Rensselaer, New York

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Population in 2019: 9,171 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.2%
Males: 4,702  (51.3%)
Females: 4,469  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

35.6 years
New York median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 12144.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,005 (it was $34,730 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$58,005
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,626 (it was $19,674 in 2000)

Rensselaer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $153,248 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Rensselaer:

$153,248
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $168,366; detached houses: $159,008; townhouses or other attached units: $190,540; in 2-unit structures: $162,284; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $318,530; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,225

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,025.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rensselaer: 106.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.8%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.3% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 29.6% for other race residents, 50.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rensselaer, NY (2019)
    • 6,93975.4%White alone
    • 6316.9%Asian alone
    • 5816.3%Hispanic
    • 5145.6%Two or more races
    • 4875.3%Black alone
    • 220.2%American Indian alone
    • 80.09%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Rensselaer, New York as of October 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rensselaer is 555 to 1.


Crime rates in Rensselaer by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(12.7)
5
(63.9)
3
(37.9)
4
(50.6)
2
(25.8)
7
(74.2)
3
(31.8)
4
(42.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.1)
3
(31.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(76.1)
9
(115.1)
9
(113.6)
7
(88.5)
7
(90.2)
2
(21.2)
3
(31.8)
3
(31.5)
1
(10.4)
8
(84.3)
4
(42.4)
4
(42.9)
4
(43.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(126.9)
15
(191.8)
18
(227.1)
9
(113.8)
9
(116.0)
8
(84.8)
5
(53.0)
12
(126.1)
13
(135.8)
10
(105.3)
9
(95.3)
9
(96.5)
6
(64.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(761.4)
60
(767.1)
58
(731.8)
54
(683.0)
34
(438.1)
51
(540.6)
39
(413.0)
44
(462.3)
29
(302.9)
30
(316.0)
18
(190.7)
35
(375.1)
15
(162.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
179
(2,272)
189
(2,416)
175
(2,208)
176
(2,226)
160
(2,062)
154
(1,632)
141
(1,493)
108
(1,135)
106
(1,107)
102
(1,074)
78
(826.2)
77
(825.2)
67
(724.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(76.1)
16
(204.6)
13
(164.0)
14
(177.1)
19
(244.8)
9
(95.4)
5
(53.0)
7
(73.6)
12
(125.3)
2
(21.1)
5
(53.0)
5
(53.6)
5
(54.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.6)
2
(21.2)
2
(21.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(31.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index234.0290.7262.4240.8229.4193.4138.4151.9105.8130.0107.895.779.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Rensselaer, NY

Crime rate in Rensselaer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 35 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
New York average:

2.92
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Ancestries: Italian (14.5%), Polish (9.8%), Irish (9.1%), German (6.5%), American (5.9%), Jamaican (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1815

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 3.01 square miles.

Population density: 3,048 people per square mile   (average).

Rensselaer, New York map

631 residents are foreign born (1.5% Asia, 0.8% Africa).

This city:

6.8%
New York:

22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,893 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,998 (2.3%)

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 ),
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 ),
Delmar, NY (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.65 N, Longitude: 73.73 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -674 (-7.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 471 (9.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Distribution of median household income in Rensselaer, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rensselaer, NY in 2019

Rensselaer satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $196,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Rensselaer, NY residents
Average permit cost in Rensselaer, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
New York:

8.1%
Historical population in Rensselaer, NY
Historical housing units in Rensselaer, NY
Most common industries in Rensselaer, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (17.6%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.5%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (21.8%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Rensselaer, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)

Average climate in Rensselaer, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rensselaer, New York average temperatures Rensselaer, New York average precipitation Rensselaer, New York humidity Rensselaer, New York wind speed Rensselaer, New York snowfall Rensselaer, New York sunshine Rensselaer, New York clear and cloudy days

Rensselaer, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.6. This is about average.

City:

67.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.215. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.215
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0698. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0698
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.89
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rensselaer-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 40% 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 significantly above New York state average. It is 68% 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 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from Rensselaer 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) earthquake occurred 127.3 miles away from the city 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 122.9 miles away from Rensselaer center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 168.7 miles away from Rensselaer center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.1 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rensselaer County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Chemical Waste: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rensselaer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rensselaer:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE, INC, THE (295 VALLEY VIEW BOULEVARD)
  • LIVING RESOURCES CORPORATION, INC (19 JEFFERSON AVE)
  • ROSEWOOD REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (284 TROY ROAD)

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: 4,085)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 5 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • Siena College (about 6 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,153)
  • SUNY at Albany (about 6 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 15,490)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 6 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 7 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • Excelsior College (about 8 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,723)

Public high schools in Rensselaer:

  • RENSSELAER JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 317, Location: 25 VAN RENSSELAER DR, Grades: 7-12)
  • TECH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY-EAST CAMP, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Rensselaer:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rensselaer:

Private elementary/middle school in Rensselaer:

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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

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Robert Van Rensselaer - Politician.

