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Rensselaer County, New York (NY)


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County population in 2012: 159,835 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 152,538 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,302
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,034
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 38,856
Renter-occupied apartments: 23,366 (it was 21,038 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

47%

Land area: 654 sq. mi.
Water area: 11.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 244 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rensselaer County: 107.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: .

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Rensselaer County, New York:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years

Males: 78,709  (46.8%)
Females: 80,720  (53.2%)

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Rensselaer County,NY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Rensselaer County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $55,651 ($42,905 in 1999)
This county:

$55651
New York:

$54659

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $672 (lower quartile is $502, upper quartile is $819)
This county:

$672
State:

$877


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $179,800 (it was $99,600 in 2000)
Rensselaer County:

$179,800
New York:

$306,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,400 - $264,100

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $214,368
Here:

$214,368
State:

$343,827

Townhouses or other attached units: $223,414
Here:

$223,414
State:

$484,742

In 2-unit structures: $229,422
Here:

$229,422
State:

$460,134

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $402,314
Here:

$402,314
State:

$569,159

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,296
Here:

$126,296
State:

$676,553

Mobile homes: $108,446
Here:

$108,446
State:

$40,766
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,526
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $579

Institutionalized population: 1,424

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Rensselaer County, NY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $4,021 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $3,179 (1.8%)


Rensselaer County household income distribution in 2009 Rensselaer County home values distribution


Rensselaer County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.0%

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.0%
Rensselaer County:

11.0%
New York:

14.2%
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.5%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.5%
Whole state:

7.4%

Area name: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rensselaer County is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $715 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $856 a month.

Cities in this county include: Troy, East Greenbush, Schodack, Brunswick, North Greenbush, Sand Lake, Rensselaer, Schaghticoke, Hoosick, Pittstown.

Rensselaer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Berlin town192116 - 265447 - 62
Brunswick town1371512 - 174441 - 47
East Greenbush town1711715 - 194138 - 44
Grafton town29128 - 163832 - 44
Hoosick town1983 - 133325 - 41
Nassau town37128 - 153630 - 42
North Greenbush town1671917 - 224845 - 50
Petersburg town2094 - 164235 - 49
Pittstown town212016 - 254843 - 55
Poestenkill town491511 - 194742 - 52
Rensselaer city3295 - 123225 - 38
Sand Lake town1021614 - 194339 - 46
Schaghticoke town441915 - 235246 - 57
Schodack town2072321 - 255451 - 56
Stephentown town261612 - 204640 - 52
Troy city2041311 - 143633 - 39
Rensselaer county128415 41 

2005 air pollution in Rensselaer County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.091 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.081 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.014 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.rensco.com

Click to draw/clear Rensselaer County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rensselaer County: Seven Hill Firetower (A), White Creek Station (B), Jacks Corners (C), Shivers Corners (D), Taconic Trails Ski Area (E), Totem Lodge (F), Hollywood Drive-In (G), Hathaways Drive-In (H), Joseph L Bruno Stadium (I), Mechanicsville Golf Club (J), Bornt Family Farms (K), Columbia Hill Farm (L), DeFreestville Bowery (M), Brookside Farm And Greenhouses (N), Gem Farms (O), Goose Pond Christmas Tree Farm (P), Gooseberry Honey And Herb Farm (Q), Hillside Organic Farm (R), Miller Farms (S), Mountain Gardens Tree Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rensselaer County include: Saint Georges Church (A), Saint Marys Church (B), Dutch Church (C), Fifty Six Church (D), Agape Apostolic Church of Deliverance (E), Berlin United Methodist Church (F), Community Church of Grafton (G), Cornerstone Fellowship Church (H), Evangelical Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1), Saint Jean Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Saint Josephs Cemetery (4), Saint Marys Cemetery (5), Presbyterian Hill Cemetery (6), Bonesteel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Kendall Pond (A), Links Pond (B), Little Bowman Pond (C), Long Pond (D), Lake Lorraine (E), Lyons Pond (F), Moules Lake (G), Mud Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Otter Creek (A), Taplin Bourn (B), Whiteside Creek (C), Vlockie Kill (D), Sweet Milk Creek (E), Sunkauissia Creek (F), Rocky Brook (G), Red Pond Brook (H), Papscanee Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rensselaer County: Bennington Battlefield Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Albany County , Berkshire County, Massachusetts , Bennington County, Vermont , Columbia County , Greene County , Saratoga County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 12,107
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,709 (52% naturalized citizens)

Rensselaer County:

3.7%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.2%

Rensselaer County marital status for males
Rensselaer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Rensselaer County with a mortgage: 19,468 (1,159 second mortgage, 2,915 home equity loan, 44 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,870

Here:

66.4% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.93%
Here46.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 71,581
Total congregations: 138

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaEpiscopal Church
Adherents50,937 (71.2%)6,612 (9.2%)2,705 (3.8%)2,261 (3.2%)1,582 (2.2%)
Congregations29 (21.0%)26 (18.8%)9 (6.5%)8 (5.8%)11 (8.0%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAJewishUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1,566 (2.2%)1,120 (1.6%)800 (1.1%)561 (0.8%)3,437 (4.8%)
Congregations10 (7.2%)7 (5.1%)3 (2.2%)4 (2.9%)31 (22.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Rensselaer County - Troy, East Greenbush, Schodack, Brunswick, North Greenbush

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
This 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
This county:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Rensselaer County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
New York:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rensselaer County:

15.4%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Rensselaer County:

Average size of farms: 168 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,224
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $274.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.67%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,438
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,105
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 41.07%
Corn for grain: 6220 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,107 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 114 acres

Tornado activity:

Rensselaer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/28/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rensselaer County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 89% 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 94.5 miles away from the county 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 55.3 miles away from the county 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 92.7 miles away from the county 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 71.5 miles away from Rensselaer County center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from the county 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 27.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Rensselaer County (%):





Rensselaer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 58,270 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 8,197 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,814 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 18 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 37 (0%)
  • Railroad: 29 (0%)
  • Taxi: 145 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 55 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 97 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,900 (4%)
  • Other means: 357 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,911 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Rensselaer County, New York in 2000:

People in group quarters in Rensselaer County, New York in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $52,303.

