Rensselaer, NY (City Center)




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About Rensselaer, NY (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Rensselaer is $132,527, which is less expensive than 80.2% of New York neighborhoods and 80.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Rensselaer City Center is currently $877, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 83.0% of New York neighborhoods.

Rensselaer City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Rensselaer, New York.

Real estate in the City Center of Rensselaer, NY is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.8% in Rensselaer City Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 57.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Rensselaer City Center neighborhood has more Irish and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 6.7% have Dutch ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

Astoundingly, the City Center neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Rensselaer neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Rensselaer City Center neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 38.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.0% of America's neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Rensselaer are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 48.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Rensselaer City Center neighborhood, 30.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.9%), and 22.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the City Center neighborhood in Rensselaer, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (31.8%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (16.2%), and residents who report German roots (14.2%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (6.7%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Rensselaer City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.0% of households.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Rensselaer City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (8.9%) and 7.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Rensselaer 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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RENSSELAER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Rensselaer Junior/Senior High School
25 Van Rensselaer Dr
Rensselaer, NY, 12144
07-12
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
25 Van Rensselaer Dr
Rensselaer, NY, 12144
PK-06

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