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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Rensselaer is a suburb of Albany with a population of 9,375. Rensselaer is in Rensselaer County. Living in Rensselaer offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Rensselaer there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rensselaer and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Rensselaer...
Population
9,375

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$916
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Rensselaer Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    96.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    375.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    825.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Rensselaer

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,773
National
$55,322
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Rensselaer Reviews

3 reviews
It is very boring and there's nothing to do. I live in classic suburbia and I hate it., but it's not that bad of a place to live in comparison with others because it's safe and I got to an excellent public high school. Everything is relatively close, but most of the places there are to go or things there are to do are in a strip mall setting, which doesn't seem very friendly.
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I love my neighborhood. Everyone is friendly and helpful. It is so quiet and perfect for my law student lifestyle.
Quiet, but not the best....