Albany County NY Information


Albany County Subdivisions

Albany County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 313,516
Population in Households 295,901
Population in Familes 215,587
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,615
Population Density1 600
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 129,194
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 72,121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 141,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72,845 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,349 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,532 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $214,990
Average Home Value $250,842


Median Household Income $57,900
Average Household Income $80,552
Per Capita Income $34,345
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.52%
Households 0.37% 0.48%
Families 0.17% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Albany County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albany County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 79th
Population Density1 # 14 79th
Diversity Index2 # 15 77th
Median Household Income # 13 81st
Per Capita Income # 10 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.