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Rensselaer County, New York

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Population:

  • Total Population: 152,538
  • Males: 74,606
  • Females: 77,932

Ethnicity:

  • White: 138,002
  • Black/African American: 7,026
  • Hispanic: 2,802
  • Native American/Eskimo: 183
  • Asian: 2,412
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 22
  • Other: 148
  • 2 or more: 1,943

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (133,070)
  2. Spanish (2,820)
  3. French (1,130)
  4. Italian (1,085)
  5. Chinese (790)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 5,709

  1. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (595)
  2. Poland (365)
  3. Italy (356)
  4. Germany (347)
  5. Canada (330)
  6. Korea (321)
  7. India (317)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (50,937)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (6,612)
  3. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (2,705)
  4. Reformed Church in America (2,261)
  5. Episcopal Church (1,582)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 44,658
    • Sensory: 3,896
    • Physical: 11,222
    • Mental: 6,469
    • Self-care: 3,341
    • Go outside home: 8,127
    • Employment: 10,910

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 768

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 59,894
    • Utility gas: 25,701
    • Bottled or LP gas: 2,385
    • Electricity: 7,355
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 22,000
    • Coal or Coke: 66
    • Wood: 2,009
    • Solar Energy: 11
    • Other fuel: 173
    • No fuel used: 194

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 115,659
    • No vehicle: 12,591
    • 1 or more vehicle: 103,068

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 534
    • No High School: 4,425
    • Some High School: 10,173
    • High School: 32,545
    • Some College: 18,265
    • Associate's Degree: 10,498
    • College Degree: 13,223
    • Master's Degree: 7,556
    • Professional Degree: 1,768
    • Doctoral Degree: 1,246

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 59,894
    • Owners with phone: 38,682
    • Owners without phone: 174
    • Renters with phone: 20,438
    • Renters without phone: 600

    10 closest counties:

    1. Albany County, New York
    2. Schenectady County, New York
    3. Saratoga County, New York
    4. Columbia County, New York
    5. Berkshire County, Massachusetts
    6. Greene County, New York
    7. Bennington County, Vermont
    8. Washington County, New York
    9. Warren County, New York
    10. Montgomery County, New York

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    12018, 12022, 12024, 12028, 12033, 12040, 12052, 12057, 12061, 12063, 12082, 12089, 12090, 12094, 12121, 12123, 12133, 12138, 12140, 12144, 12153, 12154, 12156, 12168, 12169, 12179, 12180, 12181, 12182, 12185, 12196, 12198

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WRPI (91.5 FM) TROY, NY
    • WNGN (91.9 FM) BUSKIRK, NY
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