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Population in 2012: 97,904 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 

Males: 46,802  (47.8%)
Females: 51,102  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  31.1 years
New York median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 12202, 12203, 12204, 12205, 12206, 12207, 12208, 12209, 12210, 12211, 12222.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,830 (it was $30,041 in 2000)
Albany:

$42,830
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,399

Albany city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $178,200 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Albany:

$178,200
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $185,950; Detached houses: $190,439; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,157; In 2-unit structures: $174,209; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $157,676; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,199; Mobile homes: $65,349

Median gross rent in 2012: $777.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 12202, 12203, 12206, 12207, 12208, 12209, 12210, 12211.

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  • White alone - 52,114 (53.2%)
  • Black alone - 29,036 (29.7%)
  • Hispanic - 9,531 (9.7%)
  • Asian alone - 4,536 (4.6%)
  • Two or more races - 2,287 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 401 (0.4%)

Races in Albany detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Albany: 110.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (15.6%), Italian (11.9%), German (8.8%), English (4.4%), Polish (4.0%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1686

Elevation: 127 feet

Land area: 21.4 square miles.

Population density: 4,580 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Albany:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Albany city:

  • Never married: 57.8%
  • Now married: 26.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

9,577 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 2.5% Asia, 2.4% Europe).

This city:  10.2%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Albany, New York as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Albany to the number of sex offenders is 24,476 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,805 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,388 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (130.3 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (135.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Rensselaer, NY (1.6 miles ), Menands, NY (1.9 miles ), Hampton Manor, NY (2.0 miles ), Delmar, NY (2.0 miles ), Bethlehem, NY (2.1 miles ), Colonie, NY (2.2 miles ), Westmere, NY (2.3 miles ), Watervliet, NY (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $170,900
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2010: 34 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $123,200

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Latitude: 42.66 N, Longitude: 73.78 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Tech Valley

Daytime population change due to commuting: +64,087 (+65.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 25,327 (56.1%)

Area code: 518

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Crime rates in Albany by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 15681085399244
per 100,000 15.36.38.510.68.55.33.29.69.62.24.14.1
Rapes 665733536850454849423343
per 100,000 67.359.535.156.372.153.347.951.052.445.333.643.8
Robberies 396432383394439388376361327316320249
per 100,000 404.0450.8407.7418.7465.2413.8400.4383.4349.9340.8325.5253.6
Assaults 637818736674760774704615622621582506
per 100,000 649.9853.6783.5716.3805.4825.4749.6653.2665.6669.8592.1515.3
Burglaries 1,5131,5631,3021,2941,3281,0589651,027876926895887
per 100,000 1543.51630.91386.01375.11407.41128.31027.51090.8937.4998.8910.5903.4
Thefts 4,0123,8603,2743,8253,1863,5212,9983,1533,1493,4883,5143,299
per 100,000 4093.04027.83485.34064.83376.43754.83192.23348.83369.93762.13574.93359.9
Auto thefts 453546414467369241286225239229202154
per 100,000 462.1569.7440.7496.3391.1257.0304.5239.0255.8247.0205.5156.8
Arson 503244N/AN/AN/A152591612N/A
per 100,000 51.033.446.8N/AN/AN/A16.026.69.617.312.2N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 584.6623.2540.6575.0580.8537.3488.8485.4472.0469.0430.3392.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Albany detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 444 (312 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
New York average:

3.17

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -4,443 (-4.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Albany-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Albany city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 tornado 24.8 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Albany-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.7 miles away from Albany center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 17.6 miles away from Albany center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Albany County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Albany topographic map

Birthplace of: Kay Sage - Artist, Andy Rooney - Writer, Roscoe Conkling - Politician, Paul Krugman - Economist, Marion Zimmer Bradley - (1930-1999), fantasy writer, Philip Henry Sheridan - (1831-1888), Cy Seymour - Major-league baseball player, Ginny Brown-Waite - Politician, Donald Prentice Booth - General, Charlie Taaffe - And football coach.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Albany: Carlton Barmore Hutchins, James Smith, James T. Clancy, John Smith, Parker F. Dunn, Stephen P. Corliss.