Rensselaer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

COUNTRY ACRES ESTATES, LLC (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Other (APR-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-08-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-01-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Non-Acute MRDL - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2008), St Public Notif issued (MAY-27-2008)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JUL-14-2006, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2006)
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
9 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
24 people in religious group quarters in 2000

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.

For population 15 years and over in Rensselaer:

Marital status in Rensselaer, NY
  • Never married: 47.1%
  • Now married: 32.1%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Rensselaer:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
New York average:

13.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rensselaer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rensselaer, NY (based on Rensselaer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic44,75621
Mainline Protestant12,86770
Evangelical Protestant3,42437
Black Protestant8823
Other84712
Orthodox7403
None95,913-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

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
Rensselaer 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:
Rensselaer County:

7.4%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.7%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rensselaer County:

15.4%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.5%
New York:

50.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.3%
New York:

48.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
New York:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
New York:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rensselaer:

9.3%
New York:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rensselaer:

6.9
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.4%
New York:

33.4%

General health condition:
Rensselaer:

59.7%
New York:

56.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Rensselaer:

80.1%
New York:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rensselaer, NY Residents

Rensselaer government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,922,000 ($645.73)
    Water Utilities: $2,349,000 ($256.13)
    General - Other: $1,842,000 ($200.85)
    Regular Highways: $884,000 ($96.39)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,850,000 ($528.84)
    Police Protection: $2,716,000 ($296.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,821,000 ($198.56)
    Regular Highways: $1,224,000 ($133.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,222,000 ($133.25)
    Central Staff Services: $863,000 ($94.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $581,000 ($63.35)
    Sewerage: $544,000 ($59.32)
    Financial Administration: $351,000 ($38.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $310,000 ($33.80)
    General Public Buildings: $274,000 ($29.88)
    Libraries: $129,000 ($14.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $128,000 ($13.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $103,000 ($11.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($3.38)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $273,000 ($29.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $386,000 ($42.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $276,000 ($30.09)
    Police Protection: $107,000 ($11.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000 ($5.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($2.62)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($1.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,218,000 ($678.01)

Rensselaer government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $734,000 ($80.03)
    Sewerage: $691,000 ($75.35)
    Other: $101,000 ($11.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,345,000 ($255.70)
    Other: $127,000 ($13.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,945,000 ($212.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $62,000 ($6.76)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($1.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($1.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,103,000 ($229.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,953,000 ($212.95)
    General Local Government Support: $1,179,000 ($128.56)
    Highways: $240,000 ($26.17)
  • Tax - Property: $5,881,000 ($641.26)
    Other: $954,000 ($104.02)
    Public Utilities Sales: $197,000 ($21.48)
    Other License: $113,000 ($12.32)

Rensselaer government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,169,000 ($563.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,686,000 ($510.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $483,000 ($52.67)

Rensselaer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,446,000 ($484.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,045,000 ($441.06)

6.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Albany County, NY  2.55% ($42,780 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.78% ($48,402)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.37% ($37,975)


6.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Albany County, NY  2.33% ($44,282 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.95% ($56,032)
to Schenectady County, NY  0.39% ($44,929)
Businesses in Rensselaer, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Nike1
AT&T2Panera Bread1
Applebee's1Payless1
Burger King1PetSmart1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts3Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Target1
Holiday Inn1UPS3
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Volkswagen1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1

