In 2020, Rensselaer County, NY had a population of 159k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $72,510. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rensselaer County, NY declined from 159,185 to 159,013, a −0.108% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,991 to $72,510, a 5.1% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rensselaer County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.77%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), and White (Hispanic) (2.49%).
None of the households in Rensselaer County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.3% of the residents in Rensselaer County, NY are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rensselaer County, NY are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2,093 degrees awarded in 2020), Hudson Valley Community College (1,746 degrees), and Russell Sage College (758 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Rensselaer County, NY was $197,100, and the homeownership rate was 62.9%.
Most people in Rensselaer County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rensselaer County, NY was 2 cars per household.
Rensselaer County, NY borders Berkshire County, MA, Albany County, NY, Columbia County, NY, Greene County, NY, Saratoga County, NY, Washington County, NY, and Bennington County, VT.