Main business address for: INTEGRATED ALARM SERVICES GROUP INC (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS SERVICES), ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH INC (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), FIRST ALBANY COMPANIES INC (SECURITY BROKERS, DEALERS & FLOTATION COMPANIES), TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORP (RETAIL- COMPUTER & PRERECORDED TAPE STORES), ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP /DE/ (BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILS, MAN MADE FIBER & SILK), IWO HOLDINGS INC (RADIO TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS), MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC (MEASURING & CONTROLLING DEVICES, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers in Albany:

  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 43 NEW SCOTLAND AVENUE)
  • FMS-ALBANY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 64 ALBANY SHAKER ROAD)
  • FMS-ALBANY REGIONAL KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 2 CLARA BARTON DRIVE)
  • ALBANY COUNTY DEPT OF HEALTH (Home Health Center, 175 GREEN STREET)
  • LIVING RESOURCES CHHA (Home Health Center, 300 WASHINGTON AVENUE EXTENSION)
  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 159 WOLF RD)
  • VNA OF ALBANY, SARATOGA, RENSSELAER CHHA (Home Health Center, 35 COLVIN AVENUE)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER / SOUTH CLINICAL CAMPUS (Hospital, 25 HACKETT BOULEVARD)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 43 NEW SCOTLAND AVENUE)
  • ALBANY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 600 NORTHERN BOULEVARD)
  • ALBANY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, provides emergency services, 113 HOLLAND AVENUE)
  • CAPITAL DISTRICT PSYCH CENTER (Hospital, 75 NEW SCOTLAND AVE)
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF ALBANY, INC (Hospital, 103 WELLINGTON AVE)
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF ALBANY, INC (Hospital, 26 JULES DRIVE)
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF ALBANY, INC (Hospital, 45 VIEW AVE)
  • LIVING RESOURCES CORPORATION, INC (Hospital, 22 DOWLING ROAD)
  • LIVING RESOURCES CORPORATION, INC (Hospital, 149 CARDINAL AVE)
  • ST PETER'S HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 315 SOUTH MANNING BOULEVARD)
  • ST PETERS HOSP HOSPICE/RENSS/HUD VAL (Hospital, 315 S MANNING BLVD)
  • ALBANY COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 780 ALBANY SHAKER ROAD)
  • CHILDS NURSING HOME COMPANY INC (Nursing Home, 25 HACKETT BLVD)
  • DAUGHTERS OF SARAH NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 180 WASHINGTON AVE EXT)
  • EDEN PARK HEALTH CARE CENTRE INC ALBANY (Nursing Home, 22 HOLLAND AVENUE)
  • HUDSON PARK REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 325 NORTHERN BOULEVARD)
  • ST MARGARETS CENTER (Nursing Home, 27 HACKETT BLVD)
  • ST PETERS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 301 HACKETT BLVD)
  • TERESIAN HOUSE NURSING HOME CO (Nursing Home, 200 WASHINGTON AVE EXT)

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Airports and heliports located in Albany:


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Amtrak stations near Albany:

  • 3 miles: ALBANY-RENSSELAER (RENSSELAER, 555 EAST ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.albanyny.org

Colleges/Universities in Albany:

  • SUNY at Albany (Full-time enrollment: 14,693; Location: 1400 Washington Avenue; Public; Website: www.albany.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The College of Saint Rose (FT enrollment: 3,697; Location: 432 Western Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.strose.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (FT enrollment: 1,549; Location: 106 New Scotland Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.acphs.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Sage College of Albany (FT enrollment: 974; Location: 140 New Scotland Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sage.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Albany Medical College (FT enrollment: 790; Location: 47 New Scotland Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.amc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Albany Law School (FT enrollment: 744; Location: 80 New Scotland Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.albanylaw.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Mildred Elley School (FT enrollment: 687; Location: 855 Central Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mildred-elley.edu)
  • Bryant and Stratton College-Albany (FT enrollment: 542; Location: 1259 Central Ave; Private, for-profit)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Albany (FT enrollment: 336; Location: 13 Airline Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Austin's School of Spa Technology (FT enrollment: 311; Location: 855 Central Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.austin.edu)
  • Branford Hall Career Institute-Albany Campus (FT enrollment: 284; Location: 500 New Karner Rd; Private, for-profit)
  • Maria College of Albany (FT enrollment: 252; Location: 700 New Scotland Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mariacollege.edu)
  • Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing Program (FT enrollment: 139; Location: 900 Watervliet Shaker Rd; Public; Website: www.bocescareertech.org)
  • Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 113; Location: 232 North Allen St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.theorloschool.com)
  • New School of Radio and Television (FT enrollment: 80; Location: 7 Harriman Campus Road; Private, for-profit; Website: nsrt.org)
  • Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy (FT enrollment: 59; Location: 3 Cerone Commercial Dr; Private, for-profit)
  • Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (FT enrollment: 19; Location: 600 Northern Blvd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nehealth.com)
  • SUNY-System Office (Location: 353 Broadway; Public; Website: www.suny.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Excelsior College (Location: 7 Columbia Cir; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.excelsior.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Albany:

