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Rensselaer County
  • County in New York

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Housing
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  5. Diversity
    grade B
  6. Jobs
    grade B
  7. Weather
    grade C minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B

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Rensselaer County is located in New York with a population of 159,185. In Rensselaer County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Rensselaer County and residents tend to have moderate political views.

About

Population
159,185

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$973
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    214.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    33.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    118.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    437
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,784.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade unavailable
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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