Rensselaer County vs. Albany County

Rensselaer County (NY)Albany County (NY)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)159,442307,117
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)0.0%1.0%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)159,433304,208
Population, Census, April 1, 2010159,429304,204
Persons under 5 years, percent5.3%5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent19.6%18.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent17.0%17.0%
Female persons, percent50.6%51.6%
White alone, percent86.4%75.9%
Black or African American alone, percent7.9%14.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.3%0.3%
Asian alone, percent2.8%6.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent2.5%2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent5.2%6.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent82.8%71.8%
Veterans, 2014-20189,69415,251
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20184.9%10.4%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)73,264142,305
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201863.1%56.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$185,100$218,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,625$1,713
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$641$637
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$945$993
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201336.0%43.0%
Building permits, 2018242679
Households, 2014-201864,563126,008
Persons per household, 2014-20182.382.30
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201885.0%84.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-20187.6%13.0%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201890.1%88.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201883.7%82.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201891.6%92.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201830.1%41.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20189.8%7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent4.5%4.4%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201865.0%65.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201860.6%62.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)209,214866,586
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)732,2533,522,456
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)2,270,2434,329,619
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,572,2325,762,775
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$9,837$18,866
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201824.320.5
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$65,851$64,535
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$34,280$36,454
Persons in poverty, percent11.1%11.3%
Total employer establishments, 20172,9839,533
Total employment, 201743,481178,772
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)2,096,0298,952,454
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017-0.2%-1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 20178,95518,598
All firms, 201211,06723,912
Men-owned firms, 20126,44414,508
Women-owned firms, 20123,6327,125
Minority-owned firms, 20121,0203,223
Nonminority-owned firms, 20129,61019,297
Veteran-owned firms, 20121,0312,019
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20129,50020,224
Black-owned firms, percent, 20072.7%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20072.8%0.0%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20071.6%2.2%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200730.5%29.9%
Population per square mile, 2010244.4581.9
Land area in square miles, 2010652.43522.80

Source: United States Census Bureau

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