  • Siena College (about 5 miles; Loudonville, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,121)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 6 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 7,928)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 8 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,660)
  • Union College (about 14 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,157)
  • Schenectady County Community College (about 14 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 29 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 4,933)
  • Williams College (about 30 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,108)

Public high schools in Albany:

Private high schools in Albany:

  • CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY (Students: 452; Location: 12 AIRLINE DR; Grades: 6 - 12; Boys only)
  • BISHOP MAGINN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 99 SLINGERLAND ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • DOANE STUART SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 799 S PEARL ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ACADEMY OF THE HOLY NAMES UPPER SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 1075 NEW SCOTLAND RD; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • NEIL HELLMAN SCHOOL/PARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CTR (Students: 159; Location: 60 ACADEMY RD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • ST ANNE INSTITUTE (Students: 139; Location: 160 N MAIN AVE; Grades: 7 - 12; Girls only)
  • LASALLE SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 391 WESTERN AVE; Grades: 6 - 12; Boys only)
  • THE FREE SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 8 ELM ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HARRIET TUBMAN FREE SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 59 ELIZABETH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Albany:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Albany:

  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA (Students: 259; Location: 35 HURST AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 211; Location: 605 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ACADEMY OF THE HOLY NAMES LOWER & MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 201; Location: 1065 NEW SCOTLAND RD; Grades: PK - 8; Girls only)
  • OUR SAVIOR S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 63 MOUNTAIN VIEW AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
  • HOLY CROSS SCHOL (Students: 166; Location: 10 ROSEMONT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST TERESA OF AVILA SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 8 HOLLYWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHRIST THE KING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 20 SUMPTER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ALBANY JCC (Students: 142; Location: 340 WHITEHALL RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BET SHRAGA HEBREW ACADEMY (Students: 128; Location: 54 SAND CREEK RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST CASIMIR REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 309 SHERIDAN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Albany, map of school districts: ALBANY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SOUTH COLONIE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Albany:

  • ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,969,932; Location: 161 WASHINGTON AVENUE; 193,702 books; 17,292 audio materials; 23,559 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 720 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • WNYT-TV is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting

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Notable locations in Albany: Bleecker Stadium (A), Capital Hills at Albany (B), Empire State Plaza (C), Albany City Sewage Disposal Plant (D), Colonial Quad (E), State Quadrangle (F), Dutch Quadrangle (G), Freedom Quadrangle (H), Kamer Road Industrial Park (I), Port of Albany (J), Times Union Center (K), Leo W O'Brien Federal Building (L), Kennedy Building (M), Albany County Court House (N), State Hall (O), Albany City Hall (P), Albany Police Division Number 2 (Q), John A Howe Public Library (R), South End Fire Department (S), Schuyler Mansion Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Central Plaza Shopping Center (1), Colvin Central Plaza Shopping Center (2), Westgate Shopping Center (3), Loudon Shopping Center (4), City Square Plaza Shopping Center (5), South Mall Towers (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Albany include: Tremont Street Chapel (A), Madison Avenue Baptist Church (B), Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (C), Levine's Memorial Chapel (D), West End Presbyterian Church (E), Church of the Blessed Sacrament (F), Saint Georges Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church (G), Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (H), Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Graceland Cemetery (1), Eagle Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rensselaer Lake (A), Tivoli Lake (B), Buckingham Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sand Creek (A), Normans Kill (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Albany include: Saint Marys Park (1), Liberty Park (2), Saint Joseph's Park (3), Van Rensselaer Park (4), Sheridan Park (5), Academy Park (6), Capitol Park (7), Delaware Square (8), Townsend Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dean's Coin Machine Service Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 71 Fuller Road) (1), G P Holdings (Amusement & Theme Parks; 259 Central Avenue) (2), Bankshot Antiques & New AE Schmidt Tables (Amusement & Theme Parks; 40 Broadway) (3), Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau (25 Quackenbush Sq) (4), Albany Remembered Tours Ltd (Tours & Charters; 100 State) (5), Albany Aqua Ducks Amphibious Tours (Tours & Charters; 1 Quay Street) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Cresthill Suites Hotel (1415 Washington Avenue) (1), Courtyard Albany Airport (168 Wolf Road) (2), Albany-Days Inn Airport/Wolf Road (16 Wolf Rd) (3), Crowne Plaza (State & Lodge) (4), Capital Lodge (1230 Western Avenue) (5), Clarion Hotel Albany (3 Watervliet Ave) (6), City Limits (1517 Central Avenue) (7), Comfort Inn & Suites (1606 Central Avenue) (8), Cocca's Inns & Suites - Wolf Road Albany (2 Wolf Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Albany County - Courts- County Court- County Court Clerk (16 Eagle Street) (1), New York State - Court Administration Office- Administrative Ofc (4 Empire State Plaza) (2), New York State - Commission Of Judicial- Conduct (38 State Street) (3), Federal Public Defender (39 North Pearl Street) (4), Us Government - Courts- District Court Clerks Office- Courthouse (445 Broadway) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Albany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 CO  SO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 27.6. This is worse than average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.11. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.348. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.348
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.86. This is significantly worse than average. There were 27 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.86
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

