Rensselaer is located in east New York. Rensselaer is part of Rensselaer County. Rensselaer has 3.17 square miles of land area and 0.33 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Rensselaer population is 9,476, which has grown 22.10% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 3.26% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Rensselaer median household income is $48,314 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 39.11% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 35.25% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Rensselaer median house value is $147,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 76.34% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 90.79% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Rensselaer is close to the state average in quality. The Rensselaer area code is 518.