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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Rensselaer County is located in New York with a population of 159,800. Living in Rensselaer County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Rensselaer County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Rensselaer County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rensselaer County are above average.
Population
159,800

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$908
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    214.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    118.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    437
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,784.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Rensselaer County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,166
National
$55,322

Rensselaer County Reviews

1 review
I have enjoyed my time in Troy, NY. I believe it has been a good starter location for me. Troy is perfectly located between Saratoga and Albany, providing lots of entertainment options. It is also close to my job and future school. With that being said, I'm not in love with downtown Troy and the overall experience of living in Troy. At times I feel like it could be kept up better.
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