Albany Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Albany?

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There are 96,860 residents in Albany, with a median age of 30.7. Of this, 46.56% are males and 53.44% are females. US-born citizens make up 83.01% of the resident pool in Albany, while non-US-born citizens account for 9.32%. Additionally, 7.66% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 73,946 people in Albany currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 96,860 -0.6%
Male Population 45,096 -1.3%
Female Population 51,764 0.0%
Male population 46.56%
Female population 53.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 30.7 -0.7%
Citizen US Born 80,407 -2.1%
Citizen not US Born 9,032 5.5%
Not Citizen 7,421 8.8%
Citizen US Born 83.01%
Citizen not US Born 9.32%
Not Citizen 7.66%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,058 5.8%
Moved from Same County 11,641 1.5%
Moved from Same State 7,711 0.4%
Moved from Different State 1,588 5.3%
Same House as Last Year 73,946 -1.3%
Moved from Abroad 1.1%
Moved from Same County 12.13%
Moved from Same State 8.04%
Moved from Different State 1.66%
Same House as Last Year 77.07%

What are the employment statistics in Albany?

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White-collar workers make up 89.46% of the working population in Albany, while blue-collar employees account for 10.54%. There are also 2,941 entrepreneurs in Albany (5.95% of the workforce); 26,225 workers employed in private companies (53.06%); and 12,329 people working in governmental institutions (24.95%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 44,212 0.0%
Blue Collar 5,211 -3.7%
White Collar 89.46%
Blue Collar 10.54%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,941 8.3%
Private Companies 26,225 -2.0%
Governmental Workers 12,329 2.4%
Not for Profit Companies 7,928 -2.0%
Self Employees 5.95%
Private Companies 53.06%
Governmental Workers 24.95%
Not for Profit Companies 16.04%

How many households are there in Albany?

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There are a total of 41,614 households in Albany, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 42.56% of these Albany households, while non-family units account for the remaining 57.44%. Additionally, 22.58% of households have children and 77.42% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 41,614 0.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.4%
Family Households 17,712 4.3%
Non-family Households 23,902 -1.5%
Family Households 42.56%
Non-family Households 57.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 9,398 3.3%
Households without Children 32,216 0.2%
Households with Children 22.58%
Households without Children 77.42%

What are the median and average incomes in Albany?

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The average annual household income in Albany is $67,576, while the median household income sits at $48,512 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $51,631, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $54,912. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $28,119 and $45,749, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $67,576 1.5%
Median Household Income $48,512 5.9%
People below Poverty Level 19,864 -0.7%
People above Poverty Level 66,966 -0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Albany?

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There are 48,665 housing units in Albany, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1944. Of the 41,614 occupied housing units in Albany, 36.74% are owner-occupied, while 63.26% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.5% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $188,800. In general, housing costs reach $1,051 per month in Albany.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 48,665 -0.3%
Median Year Built 1944 0.2%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 22,763 -6.3%
Built between 1940 and 1949 3,731 -1.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 5,982 13.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 4,633 7.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 4,466 -7.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,238 13.2%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,673 -1.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 738 -22.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 1,441 77.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 41,614 0.9%
Owner Occupied 15,289 -1.2%
Renter Occupied 26,325 2.1%
Owner Occupied 36.74%
Renter Occupied 63.26%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 9,708 -3.4%
Without Mortgage 5,581 3.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $188,800 2.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $183,200 9.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,051 2.2%
With Mortgage 63.5%
Without Mortgage 36.5%

What is the level of education in Albany?

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Approximately 29.83% of the population in Albany holds a high school degree (that's 23,961 residents), while 21.34% have attained a college certificate (14,689 locals) and 21.23% have a bachelor's degree (17,054 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,475 -8.1%
Some High School 23,961 -5.0%
Some College 14,689 -1.3%
Associate Degree 6,304 -8.7%
Bachelor's Degree 17,054 8.9%
Graduate Degree 13,395 9.0%
No High School 3.08%
Some High School 29.83%
Some College 21.34%
Associate Degree 7.85%
Bachelor's Degree 21.23%
Graduate Degree 16.67%

What is the marital status of Albany residents?

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A total of 46,201 people in Albany have never been married (which represents 55.69% of the total population), while 24,229 of them are wedded (29.2%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,553 (1.87%) and 7,967 (9.6%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 46,201 -1.3%
Married 24,229 2.7%
Separated 1,553 -11.1%
Widowed 4,570 7.7%
Divorced 7,967 -2.1%
Never Married 55.69%
Married 29.2%
Separated 1.87%
Widowed 5.51%
Divorced 9.6%

What are the most common means of transportation in Albany?

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The top three means of transportation people in Albany use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 32,886 residents commute by car, 6,457 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 4,961 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 32,886 -2.9%
Bus or TrolleyBus 6,457 -6.9%
Subway or Elevated 113 N/A
Bicycle 339 -43.3%
TaxiCab 463 11.0%
Walk 4,961 -4.0%

What is the median and average household income in Albany by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
12203 30,837 13,666 $64,932.00 $86,466.00
12204 7,497 3,421 $58,442.00 $78,455.00
12202 7,753 3,961 $33,542.00 $49,123.00
12222 6,151 0 $0.00 $0.00
12205 26,039 11,175 $75,595.00 $85,767.00
12206 15,537 6,315 $36,137.00 $49,280.00
12207 2,264 1,211 $23,698.00 $49,759.00
12208 20,517 9,668 $63,367.00 $79,318.00
12209 10,237 4,072 $60,549.00 $72,646.00
12210 11,057 5,545 $44,248.00 $60,955.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 12202 12203 12204 12205 12206 12207 12208 12209 12210 12222

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