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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Rensselaer is 9,287. Rensselaer, New York is the 3,299th largest city in the US.
Rensselaer is located entirely in Rensselaer County.
The peak population of Rensselaer was in 2010, when its population was 9,392. In 2010, Rensselaer was the 3,095th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3,299th largest city in the US. Rensselaer is currently 1.1% smaller than it was in 2010.
Rensselaer has grown 17.8% since the 2000. Rensselaer, New York is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Rensselaer has a population density of 2,961.8 people per square mile.
|3294||Laurens, South Carolina||9,319||-3.9%|
|3299||Rensselaer, New York||9,287||17.8%|
|3301||Live Oak, California||9,285||48.9%|
|3302||Washington Terrace, Utah||9,276||8.6%|
The total voting age population of Rensselaer, New York, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 7,387. The voting age population is 49.4% male and 50.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.1% of the residents of Rensselaer are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Rensselaer are 80.1% White, 7.2% Two or more races, 6.7% Asian, 5.5% Black, 0.3% American Indian and 0.3% Other. Additionally, 6.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Rensselaer, 13.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 30.6%. On a per-household basis, 11.4% of families are below the poverty line in Rensselaer.
Among those aged 16 and older, 70.1% of Rensselaer residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.3% of Rensselaer residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 31.0% have a bachelor's degree and 11.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Rensselaer residents aged 5 and older, 8.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 5.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Rensselaer is 6.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Rensselaer, 26.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Rensselaer is $55,912.
In Rensselaer, 42.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 57.6% of housing units in Rensselaer.
Of all the housing units in Rensselaer, 41.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Rensselaer, 17.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 860 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Rensselaer is $965.
In Rensselaer, 82.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.