28.3

Drinking water stations with addresses in Albany and their reported violations in the past:

BALLSTON SPA VILLAGE (Population served: 5600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JAN-01-2000 and JUL-09-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUL-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAY-18-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2000)
JIFF-E-MART (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
ROTARY SCOUT RESERVATION (Address: 253 WASHINGTON AVE. EXT. , Population served: 305, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAWSON LAKE COUNTY PARK (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
VIEW RESTAURANT, THE (Address: 125 WOLF ROAD, SUITE #120 , Population served: 200, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - Between JUN-30-1993 and JUN-01-2001. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from MAY-04-2000 to MAY-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2001)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - Between JUN-29-1993 and AUG-13-2001. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from MAY-04-2000 to MAY-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PYRAMID LIFE CENTER (Address: 40 NORTH MAIN AVE , Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2002), St Boil Water Order (AUG-26-2002), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SCHODACK PLAZA (Address: 33 Fuller Road , Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-1997 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
GENTLEMAN JOHNNYS MOTEL (Address: 6 GRACE ST. , Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Albany that have no violations reported:

  • ALBANY CITY (Population served: 101082, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • FAHNESTOCK PARK TOEC (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LONG POINT STATE PARK (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CONSERVATION EDUCATION CAMP DE (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASCOT PETROLEUM COMPANY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.8%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  43.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Albany, NY

People in group quarters in Albany in 2010:

  • 7,600 people in college/university student housing
  • 941 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 366 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 302 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 276 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 267 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 244 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 125 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 110 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Albany in 2000:

  • 6,811 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,418 people in nursing homes
  • 285 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 237 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 226 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 196 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 167 people in religious group quarters
  • 124 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 106 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 90 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 62 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 57 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 52 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 33 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in halfway houses

Albany compared to New York state average:

Albany, New York environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Times Union Center. Siena College.

Banks with most branches in Albany (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TrustCo Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,250.1 mil, Deposits: $3,736.0 mil, headquarters in Glenville, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Western Avenue Branch, South Pearl Street Branch, Wolf Road Branch. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Albany Branch, Westgate Branch, The Capital District Office Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Pioneer Savings Bank: 488 Broadway Branch, 1761 Central Avenue Branch, Guilderland Office. Info updated 2010/07/23: Bank assets: $767.8 mil, Deposits: $665.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices
  • Berkshire Bank: Albany Ny Branch, Berkshire Municipal Bank Branch, Central Avenue Albany Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $3,955.6 mil, Deposits: $3,176.2 mil, headquarters in Pittsfield, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 64 total offices
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: State Street Branch, Guilderland Branch, Westgate Price Chopper Branch. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • 5 other banks with 8 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Albany, New York:

