Rensselaer County

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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    Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, Rensselaer County. The 37,000-square-foot facility has doubled the total enrollment capacity in the college's Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree program to 288 students, and will help meet the demand for skilled labor at Capital Region manufacturers.
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    "I proposed to NYSOWA's board of directors that the organization sponsor a hunt for the two with Easton View Outfitters in Valley Falls, Rensselaer County."
    Great Grandma Baker regales her audience as she tells the children how her family undertook a journey from Rensselaer County to Orleans County on the Erie Canal.
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    The Rensselaer County Village of Hoosick Falls, already dealing with a State Superfund site contaminated with the chemical PFOA, may soon add other locations to the list.
    The authority was established in 1989 to consolidate solid waste disposal for several eastern Rensselaer County municipalities.
    The Appellate Division decision overturned at 2013 order from state Supreme Court in Rensselaer County that granted Nassau's motion for a summary judgment dismissing the company's complaint.
    The small herd escaped from GEM Farms -- where bison are raised for meat -- in Rensselaer County on Thursday afternoon and crossed the Hudson River.
    Rensselaer County prohibited level two and level three sex offenders from residing within 2,000 feet of a school or childcare facility.
    The core of their domain at this period was three villages in present Rensselaer County, New York.
    Most of the opposition so far has focused on the Capital View Casino proposed for East Greenbush in Rensselaer County. Dozens of residents held protest signs and told the board that a casino would lead to increased traffic, crime and other negative impacts.