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Albany, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Albany is the 6th largest city in New York with a population of 100,742 as of July 1, 2017. Albany ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Albany is located at latitude 42.6657 and longitude -73.7984 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albany (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.55 sq. miles. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The City of Albany (GNIS ID: 978659) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Albany population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albany: Aurania, Beverswyck, Beverwick, Beverwyck, Ches-co-don-ta, Fort Orange, Fuyck, Gaasch-tinick, Ga-isch-ti-nic, Gaishtinic, Kaishtinic, New Orange, Pem-pot-a-wut-hut, Pempotuwuthut, Rensselaerwyck, Scheneghtada, Shaw-na-taw-ty, Skaghnetade, Skaneghtada, Ska-neh-ta-de, Skenectadea, William Stadt, Williamstadt.

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


Total Population 100,742
Daytime Population: Workers 118,469
Daytime Population: Residents 55,180
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 173,649
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.72
Population in Households 90,110
Population in Familes 53,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,632
Population Density2 4,710
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $40,476
Average Household Income $60,899
Per Capita Income $26,862


Total Housing Units 47,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,857 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,998 (56.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,716 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $184,528
Average Home Value $204,818


Total Households 41,855
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 17,714
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 0.4% 0.39%
Households 0.23% 0.35%
Families -0.1% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Albany, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albany to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 6 100th
Population Density # 148 88th
Diversity Index # 87 93rd
Median Household Income # 1074 10th
Per Capita Income # 791 34th

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