Rensselaer Rensselaer County, New York

Rensselaer: City in Indiana

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Location of Rensselaer on New York map.


Rensselaer is a city located in the county of Rensselaer in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,392 and a population density of 546 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 9,171 inhabitants.

The city was created 182 years ago in 1839.


Rensselaer is located at 42°38'33"N 73°44'34"W (42.6425800, -73.7429000).

Jasper County Courthouse Rensselaer Indiana image
Jasper County Courthouse Rensselaer Indiana


Rensselaer forecast: A chance of rain showers before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible. more

Jasper County Courthouse Rensselaer Indiana image

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Rensselaer Quick Facts

Population : 9,171 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Rensselaer County
Postal code : 47978
Phone Area Codes : 219
Area : 17.19 km2
Altitude : 659 feet / 201 meters
Capital city : Rensselaer is capital of Jasper County
Establishment : June 06, 1839 (182 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 02:27:41 (19th June 2021)
Density : 533 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -2.41% (2010-2019)
Weather : 87℉ Chance Rain Showers then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather


According to census records, the population of Rensselaer decreased by 2.41% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,392 - census
2011 9,511 1.25% estimation process
2012 9,529 0.19% estimation process
2013 9,475 -0.57% estimation process
2014 9,423 -0.55% estimation process
2015 9,315 -1.16% estimation process
2016 9,289 -0.28% estimation process
2017 9,221 -0.74% estimation process
2018 9,230 0.1% estimation process
2019 9,171 -0.64% estimation process

Rensselaer zip code is 12144. County name: Rensselaer, County fips: 36083

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People born in Rensselaer (9)

People born in Rensselaer, including politician Steve Buyer, politician George W. Faris, football player, announcer Tom Harmon, you can see a list of people who born in Rensselaer.


College & universities near Rensselaer

Code Name City ZIP
448974 Branford Hall Career Institute-Albany Campus Albany (NY) 12210

Stations (20)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rensselaer

Code Name Address Type
ALB Albany–Rensselaer 525 East St. RAIL
SDY Schenectady 332 Erie Blvd. RAIL
HUD Hudson 69 South Front St. RAIL
PIT Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center 1 Columbus Avenue RAIL
SRK Saratoga Springs, NY 267 Union Avenue BUS

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Rensselaer County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Rensselaer County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Troy 49,154 County seat of Rensselaer County, New York, United States
East Greenbush 16,221 Town in New York state
Stony Point 15,313 Town in Rockland County, New York, United States
Brunswick 13,046 Town in New York
Sand Lake 8,425 Town in Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Hoosick 6,728 Town in New York, United States
Pittstown 5,563 Town in New York
Poestenkill 4,499 Town in New York, USA
Hoosick Falls 3,347 Town
Stephentown 2,868 City in Rensselaer County, New York, United States of America
Grafton 2,156 Town in New York, United States
Berlin 1,803 Town in New York
Castleton-on-Hudson 1,462 City in Rensselaer County, New York, United States of America
Nassau 1,098 Town in Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Schaghticoke 576 Village in New York, USA
East Nassau 569 Village in the Town of Nassau, New York, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Rensselaer distances to largest New York cities

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