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%

5.20% relocated from other counties in New York ($28,187 average AGI)
1.70% relocated from other states ($10,120 average AGI)
Rensselaer County:

1.70%
New York average:

1.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Columbia County, NY  0.22% ($37,522)
from Bennington County, VT  0.11% ($33,147)
from Kings County, NY  0.10% ($39,567)
from Washington County, NY  0.09% ($35,825)


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%

4.86% relocated to other counties in New York ($25,202 average AGI)
2.11% relocated to other states ($11,536 average AGI)
Rensselaer County:

2.11%
New York average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Columbia County, NY  0.16% ($37,540)
to Washington County, NY  0.11% ($33,667)
to Bennington County, VT  0.07% ($30,217)
to New York County, NY  0.07% ($36,244)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Rensselaer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Rensselaer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rensselaer County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 23,825 (20,089 aged, 3,736 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.3
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10786.81
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 270.640
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33125

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1151.040
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 948.140
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.81

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44.53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72.79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.51
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 24.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 74.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 31.7
  • Suffocation - 26.1
  • Other - 16.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 153,822

Size of family households: 17,712 2-persons, 9,645 3-persons, 7,931 4-persons, 3,047 5-persons, 1,077 6-persons, 504 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,948 1-person, 4,753 2-persons, 708 3-persons, 272 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

92.9% of residents of Rensselaer County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,425,329,000 ($15741 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $36,935,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $376,826,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $186,797,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,426,000
Federal grants: $1,775,951,000
Federal procurement contracts: $19,240,000 ($6,427,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $42,089,000 ($15,526,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $19,702,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $70,356,000
Federal Government insurance: $96,161,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,050
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,629
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,429
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +35
Here +0 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rensselaer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.37 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.6

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Rensselaer County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 132
  • 3 rooms: 578
  • 4 rooms: 2,662
  • 5 rooms: 6,968
  • 6 rooms: 9,667
  • 7 rooms: 7,935
  • 8 rooms: 5,194
  • 9+ rooms: 5,676
  • 1 room: 460
  • 2 rooms: 1,499
  • 3 rooms: 4,014
  • 4 rooms: 5,334
  • 5 rooms: 4,035
  • 6 rooms: 3,168
  • 7 rooms: 1,619
  • 8 rooms: 562
  • 9+ rooms: 347
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rensselaer County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 67
  • 1 bedroom: 915
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,534
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,537
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,717
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,086
  • no bedroom: 586
  • 1 bedroom: 5,923
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,265
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,736
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,327
  • 5+ bedrooms: 201
Cars and other vehicles available in Rensselaer County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,886
  • 1 vehicle: 11,561
  • 2 vehicles: 17,782
  • 3 vehicles: 5,747
  • 4 vehicles: 1,428
  • 5+ vehicles: 452
  • no vehicle: 5,031
  • 1 vehicle: 10,194
  • 2 vehicles: 4,699
  • 3 vehicles: 823
  • 4 vehicles: 169
  • 5+ vehicles: 122

64% of Rensselaer County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in New York.

Rensselaer County:

63.7%
State average:

64.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rensselaer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (47.1%)
  • Utility gas (39.2%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Electricity (4.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.9%)
  • Utility gas (49.7%)
  • Electricity (26.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,133
Here:

12.0%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 782
Here:

9.9%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,177
Here:

53.1%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


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Rensselaer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Rensselaer County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 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 ORIGINATED609$157,391660$158,3832,386$154,425250$48,78414$468,214126$112,30227$66,778
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$164,02057$152,053271$159,61330$45,1670$016$123,2509$60,111
APPLICATIONS DENIED77$148,065130$127,4231,001$158,230252$41,2863$516,66776$103,46129$63,483
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN76$146,19763$182,889599$161,55942$74,1195$164,80025$114,5602$66,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$161,00011$122,091122$170,67211$68,4550$04$99,0003$35,667
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 37 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED129$194,27987$218,5402$106,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$180,15040$214,9502$99,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$177,05329$198,8621$151,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$166,58321$178,7140$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$126,0004$141,5000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Rensselaer County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,01380.6 years
John1,98073.4 years
William1,45374.1 years
Joseph1,06873.9 years
Helen1,02280.2 years
James94772.2 years
Margaret89080.4 years
George83075.2 years
Edward78174.1 years
Anna76282.4 years
Most common last names in Rensselaer County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith41576.7 years
Miller28577.3 years
Ryan20676.2 years
Brown17076.2 years
Obrien16376.4 years
Johnson13876.9 years
Williams13274.7 years
Kelly12176.4 years
Jones12075.3 years
Martin10972.0 years
Businesses in Rensselaer County, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T6Marriott2
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's4
AutoZone2New Balance1
Ben & Jerry's1Nike2
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza2
Burger King3Payless1
CVS5PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes1
Curves1Quiznos2
Dennys1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid10
Dunkin Donuts18Sprint Nextel2
Econo Lodge1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks1
FedEx9Subway13
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile3
GNC8Taco Bell1
GameStop2Target1
Goodwill1True Value5
H&R Block5U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS23
Home Depot1Vans1
IHOP1Verizon Wireless2
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart2
Knights Inn1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture2YMCA2
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