Albany, NY 12204 ZIP Code Profile

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Albany, NY | Menands, NY

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ZIP Code 12204: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Albany, NY 12204

Acceptable Alternative
Menands, NY 12204

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 374
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,679
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,910
  • County: Albany County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.677, Longitude -73.737
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Albany, NY 12204 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,259
Population in Households 7,028
Population in Familes 4,933
Population in Group Qrtrs 231
Population Density1 1,355
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 3,341
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,696
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,174 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,167 (57.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 401 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $197,351
Average Home Value $280,366


Median Household Income $53,282
Average Household Income $78,324
Per Capita Income $37,059
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.32%
Households 0.12% 0.31%
Families -0.17% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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 12204 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12204 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 # 619 65th
Population Density1 # 503 71st
Diversity Index2 # 193 89th
Median Household Income # 944 46th
Per Capita Income # 422 76th

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