Rensselaerville is a town located in Albany County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,915.
The Town of Rensselaerville is on the south border of the county. The official hamlets are Cooksburg, Medusa, Potter Hollow, Preston Hollow, and Rennselaerville.
The south town line is the border of Greene County, New York.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 160.2 km˛ (61.9 mi˛). 159.2 km˛ (61.5 mi˛) of it is land and 1.0 km˛ (0.4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.63% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,915 people, 779 households, and 527 families residing in the town. The population density is 12.0/km˛ (31.2/mi˛). There are 1,187 housing units at an average density of 7.5/km˛ (19.3/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 95.98% White, 1.98% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 779 households out of which 29.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% are married couples living together, 7.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% are non-families. 25.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the town the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $42,391, and the median income for a family is $51,607. Males have a median income of $34,563 versus $30,298 for females. The per capita income for the town is $20,921. 5.3% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.2% of those under the age of 18 and 3.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in Rensselaerville
- Potter Hollow
- Preston Hollow
- Rennselaerville -- The hamlet of Rensselaerville.
- Smith Corner -- A hamlet on the east town line.