Albany County NY Information


Albany County Subdivisions

Albany County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 317,479
Population in Households 300,064
Population in Familes 219,836
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,415
Population Density2 607
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $63,833
Average Household Income $89,215
Per Capita Income $37,780


Total Housing Units 143,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,202 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 59,244 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,655 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $224,357
Average Home Value $272,526


Total Households 130,446
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 72,496
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 0.52% 0.51%
Households 0.4% 0.45%
Families 0.19% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.79%


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, 2018 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 Density # 14 79th
Diversity Index # 15 77th
Median Household Income # 11 84th
Per Capita Income # 9 87th

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