  • Quality Inn Albany Airport, 1632 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205 , Phone: (518) 456-8811, Fax: (518) 456-0811
  • Super 8 Motel-albany, 1579 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205 , Phone: (518) 869-8471, Fax: (518) 464-4010
  • Rodeway Inn, 1600 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205 , Phone: (518) 456-8982, Fax: (518) 456-8743
  • Hampton Inn, Wolf Road-Airport, 10 Ulenski Dr, Albany, NY 12205 , Phone: (518) 438-2822, Fax: (518) 438-2931
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 1614 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205 , Phone: (518) 869-0281, Fax: (518) 869-9205
  • Regency Hotel & Suites, 416 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY 12209 , Phone: (518) 462-6555, Fax: (518) 462-2547
  • Northway Inn, 1517 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205 , Phone: (518) 869-0277, Fax: (518) 869-0097
  • Red Roof #112, 188 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205 , Phone: (518) 459-1971, Fax: (518) 459-2374
  • 36 other hotels and motels
All 44 fire-safe hotels and motels in Albany, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Albany travel time to work - commute


Albany mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Albany city (based on Albany County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.80%
Here63.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaEpiscopal Church
Adherents73.6%6.4%4.1%2.8%2.0%
Congregations21.1%4.0%9.0%10.1%6.0%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.2%0.7%5.9%
Congregations3.5%7.0%3.0%0.5%35.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Albany County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
Albany County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
Albany County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 303
Here:

10.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Albany County:

25.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 44$159,395$43,4711$1,276
Other Government Administration 71$245,858$41,5537$11,059
Judicial and Legal 12$52,803$52,8030$0
Police Protection - Officers 340$1,955,474$69,0173$3,304
Police - Other 115$357,721$37,32768$70,651
Firefighters 256$1,394,076$65,3471$917
Fire - Other 21$72,574$41,4710$0
Streets and Highways 62$235,012$45,4862$2,108
Welfare 25$68,587$32,9220$0
Health 2$7,317$43,9020$0
Solid Waste Management 98$337,335$41,3060$0
Sewerage 18$58,193$38,7950$0
Parks and Recreation 88$256,080$34,92056$57,311
Housing and Community Development(Local) 171$608,846$42,72621$12,237
Water Supply 121$427,013$42,3482$2,688
Other and Unallocable 19$78,593$49,6384$7,994
Totals for Government 1,463$6,314,877$51,797165$169,545

Albany government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,027,000 ($71.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,680,000 ($37.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,876,000 ($29.38)
    Police Protection: $1,688,000 ($17.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,291,000 ($13.19)
    General - Other: $802,000 ($8.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $336,000 ($3.43)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $39,771,000 ($406.22)
    General - Other: $32,562,000 ($332.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,987,000 ($306.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,625,000 ($271.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,070,000 ($72.21)
    Regular Highways: $6,382,000 ($65.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,203,000 ($53.14)
    General Public Buildings: $2,626,000 ($26.82)
    Central Staff Services: $2,465,000 ($25.18)
    Financial Administration: $2,097,000 ($21.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,274,000 ($13.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $752,000 ($7.68)
    Health - Other: $399,000 ($4.08)
    Natural Resources - Other: $110,000 ($1.12)
    Corrections - Other: $8,000 ($0.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $14,000 ($0.14)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $3,000 ($0.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,582,000 ($87.66)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $57,000 ($0.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,602,000 ($26.58)
    General - Other: $390,000 ($3.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000 ($1.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($0.66)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($0.50)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($0.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($0.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,168,000 ($624.78)

Albany government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,712,000 ($109.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,897,000 ($90.87)
    All Other: $2,682,000 ($27.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,050,000 ($10.72)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $12,000 ($0.12)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $31,863,000 ($325.45)
    All Other: $150,000 ($1.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $27,920,000 ($285.18)
    All Other: $1,872,000 ($19.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $30,574,000 ($312.29)
    Interest Earnings: $13,657,000 ($139.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,786,000 ($38.67)
    Donations From Private Sources: $762,000 ($7.78)
    Rents: $112,000 ($1.14)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.05)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,595,000 ($98.00)
    All Other: $8,670,000 ($88.56)
    Highways: $1,280,000 ($13.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($0.22)
  • Tax - Property: $46,155,000 ($471.43)
    Other License: $4,418,000 ($45.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,117,000 ($31.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $349,000 ($3.56)

Albany government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $277,178,000 ($2831.12)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $259,163,000 ($2647.11)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,750,000 ($1100.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $98,297,000 ($1004.01)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $18,015,000 ($184.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,453,000 ($96.55)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $16,710,000 ($170.68)
    End of Fiscal Year: $9,000,000 ($91.93)

Albany government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,027,000 ($133.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,137,000 ($175.04)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $263,762,000 ($2694.09)

7.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,646 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
New York average:

