Albany, NY 12203 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12203: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Albany, NY 12203

Acceptable Alternative
Stuyvesant Plaza, NY 12203
Stuyvsnt Plz, NY 12203

Not Acceptable, USPS
McKownville, NY 12203
Pine, NY 12203
Westmere, NY 12203

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,195
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,357
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,651
  • County: Albany County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.692, Longitude -73.828
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Albany, NY 12203 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,980
Population in Households 26,359
Population in Familes 15,529
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,621
Population Density1 3,414
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 12,893
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 5,523
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,634 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,259 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 993 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $204,470
Average Home Value $244,148


Median Household Income $57,429
Average Household Income $77,646
Per Capita Income $32,083
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.23%
Households 0.03% 0.25%
Families -0.23% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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, NY 12203 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12203 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 # 178 90th
Population Density1 # 338 81st
Diversity Index2 # 373 79th
Median Household Income # 731 58th
Per Capita Income # 631 64th

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