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)
Rensselaer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Rensselaer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 617ft / 188mTotal length
  • $126,834,000Total costs
  • 305,719Total average daily traffic
  • 17,531Total average daily truck traffic
  • 228,805Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rensselaer, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 111960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rensselaer, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Jeff Littlejohn, 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664028 Lon: -73.677833), Type: 92.4, Overall height: 91.6 m, Registrant: Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Troylangham@clearchannel.Com, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 664-4581
  • Jeff Littlejohn, 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664028 Lon: -73.677833), Type: 92.4, Overall height: 91.6 m, Registrant: Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Troylangham@clearchannel.Com, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 664-4581
  • Leslie N Lindeman, 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664028 Lon: -73.677833), Type: 92.4, Structure height: 36083 m, Overall height: 91.6 m, Registrant: Vertical Bridge Towers, LLC, Fcc-Faa@verticalbridge.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 221-0987
  • Leslie N Lindeman, 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664028 Lon: -73.677833), Type: 92.4, Structure height: 36083 m, Overall height: 91.6 m, Registrant: Vertical Bridge Towers, LLC, Fcc-Faa@verticalbridge.Com, Suite 200, Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 221-0987
  • Leslie N Lindeman, 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664028 Lon: -73.677833), Type: 92.4, Structure height: 36083 m, Overall height: 91.6 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: Vertical Bridge Towers, LLC, Fcc-Faa@verticalbridge.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 406-4015
  • Dawn L Keniley, 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664028 Lon: -73.677833), Type: 92.4, Structure height: 36083 m, Overall height: 91.6 m, Registrant: Vertical Bridge Cc Fm, LLC, Fcc-Faa@verticalbridge.Com, Suite 200, Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 406-4015
  • 226 Lape Rd (Lat: 42.664167 Lon: -73.677778), Type: 92.3, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Renss-elaer, Phone: (518) 283-1123

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • RIDGE ROAD, 246 Ridge Rd (Lat: 42.602139 Lon: -73.734056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQWW508,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 12/09/2015, Expiration Date: 12/09/2025, Certifier: Mark J Balistreri, Registrant: Rensselaer County Bureau Of Public Safety, 4000 Main Street, Troy, NY 12180, Phone: (518) 266-3320, Fax: (518) 270-4164, Email:
  • NY78 RIDGERD, 246 Ridge Road (Lat: 42.602139 Lon: -73.734056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WRAM490, Licensee ID: L02205791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz... (+37 more), Grant Date: 01/06/2018, Expiration Date: 01/06/2028, Certifier: Matt Guzzo, Registrant: Hudson Valley Wireless, 34 Russell Road, Albany, NY 12205, Phone: (518) 458-7006, Fax: (518) 458-7228, Email:

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: 156.450 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/2011, Expiration Date: 04/12/2021, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2021, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E# 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 75 Broadway (Lat: 42.639250 Lon: -73.748444), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WHX607,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.425 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • MORAN MARK H, 47 Patroon Pointe, Rensselaer, NY 12144
    Certificate: D002426 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 07/11/2007, Expiration Date: 07/10/2008

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11599, N11599, N-11599, Serial Number: 15075555, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 03/16/1993
    Registrant (Corporation): Castle Aero Inc, C/O Robert Cook / 105 Aiken Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2851R, N2851R, N-2851R, Serial Number: 18258451, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 08/21/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Linda M Cioffi, Po Box 9, Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Aircraft: STINSON 10A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC199D&E SER (90 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32203, N32203, N-32203, Serial Number: 7852, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 04/02/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Robert G Cook, 105 Aiken Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Aircraft: GAVITT STEPHEN M RV-9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320-D1A (160 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 456SG, N456SG, N-456SG, Serial Number: 91307, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 02/19/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 10/29/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen M Gavitt, 23 Van Dyke Dr S, Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 7283D, N7283D, N-7283D, Serial Number: P76DCF28050695, Certificate Issue Date: 05/12/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Castle Photography Inc, 48 Rose Ln, Rensselaer, NY 12144
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/06/2019
  • Aircraft: ZARZYCKI FRANK JR BENSEN (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 54FZ, N54FZ, N-54FZ, Serial Number: 001FZ, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 09/03/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 10/24/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Frank Jr Zarzycki, 1009 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144

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 in Rensselaer, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rensselaer, NY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 75. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 146 took place in 2015, and the least - 1 in 2010. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rensselaer, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (64.4%), and Outside Fires (25.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rensselaer, NY
    • 81664.4%Structure Fires
    • 32425.6%Outside Fires
    • 1118.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 171.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rensselaer, NY

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

  • Econo Lodge, 110 Columbia Tpke, Rensselaer, New York 12144 , Phone: (518) 472-1360, Fax: (518) 427-2924
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany Skyline, 8 Empire Dr, Rensselaer, New York 12144 , Phone: (518) 286-1011, Fax: (518) 286-3952
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rensselaer, New York
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rensselaer, NY
  • 80.0%Utility gas
  • 12.2%Electricity
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 1.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rensselaer, NY
  • 68.3%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Rensselaer compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Rensselaer on our top lists:

  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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