Albany County, NY

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2022 Population
315,041
0.115% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
0.263% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
7.11% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$78,829
6.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$263,800
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
160,947
1.04% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Albany County, NY had a population of 315k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $78,829. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Albany County, NY grew from 314,679 to 315,041, a 0.115% increase and its median household income grew from $73,810 to $78,829, a 6.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albany County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.5%), and White (Hispanic) (2.23%).

None of the households in Albany County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95% of the residents in Albany County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany County, NY are SUNY at Albany (4,909 degrees awarded in 2022), Excelsior University (4,461 degrees), and The College of Saint Rose (2,059 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Albany County, NY was $263,800, and the homeownership rate was 56.5%.

Most people in Albany County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Albany County, NY is home to a population of 315k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.2% of Albany County, NY residents were born outside of the country (35.4k people).

In 2022, there were 6.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (220k people) in Albany County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95%
2022 Citizenship
94.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95% of Albany County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Albany County, NY was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albany County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    220k ± 640
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    36k ± 1.12k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    22.9k ± 556
6.54%
Hispanic Population
20.6k people

In 2022, there were 6.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (220k people) in Albany County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.54% of the people in Albany County, NY are hispanic (20.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Albany County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
35.4k people
11.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
35.7k people

As of 2022, 11.2% of Albany County, NY residents (35.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albany County, NY was 11.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,537 ± 440
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,937 ± 329
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,588 ± 311

Albany County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Albany County, NY employs 161k people. The largest industries in Albany County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,399 people), Public Administration (19,319 people), and Educational Services (17,915 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($115,139), Utilities ($81,532), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,606).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

161k
2022 Value
± 3,325
−1.04%
1 Year decline
± 2.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albany County, NY declined at a rate of −1.04%, from 163k employees to 161k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,950 people), Management Occupations (16,207 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,875 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albany County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

161k
2022 Value
± 3,325
−1.04%
1 Year decline
± 2.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albany County, NY declined at a rate of −1.04%, from 163k employees to 161k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,399 people), Public Administration (19,319 people), and Educational Services (17,915 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albany County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Albany County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,030
Median earning men ± $1,426
$44,442
Median earning women ± $1,447

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,528), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,735), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($72,123).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,368), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,943), and Construction ($59,036).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,594
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,492
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,331
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Albany County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33%), followed by Other (1.71%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Albany County, NY awarded 14,028 degrees. The student population of Albany County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 19,085 male students and 24,204 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany County, NY are White (8,208 and 60.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,926 and 14.2%), Hispanic or Latino (1,501 and 11.1%), and Asian (742 and 5.47%).

The largest universities in Albany County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY at Albany (4,909 and 35%), Excelsior University (4,461 and 31.8%), and The College of Saint Rose (2,059 and 14.7%).

The most popular majors in Albany County, NY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,437 and 10.2%), General Educational Leadership & Administration (1,254 and 8.94%), and Registered Nursing (1,063 and 7.58%).

The median tuition costs in Albany County, NY are $35,104 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $24,910 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Albany County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 43,289 (44.1% men and 55.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 43,289 students enrolled in Albany County, NY, 44.1% men and 55.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 22,714 records, of which 54.3% were women and 45.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 526 degrees awarded
  2. 1,255 degrees awarded
  3. 542 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Albany County, NY was General Psychology with 526 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Albany County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,909 degrees awarded
  2. 4,461 degrees awarded
  3. 2,059 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY at Albany with 4,909 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,671 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany County, NY, which is 0.679 times less than the 8,357 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 8,208 degrees mean that there were 4.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,926 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($35,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,338) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albany County, NY was $263,800 in 2022, which is 0.936 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $235,200 to $263,800, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Albany County, NY is 56.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Albany County, NY have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albany County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Albany County, NY is $78,829. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Albany County, NY was Census Tract 137.06 with a value of $166,923, followed by Census Tract 142.03 and Census Tract 142.01, with respective values of $143,916 and $132,656.

In 2022, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Albany County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.08%.

Property

$263,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,481
$74,707
Median Property Taxes
±$1,776

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albany County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.5%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.5% of the housing units in Albany County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 137.06
  2. Census Tract 142.03
  3. Census Tract 142.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany County, NY was Census Tract 137.06 with a value of $166,923, followed by Census Tract 142.03 and Census Tract 142.01, with respective values of $143,916 and $132,656.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Albany County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$78,829
Median Household Income
± $2,049
132k
Number of Households
± 3,000

In 2022, the median household income of the 132k households in Albany County, NY grew to $78,829 from the previous year's value of $73,810.

The following chart displays the households in Albany County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albany County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.86%)

In 2022, 69.1% of workers in Albany County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.86%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany County, NY have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Albany County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Albany County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany County, NY (37.6k out of 300k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albany County, NY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.5% of the children was living in poverty in Albany County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 348 in Albany County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 52.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

97% of the population of Albany County, NY has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.758% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Albany County, NY see 992 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.41% decrease from the previous year (1027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1092 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

992 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Albany County, NY

Primary care physicians in Albany County, NY see an average of 992 patients per year. This represents a 3.41% decrease from the previous year (1,027 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Albany County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 25.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.02%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.758%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany County, NY grew by 1.55% from 2.97% to 3.02%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.7 in Albany County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.4% in Albany County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.03% in Albany County, NY.

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