Rensselaer County vs. Washington County

Rensselaer County (NY)Washington County (NY)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)159,44261,197
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)0.0%-3.2%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)159,43363,243
Population, Census, April 1, 2010159,42963,216
Persons under 5 years, percent5.3%4.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent19.6%18.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent17.0%19.5%
Female persons, percent50.6%48.2%
White alone, percent86.4%94.3%
Black or African American alone, percent7.9%3.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.3%0.3%
Asian alone, percent2.8%0.6%
Two or More Races, percent2.5%1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent5.2%2.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent82.8%92.3%
Veterans, 2014-20189,6944,508
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20184.9%2.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)73,26429,592
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201863.1%72.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$185,100$145,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,625$1,394
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$641$541
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$945$848
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201336.0%17.2%
Building permits, 201824290
Households, 2014-201864,56324,009
Persons per household, 2014-20182.382.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201885.0%85.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-20187.6%4.5%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201890.1%86.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201883.7%76.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201891.6%87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201830.1%20.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20189.8%10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent4.5%5.5%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201865.0%58.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201860.6%57.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)209,21438,023
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)732,25396,222
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,572,232498,799
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$9,837$7,926
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201824.326.6
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$65,851$54,114
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$34,280$27,156
Persons in poverty, percent11.1%11.4%
Total employer establishments, 20172,9831,069
Total employment, 201743,48110,622
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)2,096,029428,734
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017-0.2%3.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 20178,9553,751
All firms, 201211,0674,420
Men-owned firms, 20126,4442,393
Women-owned firms, 20123,6321,484
Minority-owned firms, 20121,020149
Nonminority-owned firms, 20129,6104,051
Veteran-owned firms, 20121,031442
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20129,5003,639
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%0.0%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200730.5%32.2%
Population per square mile, 2010244.476.1
Land area in square miles, 2010652.43831.18

Source: United States Census Bureau

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