Albany, NY

Census Place

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2020 Population
96,860
0.634% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
30.7
0.647% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
22.9%
0.0408% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$48,512
5.86% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$186,800
4.3% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
49,423
0.381% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Albany, NY had a population of 96.9k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $48,512. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Albany, NY declined from 97,478 to 96,860, a −0.634% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,825 to $48,512, a 5.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albany, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.5%), and White (Hispanic) (4.05%).

None of the households in Albany, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.3% of the residents in Albany, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany, NY are SUNY at Albany (5,189 degrees awarded in 2020), Excelsior College (5,022 degrees), and The College of Saint Rose (2,097 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Albany, NY was $186,800, and the homeownership rate was 36.7%.

Most people in Albany, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany, NY was 1 car per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Albany, NY is home to a population of 96.9k people, from which 92.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 13.2% of Albany, NY residents were born outside of the country (13k people).

In 2020, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.2k people) in Albany, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.69k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.3%
2020 Citizenship
93%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.3% of Albany, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Albany, NY was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albany, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48.2k ± 1.36k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.4k ± 1.27k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.69k ± 851
10.1%
Hispanic Population
9.82k people

In 2020, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.2k people) in Albany, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.69k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.1% of the people in Albany, NY are hispanic (9.82k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
13k people
12.7%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
12.5k people

As of 2018, 13.2% of Albany, NY residents (13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albany, NY was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    913 ± 186
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    577 ± 192
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    295 ± 122

Albany, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Albany, NY employs 49.4k people. The largest industries in Albany, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,767 people), Public Administration (6,375 people), and Educational Services (5,418 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,265), Public Administration ($53,390), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,758).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

49.4k
2020 Value
± 1,934
−0.381%
1 Year decline
± 5.23%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Albany, NY declined at a rate of −0.381%, from 49.6k employees to 49.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,444 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,888 people), and Management Occupations (4,455 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albany, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

49.4k
2020 Value
± 1,934
−0.381%
1 Year decline
± 5.23%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Albany, NY declined at a rate of −0.381%, from 49.6k employees to 49.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,767 people), Public Administration (6,375 people), and Educational Services (5,418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albany, NY, though some of these residents may live in Albany, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,118
Median earning men ± $3,086
$29,758
Median earning women ± $2,094

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($60,317), Wholesale Trade ($53,681), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,797).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($68,139), Public Administration ($49,547), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,172).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New York over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Albany, NY awarded 13,345 degrees. The student population of Albany, NY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 21,774 male students and 25,796 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany, NY are White (7,695 and 60%), followed by Black or African American (1,865 and 14.5%), Hispanic or Latino (1,474 and 11.5%), and Asian (728 and 5.67%).

The largest universities in Albany, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY at Albany (5,189 and 38.9%), Excelsior College (5,022 and 37.6%), and The College of Saint Rose (2,097 and 15.7%).

The most popular majors in Albany, NY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,670 and 12.5%), Registered Nursing (1,365 and 10.2%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (1,303 and 9.76%).

The median tuition costs in Albany, NY are $33,152 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $24,660 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2020 in Albany, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 62.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 47,570 (45.8% men and 54.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 47,570 students enrolled in Albany, NY, 45.8% men and 54.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25,825 records, of which 53.4% were women and 46.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 415 degree-majors awarded
  2. 1,459 degree-majors awarded
  3. 575 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Albany, NY was General Psychology with 415 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Albany, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,189 degrees awarded
  2. 5,022 degrees awarded
  3. 2,097 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY at Albany with 5,189 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 5,516 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany, NY, which is 0.705 times less than the 7,829 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,695 degrees mean that there were 4.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,865 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,152) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,090) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Albany, NY was $186,800 in 2020, which is 0.813 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $179,100 to $186,800, a 4.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Albany, NY is 36.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Albany, NY have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albany, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Albany, NY is $48,512. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Albany, NY was Census Tract 19.02 with a value of $89,000, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $77,193 and $76,500.

Property

$186,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,045
$15,289
Median Property Taxes
±$992

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albany, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Albany, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

36.7%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 36.7% of the housing units in Albany, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 37.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Albany, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 19.02
  2. Census Tract 4.03
  3. Census Tract 4.01

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany, NY was Census Tract 19.02 with a value of $89,000, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 4.01, with respective values of $77,193 and $76,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Albany, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$48,512
Median Household Income
± $2,431
41.6k
Number of Households
± 1,752

In 2020, the median household income of the 41.6k households in Albany, NY grew to $48,512 from the previous year's value of $45,825.

The following chart displays the households in Albany, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albany, NY is from New York.
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (57.8%)
  2. Public Transit (13.6%)
  3. Carpooled (10.5%)

In 2020, 57.8% of workers in Albany, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (13.6%) and those who carpooled to work (10.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany, NY have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.716% of the workforce in Albany, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Albany, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albany, NY have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany, NY (20.1k out of 87.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albany, NY is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.5% of the population of Albany, NY has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 25.4% on Medicaid, 9.22% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.882% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Albany County, NY see 1027 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.11% increase from the previous year (996 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1080 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 266 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,027 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Albany County, NY

Primary care physicians in Albany County, NY see an average of 1,027 patients per year. This represents a 3.11% increase from the previous year (996 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Albany County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New York across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 36.4% between 18 and 34 years, 31.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.52%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
25.4%
Medicaid
9.22%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
0.882%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany, NY declined by 7.38% from 4.88% to 4.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Albany, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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