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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    The declaration covers Rensselaer County and the adjacent counties of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, and Washington in New York; Berkshire in Massachusetts and Bennington in Vermont .
    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.
    Most of the opposition so far has focused on the Capital View Casino proposed for East Greenbush in Rensselaer County.
    She serves on the advisory board to PHH Mortgage and has been a member of the Rensselaer County Housing Resources board for more than ten years, serving in various leadership positions.
    Under the auspices of the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality and the Health Resources and Services Administration, the local initiative will focus on preventing obesity among underserved children who receive care from a large pediatric practice in New York's Rensselaer County.
    None are in high-priced housing markets--in fact, the highest median home price among the 10 was $187,500 for Rensselaer County, New York.
    Director, Rensselaer County Bureau of Economic Development and Planning).
    The New York State transaction included nine properties located in Saratoga County, two in Rensselaer County and one in Albany County.
    The Rensselaer County Historical Society's Fall 2004 symposium is entitled "Upstate New York Goes to War: War and the Home Front, 1775-2004.
    The drivers commute each weekday morning to a location within a specified suburban test bed area in Rensselaer County, NY.
    The shooting happened in a hallway at Columbia High School in Rensselaer County, about 10 miles east of Albany.