Albany, NY 12205 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12205: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Albany, NY 12205

Acceptable Alternative
Colonie, NY 12205
Roessleville, NY 12205

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,147
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,602
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,189
  • County: Albany County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.715, Longitude -73.821
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Albany, NY 12205 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,322
Daytime Population: Workers 37,284
Daytime Population: Residents 13,344
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,628
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.85
Population in Households 26,877
Population in Familes 20,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 445
Population Density2 1,751
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $67,050
Average Household Income $82,415
Per Capita Income $35,015


Total Housing Units 12,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,145 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,292 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 629 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $197,199
Average Home Value $210,617


Total Households 11,437
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 7,002
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.38%
Households 0.14% 0.26%
Families -0.02% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Albany, NY 12205 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12205 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 244 86th
Population Density # 463 74th
Diversity Index # 531 70th
Median Household Income # 560 68th
Per Capita Income # 559 68th

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