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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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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.
15% of Rensselaer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rensselaer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $898.
Libraries in Rensselaer include Rensselaer City Library ... View libraries
Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rensselaer political report.
The average commute time for Rensselaer workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Rensselaer, NYPros: It's very close to Albany, and it costs less to live in...
Cons: Industrial area with alot of industrial pollutants...
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