE , Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2005), St Boil Water Order (AUG-02-2005), St Public Notif issued (AUG-02-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rensselaer that have no violations reported:

  • METROMART INC (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.0%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.8% for Black residents, 29.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 55.6% for other race residents, 41.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  49.7%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.2%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rensselaer, NY

9 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
24 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Rensselaer compared to New York state average:

Rensselaer, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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.


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Banks with branches in Rensselaer (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Rensselear County Plaza Branch at 281 Troy Road, branch established on 1993/02/25; Rensselaer Branch at 16 Second Avenue, branch established on 1825/04/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • TrustCo Bank: East Greenbush Branch at 501 Columbia Turnpike, branch established on 1981/01/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,250.1 mil, Deposits: $3,736.0 mil, headquarters in Glenville, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: East Greenbush Branch at 501 Columbia Turnpike, branch established on 1966/03/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • NBT Bank, National Association: East Greenbush at 425 Columbia Turnpike, branch established on 2008/03/03. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rensselaer, New York:

  • Econo Lodge , 110 Columbia Tpke, Rensselaer, NY 12144 , Phone: (518) 472-1360, Fax: (518) 427-2924
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany Skyline , 8 Empire Dr, Rensselaer, NY 12144 , Phone: (518) 286-1011, Fax: (518) 286-3952
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rensselaer, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Rensselaer travel time to work - commute


Rensselaer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rensselaer (based on Rensselaer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.93%
Here46.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaEpiscopal Church
Adherents71.2%9.2%3.8%3.2%2.2%
Congregations21.0%18.8%6.5%5.8%8.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAJewishUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.2%1.6%1.1%0.8%4.8%
Congregations7.2%5.1%2.2%2.9%22.5%
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: 32
Rensselaer County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Rensselaer County:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Rensselaer County:

26.7%
New York:

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

15.4%
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 4$9,688$29,0641$875
Other Government Administration 13$34,815$32,13715$11,333
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,600
Police - Other 30$114,714$45,8862$1,410
Firefighters 12$33,493$33,4935$4,711
Streets and Highways 25$62,889$30,1871$1,590
Solid Waste Management 7$17,232$29,5410$0
Sewerage 7$18,609$31,9010$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$2,316
Local Libraries 1$3,235$38,8202$1,005
Totals for Government 99$294,675$35,71831$26,840

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,442,000 ($573.81)
    General: $470,000 ($49.56)
    Sewerage: $450,000 ($47.45)
    General Public Buildings: $214,000 ($22.56)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($3.27)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($2.64)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,070,000 ($323.70)
    Police Protection: $1,553,000 ($163.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,093,000 ($115.25)
    Regular Highways: $783,000 ($82.56)
    Fire Protection: $556,000 ($58.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $449,000 ($47.34)
    Financial Administration: $293,000 ($30.89)
    Central Staff Services: $246,000 ($25.94)
    General Public Buildings: $241,000 ($25.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $191,000 ($20.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $99,000 ($10.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $95,000 ($10.02)
    Housing & Community Development: $94,000 ($9.91)
    Libraries: $79,000 ($8.33)
    Health Services - Other: $46,000 ($4.85)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($4.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,060,000 ($111.77)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $604,000 ($63.69)
    Regular Highways: $240,000 ($25.31)
    Natural Resource - Other: $228,000 ($24.04)
    Police Protection: $62,000 ($6.54)
    Fire Protection: $50,000 ($5.27)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($4.53)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($3.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($1.90)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($1.79)
    General Public Building: $15,000 ($1.58)
    Central Staff: $13,000 ($1.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($0.74)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.74)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.63)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,820,000 ($402.78)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $418,000 ($44.07)
    Housing & Community Development: $158,000 ($16.66)
    All Other: $37,000 ($3.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,080,000 ($430.20)
    All Other: $387,000 ($40.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,425,000 ($150.25)
    All Other: $52,000 ($5.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,395,000 ($252.53)
    Interest Earnings: $1,078,000 ($113.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $876,000 ($92.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,172,000 ($229.02)
    General Support: $780,000 ($82.24)
    Highways: $84,000 ($8.86)
  • Tax - Property: $2,534,000 ($267.19)
    Public Utilities: $208,000 ($21.93)
    NEC: $133,000 ($14.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $13,177,000 ($1389.39)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,010,000 ($739.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,380,000 ($672.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,723,000 ($1341.52)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $454,000 ($47.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $630,000 ($66.43)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,467,000 ($154.68)
    Beginning: $437,000 ($46.08)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $774,000 ($81.61)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,157,000 ($227.44)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,828,000 ($1352.59)

7.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
New York average:

5.41%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($435 average AGI)
Rensselaer County:

0.22%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Albany County, NY  2.60% ($37,596 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.81% ($38,732)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.31% ($41,466)


7.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
New York average:

6.26%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Rensselaer County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Albany County, NY  2.55% ($35,333 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.83% ($40,801)
to Schenectady County, NY  0.38% ($39,270)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rensselaer:

  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WAMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHAZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; TROY, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rensselaer:

  • WRPI (91.5 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)
  • WHRL (103.1 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQBK-FM (103.9 FM; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WCDB (90.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WRCZ (94.5 FM; RAVENA, NY; Owner: DOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLI-FM (100.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rensselaer:

  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rensselaer, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 45
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 73
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 106
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 79
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 184
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

See more detailed statistics of Rensselaer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 199 meters (653ft)
Total costs: $79,496,000
Total average daily traffic: 198,162
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,924

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rensselaer, NY


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Jeff Littlejohn, 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664028 Lon: -73.677833), Type: 92.4, Overall height: 91.6 m
    Registrant: 9186644581, Troylangham@clearchannel.Com, 2625 S. MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE A
  • Jeff Littlejohn, 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664028 Lon: -73.677833), Type: 92.4, Overall height: 91.6 m
    Registrant: 9186644581, Troylangham@clearchannel.Com, 2625 S. MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE A
  • 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664167 Lon: -73.677778), Type: 92.3, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5182831123, , 226 LAPE RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Rensselaer, NY)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 75 Broadway Dockmasters Office (Lat: 43.640056 Lon: -73.748444), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KYU653
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2011, Expiration Date: 04/12/2021
    Registrant: Rensselaer, NY 12144, Phone: (518) 433-9801
  • 75 Broadway (Lat: 42.639250 Lon: -73.748444), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WHX607
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/21/2000, Expiration Date: 11/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2006
    Registrant: Albany Yacht Club Inc, Box 293, Rensselaer, NY 12144

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rensselaer)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rensselaer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED49$135,67333$120,75895$131,3796$23,8331$266,00010$88,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$170,2503$182,00011$102,7272$16,5000$01$162,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$124,50013$79,92348$104,95821$42,6190$013$55,8461$10,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$160,2500$038$136,4212$32,0000$05$108,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$120,0004$102,0001$59,0000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0515.00 , 0516.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$162,6002$154,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$132,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$113,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0515.00 , 0516.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 122
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Rensselaer


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rensselaer, NY
Businesses in Rensselaer, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Nike1
Applebee's1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Payless1
Domino's Pizza1PetSmart1
Dunkin Donuts3RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Target1
Home Depot1UPS3
Kmart1Verizon Wireless2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Rensselaer, NY

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