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Rensselaer is a city in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area.

The latitude of Rensselaer is 42.642N. The longitude is -73.743W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,743.


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Median household income
Local
$34,730
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rensselaer demographic reports
Rensselaer is on the Hudson River
Former and merged names include:
· Bath-on-the-Hudson
· East Albany
· Greenbush
Local tradition has it that "Yankee Doodle" was written here, by a British doctor who watched the drills of local militia
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Historic routes: Hudson River Road (US9)
Historic sites and museums: Crailo State Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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15% of Rensselaer residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rensselaer ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rensselaer was $19,674, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Rensselaer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rensselaer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $898.


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Libraries in Rensselaer include Rensselaer City Library ... View libraries

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Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rensselaer political report.

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The average commute time for Rensselaer workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Rensselaer include Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn.

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Rensselaer, NY

Pros: It's very close to Albany, and it costs less to live in...

Cons: Industrial area with alot of industrial pollutants...

This is a good place to Live close to Albany without paying Albany rental rates...

General info: Can be a little sketchy in parts, especially over by the Riverfront Park

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