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Demographics

Rensselaer County

Size: 665 square miles

Municipalities: 14 townships, 2 cities, 6 villages

Public School Districts: 17


Total Population

Rensselaer County: 155,541

Capital Region (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga & Schenectady): 850,000

Median Age

Rensselaer County: 37.9

National: 36.4

Median Household Income

Rensselaer County: $53,016

Educational Attainment

Rensselaer County Education completed population 25 years and over:

Associate degree 11.4 %

Bachelor's degree or higher 25.4 %

Residential Real Estate

Rensselaer County - Median Sales Price of Single Family Homes: $163,475
(Source: New York State Association of Realtors)

Mean Travel Time to Work

23 minutes

Industry Employment

Rensselaer County Only

Total Employed Civilian Population 16 Years & Over: 79,948

Industry

  • Educational, health and social services: 20,154 / 25.5%
  • Public administration: 8,262 / 10.4%
  • Retail trade: 9,319 / 11.7%
  • Manufacturing: 6,292 / 7.9%
  • Professional, scientific, mgmt, administrative, waste management: 7,260 / 9.2%
  • Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing: 5,289 / 6.7%
  • Construction: 5,291 / 6.7%
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, food, services: 5,995 / 7.6%
  • Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 3,341 / 4.2%
  • Other services (except public admin.): 3,084 / 3.9%
  • Information: 2,168 / 2.7%
  • Wholesale trade: 2,218 / 2.8%
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, and mining: 503 / 0.6%
    (Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey)

Climate:

Average Annual Rainfall: 38.6 inches

Average Annual Snowfall: 62.7 inches

Four Seasons Average Temperature:

  • January: High 31 / Low 13 / Average temp. 22
  • April: High 57 / Low 36 / Average temp. 46.5
  • July: High 82 / Low 60 / Average temp. 71
  • September: High 71 / Low 50 / Average temp. 60.5
    (Source: WNYT-NewsChannel 13)

Major Employers of Rensselaer County (2016)

 St. Peter's Health Partners

3,558

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1,822

Rensselaer County

1,406

Regeneron

1,325

Hudson Valley Community College

1,251

Dake Bros./Stewarts Ice Cream Co.

1,141

Community Care Physicians

1,037

Pitney Bowes/MapInfo

825

CDTA     

800

East Greenbush Central School District

794

Averill Park School District

675

Hannaford Brothers

631

Troy City School District

625

City of Troy

500

New York State Independent Systems Operator

500

Evergreen Commons

481

New York State

479

RGC BOCES / Questar III

475

Walmart

461

Sage Colleges

429

Community Hospice Inc.    

425

AMRI

354

The Arc of Rensselaer County

330

Lansingburgh Central School District

322

First Niagara Bank

310

YMCA

308

Amtrak  

300

Unity House of Troy

300

NYS Health

300

Garelick Farms     

260

Phoenix

251

Rifenburg Construction Inc.

250

 U.X. Marx

250

Pioneer Savings Bank

236

Computer Sciences Corp.  

225

Rensselaer City School District

214

Brittonkill School District

205

Berlin Central School District

200

Golub Corp./Price Chopper

200

Saint Gobain

200

Hoosick Falls School District

190

Schodack Central School District

190

Taconic

188

Hoosick Valley Central School District

186

Express Scripts    

175

Commission for Economic Opportunity

139

Polsinello Fuels

125

Rose & Kiernan Inc.

125

Hoosick Falls Health Center

120

GE Healthcare      

110