Albany, NY

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2022 Population
99,692
0.292% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32
1.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.3%
7.43% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,736
4.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$213,400
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
50,931
0.0432% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Albany, NY had a population of 99.7k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $54,736. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Albany, NY grew from 99,402 to 99,692, a 0.292% increase and its median household income grew from $52,583 to $54,736, a 4.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albany, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.49%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.06%).

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.

93% of the residents in Albany, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany, NY are SUNY at Albany (4,909 degrees awarded in 2022), Excelsior University (4,461 degrees), and The College of Saint Rose (2,059 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Albany, NY was $213,400, and the homeownership rate was 36.7%.

Most people in Albany, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany, NY was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Albany, NY is home to a population of 99.7k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.2% of Albany, NY residents were born outside of the country (14.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.5k people) in Albany, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.12k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93%
2022 Citizenship
92.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93% of Albany, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Albany, NY was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albany, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    50.5k ± 1.4k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.2k ± 1.18k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.12k ± 909
9.94%
Hispanic Population
9.91k people

In 2022, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.5k people) in Albany, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.12k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.94% of the people in Albany, NY are hispanic (9.91k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Albany, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.2k people
15.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.4k people

As of 2022, 14.2% of Albany, NY residents (14.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albany, NY was 15.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,022 ± 220
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    451 ± 151
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    426 ± 151

Albany, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Albany, NY employs 50.9k people. The largest industries in Albany, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,551 people), Public Administration (6,054 people), and Educational Services (5,623 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($89,750), Utilities ($80,194), and Finance & Insurance ($71,103).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

50.9k
2022 Value
± 2,079
−0.0432%
1 Year decline
± 5.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albany, NY declined at a rate of −0.0432%, from 51k employees to 50.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,649 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,790 people), and Management Occupations (4,119 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

50.9k
2022 Value
± 2,079
−0.0432%
1 Year decline
± 5.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albany, NY declined at a rate of −0.0432%, from 51k employees to 50.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,551 people), Public Administration (6,054 people), and Educational Services (5,623 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

$44,978
Median earning men ± $3,712
$34,156
Median earning women ± $2,800

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,132), Public Administration ($71,688), and Wholesale Trade ($56,613).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($79,444), Public Administration ($57,348), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,066).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

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 26 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.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Albany, NY awarded 12,741 degrees. The student population of Albany, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 17,312 male students and 21,725 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany, NY are White (7,296 and 59.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,793 and 14.6%), Hispanic or Latino (1,390 and 11.3%), and Asian (688 and 5.59%).

The largest universities in Albany, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY at Albany (4,909 and 38.5%), Excelsior University (4,461 and 35%), and The College of Saint Rose (2,059 and 16.2%).

The most popular majors in Albany, NY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,437 and 11.3%), General Educational Leadership & Administration (1,254 and 9.84%), and Registered Nursing (1,041 and 8.17%).

The median tuition costs in Albany, NY are $35,104 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $24,910 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Albany, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 39,037 (44.3% men and 55.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 39,037 students enrolled in Albany, NY, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,729 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 456 degrees awarded
  2. 1,255 degrees awarded
  3. 542 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Albany, NY was General Psychology with 456 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. 4,909 degrees awarded
  2. 4,461 degrees awarded
  3. 2,059 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY at Albany with 4,909 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,203 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany, NY, which is 0.69 times less than the 7,538 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,296 degrees mean that there were 4.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,793 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 ($35,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,338) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albany, NY was $213,400 in 2022, which is 0.757 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $186,500 to $213,400, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Albany, NY is 36.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Albany, NY have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albany, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Albany, NY is $54,736. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Albany, NY was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $108,750, followed by Census Tract 19.02 and Census Tract 19.01, with respective values of $94,550 and $85,611.

Property

$213,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,681
$15,961
Median Property Taxes
±$1,003

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.

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Rent vs Own

36.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 36.7% of the housing units in Albany, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4.04
  2. Census Tract 19.02
  3. Census Tract 19.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany, NY was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $108,750, followed by Census Tract 19.02 and Census Tract 19.01, with respective values of $94,550 and $85,611.

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

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Household Income

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$54,736
Median Household Income
± $2,413
43.4k
Number of Households
± 1,936

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.4k households in Albany, NY grew to $54,736 from the previous year's value of $52,583.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albany, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (54.6%)
  2. Public Transit (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (11.2%)

In 2022, 54.6% of workers in Albany, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (11.2%).

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany, NY have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.877% of the workforce in Albany, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
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 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany, NY (21.1k out of 90.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 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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Health

95.5% of the population of Albany, NY has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 9.42% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.911% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Albany County, NY see 992 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.41% decrease from the previous year (1027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1092 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Albany County, NY see an average of 992 patients per year. This represents a 3.41% decrease from the previous year (1,027 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.1% under 18 years, 36.4% between 18 and 34 years, 32.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.52%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
26%
Medicaid
9.42%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
0.911%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany, NY declined by 4.72% from 4.75% 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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