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DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics:  2000
Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data
Geographic Area: Rensselaer County, New York

Subject

Number

Percent

     

Total population

152,538

100.0

SEX AND AGE

   
Male 74,691 49.0
Female 77,847 51.0
     
Under 5 years 9,272 6.1
5 to 9 years 10,360 6.8
10 to 14 years 11,020 7.2
15 to 19 years 11,611 7.6
20 to 24 years 10,157 6.7
25 to 34 years 19,709 12.9
35 to 44 years 24,707 16.2
45 to 54 years 21,656 14.2
55 to 59 years 7,525 4.9
60 to 64 years 5,839 3.8
65 to 74 years 10,585 6.9
75 to 84 years 7,480 4.9
85 years and over 2,617 1.7
     
Median age (years) 36.7 (X)
     
18 years and over 115,566 75.8

Male

55,892 36.6

Female

59,674 39.1
21 years and over 107,762 70.6
62 years and over 24,065 15.8
65 years and over 20,682 13.6

Male

8,408 5.5

Female

12,274 8.0
     

RACE

   
One race 150,493 98.7

White

139,002 91.1

Black or African American

7,147 4.7

American Indian and Alaska Native

347 0.2

Asian

2,606 1.7

Asian Indian

633 0.4

Chinese

941 0.6

Filipino

146 0.1

Japanese

115 0.1

Korean

413 0.3

Vietnamese

74 0.0

Other Asian 1

284 0.2

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

31 0.0

Native Hawaiian

10 0.0

Guamanian or Chamorro

5 0.0

Samoan

1 0.0

Other Pacific Islander 2

15 0.0

Some other race

1,360 0.9
Two or more races 2,045 1.3
     

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races 3

   
White 140,780 92.3
Black or African American 8,059 5.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 902 0.6
Asian 2,951 1.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 89 0.1
Some other race 1,974 1.3
     

HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE

   

Total population

152,538

100.0

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 3,225 2.1

Mexican

335 0.2

Puerto Rican

1,915 1.3

Cuban

87 0.1

Other Hispanic or Latino

888 0.6
Not Hispanic or Latino 149,313 97.9

White alone

137,562 90.2
     

RELATIONSHIP

   

Total population

152,538

100.0

In households 147,346 96.6

Householder

59,894 39.3

Spouse

29,246 19.2

Child

44,404 29.1

Own child under 18 years

34,154 22.4

Other relatives

5,259 3.4

Under 18 years

1,858 1.2

Nonrelatives

8,543 5.6

Unmarried partner

4,080 2.7
In group quarters 5,192 3.4

Institutionalized population

1,827 1.2

Noninstitutionalized population

3,365 2.2
     

HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE

   

Total households

59,894

100.0

Family households (families) 39,028 65.2

With own children under 18 years

18,753 31.3

Married-couple family

29,246 48.8

With own children under 18 years

12,892 21.5

Female householder, no husband present

7,161 12.0

With own children under 18 years

4,400 7.3
Nonfamily households 20,866 34.8

Householder living alone

16,739 27.9

Householder 65 years and over

6,199 10.3
     
Households with individuals under 18 years 20,141 33.6
Households with individuals 65 years and over 14,527 24.3
     
Average household size 2.46 (X)
Average family size 3.02 (X)
     

HOUSING OCCUPANCY

   

Total housing units

66,120

100.0

Occupied housing units 59,894 90.6
Vacant housing units 6,226 9.4

For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

1,345 2.0
     
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 1.8 (X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 7.9 (X)
     

HOUSING TENURE

   

Occupied housing units

59,894

100.0

Owner-occupied housing units 38,872 64.9
Renter-occupied housing units 21,022 35.1
     
Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.63 (X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.14 (X)
(X) Not applicable
1 Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories.
2 Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.
3 In combination with one or more other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 1, Matrices P1, P3, P4, P8, P9, P12, P13, P17, P18, P19, P20, P23, P27, P28, P33, PCT5, PCT8, PCT11, PCT15, H1, H3, H4, H5, H11, and H12.

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