Rensselaer, NY has a population of 9,435 people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $47,556. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Rensselaer, NY declined from 9,502 to 9,435, a 0.71% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,114 to $47,556, a 0.94% increase.
The population of Rensselaer, NY is 76.2% White, 6.48% Asian, and 6.27% Black. 4.88% of the people in Rensselaer, NY speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rensselaer, NY are Hudson Valley Community College, with 2,032 graduates, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with 1,715 graduates, and The Sage Colleges, with 788 graduates.
The median property value in Rensselaer, NY is $129,800, and the homeownership rate is 40.5%. Most people in Rensselaer, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Rensselaer, NY is 2 cars per household.
Rensselaer, NY is a census place located in Rensselaer County, NY. It borders Albany, NY.