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Rensselaer County, New York

1600 7th Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 270-2900
Fax: (518) 270-2961

On central eastern border of NY, east of Albany; organized Feb 7, 1791 from Albany County. Name Origin: For Kiliaen Van Rensselaer (1595-1644), one of the early patrons of the Dutch New Netherlands territories and a founder of the Dutch West India Company. Much of the territory of the county had been granted him by patent in 1630

Area (sq mi):: 665.39 (land 653.96; water 11.43) Population per square mile: 237.40
Population 2005: 155,251 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 1.80%; 1990-2000 -1.20% Population 2000: 152,538 (White 90.20%; Black or African American 4.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 1.70%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $21,095; median household $42,905; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,337-$29,022
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 23.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 55.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Troy County seat (48,162)

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