Rensselaer County Planning Department

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Rensselaer County Planning Department Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for Rensselaer County Planning Department, a Building Department, at 7th Avenue, Troy NY.

Name
Rensselaer County Planning Department
Address
1600 7th Avenue, Ste 3
Troy, New York, 12180
Phone
518-270-2760

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About the Rensselaer County Planning Department

The Rensselaer County Planning Department, located in Troy, New York, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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Rensselaer County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Rensselaer County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Rensselaer County Residential Housing Units
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
Total Housing Units72,8528,287,087
Occupied Housing Units64,563 (88.6%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes38,026 (58.9%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,075 (3.2%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments7,961 (12.3%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,881 (7.6%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,886 (6.0%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments5,956 (9.2%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,778 (2.8%)152,863 (2.1%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
2014 or Later514 (0.8%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 20131,673 (2.6%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20095,181 (8.0%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199911,930 (18.5%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 197913,036 (20.2%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 195910,368 (10,368.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier21,861 (33.9%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
1 Room858 (1.3%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms43,068 (66.7%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms20,602 (31.9%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms22,348 (34.6%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms13,805 (21.4%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
No Bedroom901 (1.4%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom7,399 (11.5%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms43,068 (66.7%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms13,195 (20.4%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Rensselaer County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Rensselaer CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities64,369 (99.7%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities63,998 (99.1%)7,259,644 (99.2%)