Albany, OR

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2022 Population
56,348
1.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
1.67% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
6.76% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,777
6.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$321,600
18.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,659
0.144% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Albany, OR had a population of 56.3k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $69,777. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Albany, OR grew from 55,776 to 56,348, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $65,587 to $69,777, a 6.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albany, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.1%), Other (Hispanic) (5.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.91%), White (Hispanic) (4.64%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.78%).

None of the households in Albany, OR 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.

96.4% of the residents in Albany, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany, OR are Linn-Benton Community College (859 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Albany, OR was $321,600, and the homeownership rate was 60.2%.

Most people in Albany, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Albany, OR is home to a population of 56.3k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.75% of Albany, OR residents were born outside of the country (3.24k people).

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44k people) in Albany, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.89k Other (Hispanic) and 2.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Albany, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Albany, OR was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albany, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44k ± 917
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    2.89k ± 708
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.77k ± 409
14.1%
Hispanic Population
7.97k people

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44k people) in Albany, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.89k Other (Hispanic) and 2.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.1% of the people in Albany, OR are hispanic (7.97k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.75%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.24k people
5.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.01k people

As of 2022, 5.75% of Albany, OR residents (3.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albany, OR was 5.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,165 ± 175
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    996 ± 262
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    588 ± 213

Albany, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Albany, OR employs 25.7k people. The largest industries in Albany, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,312 people), Retail Trade (3,031 people), and Manufacturing (2,559 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,833), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,829), and Wholesale Trade ($62,386).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.7k
2022 Value
± 1,236
−0.144%
1 Year decline
± 6.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albany, OR declined at a rate of −0.144%, from 25.7k employees to 25.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,366 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,358 people), and Management Occupations (2,168 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albany, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.7k
2022 Value
± 1,236
−0.144%
1 Year decline
± 6.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albany, OR declined at a rate of −0.144%, from 25.7k employees to 25.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,312 people), Retail Trade (3,031 people), and Manufacturing (2,559 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albany, OR, though some of these residents may live in Albany, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,803
Median earning men ± $2,165
$34,840
Median earning women ± $2,665

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,412), Information ($78,958), and Wholesale Trade ($70,592).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,990), Information ($58,801), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,625).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% 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 13.1%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

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 Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 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 Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Albany, OR awarded 859 degrees. The student population of Albany, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,957 male students and 2,285 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany, OR are White (601 and 70.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (100 and 11.8%), Two or More Races (48 and 5.66%), and Unknown (47 and 5.54%).

The largest universities in Albany, OR by number of degrees awarded are Linn-Benton Community College (859 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Albany, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (155 and 18%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (149 and 17.3%), and Registered Nursing (47 and 5.47%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,242 students enrolled in Albany, OR, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,644 records, of which 52.2% were women and 47.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Albany, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 155 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
859 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Linn-Benton Community College with 859 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 353 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany, OR, which is 0.698 times less than the 506 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 601 degrees mean that there were 6.01 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 100 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,540) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($410) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($927) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% 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 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albany, OR was $321,600 in 2022, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $271,100 to $321,600, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Albany, OR is 60.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Albany, OR have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albany, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Albany, OR is $69,777. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Albany, OR was Census Tract 203 with a value of $92,664, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $67,596 and $60,536.

Property

$321,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,593
$12,930
Median Property Taxes
±$748

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, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

60.2%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.2% of the housing units in Albany, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Albany, OR 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 203
  2. Census Tract 207
  3. Census Tract 205

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany, OR was Census Tract 203 with a value of $92,664, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $67,596 and $60,536.

The following map shows all of the places in Albany, OR 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.
$69,777
Median Household Income
± $3,610
21.5k
Number of Households
± 1,127

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.5k households in Albany, OR grew to $69,777 from the previous year's value of $65,587.

The following chart displays the households in Albany, OR 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, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.63%)
  3. Carpooled (8.72%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in Albany, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.63%) and those who carpooled to work (8.72%).

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

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany, OR have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Albany, OR 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, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albany, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany, OR (6.49k out of 54.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albany, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

91.8% of the population of Albany, OR has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Linn County, OR see 1663 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.9% increase from the previous year (1632 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1638 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 496 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,663 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Linn County, OR

Primary care physicians in Linn County, OR see an average of 1,663 patients per year. This represents a 1.9% increase from the previous year (1,632 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

8.2%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany, OR declined by 0.544% from 8.25% to 8.2%.

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

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