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The county was named for the family of Killiaen Van Rensselaer, Ditch patroon

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Rensselaer County is one of 62 counties in New York.

The county is in the Albany metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 154,077. This was an increase of  1.01% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$42,905
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rensselaer County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Rensselaer County was $28,978. This was an increase of 25.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 94% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Troy

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15% of Rensselaer County residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rensselaer County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Rensselaer County include Bethel Cemetery, Blooming Grove Cemetery, Bonesteel Cemetery, Brookins Cemetery, Brookside Cemetery, Cemetery - Name Unknown, Center Berlin Cemetery, Clarks Chapel Cemetery, Eagle Mills Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Rensselaer County include Albia, Averill Park, Berlin, Boyntonville, Brainard, Brookview, Brunswick, Buskirk, Castleton-on-Hudson, Center Berlin ... View communities

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Colleges in Rensselaer County include Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sage Colleges, Sage Colleges - Troy Campus ... View colleges

School districts in Rensselaer County include Averill Park Central Schools District, Berlin Central Schools District, Brunswick Central Schools District (Brittonkill), East Greenbush Central Schools District, Hoosic Valley Central Schools District, Hoosick Falls Central Schools District, Lansingburgh Central Schools District, North Greenbush Countymmon Schools District (Williams), Rensselaer City Schools District, Schodack Central Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Rensselaer County include Arvilla E. Diver Memorial Library, Berlin Free Town Library, Brunswick Community Library, Castleton Public Library, Cheney Library, East Greenbush Community Library, Grafton Community Library, Nassau Free Library, North Greenbush Public Library, Petersburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rensselaer County include Troy Record ... View newspapers

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

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Hotels in Rensselaer County include Best Value Inn East Greenbush, Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn

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