In 2017, Rensselaer County, NY had a population of 160k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $63,166. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rensselaer County, NY declined from 159,959 to 159,800, a -0.0994% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,754 to $63,166, a 2.29% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rensselaer County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.89%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%), White (Hispanic) (2.63%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.47%). N/A% of the people in Rensselaer County, NY speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rensselaer County, NY are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2,002 degrees awarded in 2017), Hudson Valley Community College (1,846 degrees), and The Sage Colleges (883 degrees).
The median property value in Rensselaer County, NY is $183,400, and the homeownership rate is 63.4%. Most people in Rensselaer County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Rensselaer County, NY is 2 cars per household.