5.41%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.17%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Rensselaer County, NY  1.31% ($35,333 average AGI)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.81% ($40,884)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.73% ($40,505)


7.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
New York average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rensselaer County, NY  1.34% ($37,596 average AGI)
to Schenectady County, NY  0.92% ($40,022)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.90% ($49,530)

Strongest AM radio stations in Albany:

  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHAZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; TROY, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Albany:

  • WRPI (91.5 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)
  • WCDB (90.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHRL (103.1 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WQBK-FM (103.9 FM; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WKLI-FM (100.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WRCZ (94.5 FM; RAVENA, NY; Owner: DOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Albany:

  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)
  • W58CX (Channel 58; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVBG-LP (Channel 25; GREENWICH, NY; Owner: WIRELESS ACCESS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Albany fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 215
Total length: 3,231 meters (10,600ft)
Total costs: $1,025,972,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,830,835
Total average daily truck traffic: 329,180

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 3
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 18
  • 1960-1969: 77
  • 1970-1979: 70
  • 1980-1989: 25
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 15
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Albany, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Albany)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Albany, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 316 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Albany)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Albany)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 54 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED307$156,176340$145,829772$138,44268$37,98519$764,947120$127,2580$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$132,00042$150,786108$131,20411$37,0910$019$100,5260$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED47$140,63879$127,532407$144,226122$32,0742$325,00084$114,0362$41,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN32$128,78134$144,206195$146,28212$64,8331$418,00025$117,9601$76,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$158,64315$158,40041$137,4154$111,2500$09$112,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 26 tracts in Albany, NY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED77$176,83139$173,6920$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$196,09519$182,7892$129,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$194,6002$150,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$170,1675$200,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$136,0002$186,5002$151,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 171
  • Hazardous Condition: 744
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Albany


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Albany, NY

Most common first names in Albany, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,25781.2 years
John2,04874.2 years
William1,60174.1 years
Joseph1,28874.8 years
Margaret1,07680.5 years
James1,02372.5 years
Helen1,01080.6 years
Anna90083.4 years
Elizabeth87381.5 years
George86775.4 years
Most common last names in Albany, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith53174.9 years
Miller27577.5 years
Brown22773.8 years
Murphy22478.4 years
Johnson22271.3 years
Williams19773.8 years
Jones18870.7 years
Ryan15376.5 years
Martin14875.1 years
Davis14573.7 years
Businesses in Albany, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDO2JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T10Johnny Rockets1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Jones New York3
Abercrombie Kids1Journeys1
Ace Hardware1KFC3
Aeropostale3Kmart1
American Eagle Outfitters3Kohl's1
Ann Taylor2Kroger1
Apple Store1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's2Lane Bryant2
Ascend Collection1Lane Furniture6
AutoZone1LensCrafters2
Bakers1Macy's2
Banana Republic1Marriott7
Bath & Body Works2Marshalls1
Baymont Inn1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Bebe1McDonald's9
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 62
Ben & Jerry's1Motherhood Maternity4
Best Western2New Balance6
Brookstone1New York & Co2
Budget Car Rental2Nike34
Burger King4OfficeMax1
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy1
CVS8Pac Sun1
Cache1Panera Bread1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza1
Catherines1Payless3
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Clarks1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery2Popeyes1
Coldwater Creek1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack3
Days Inn2Ramada1
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid8
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts14Sears2
Econo Lodge1Sephora2
Express2Spencer Gifts2
Extended Stay America1Sprint Nextel8
Famous Footwear2Staples1
FedEx42Starbucks9
Finish Line1Subway15
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
Foot Locker2T-Mobile4
Forever 211T.G.I. Driday's1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Taco Bell3
GNC4Talbots2
GameStop3The Cheesecake Factory1
Gap2The Limited1
Gymboree1Tim Hortons2
H&M1Torrid1
H&R Block6Toys"R"Us2
Haagen-Dazs1Travelodge1
Haworth1True Value1
Holiday Inn4U-Haul3
Hollister Co.1UPS62
Home Depot2Vans5
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless6
Houlihan's1Victoria's Secret2
Howard Johnson1Walgreens1
IHOP1Walmart1
J.Crew1Wendy's3
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
Jimmy Jazz1YMCA2
Browse common businesses in Albany, NY


Albany on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 (12204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ghanian first ancestries"
  • #19 (12204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sudanese first ancestries"
  • #19 (12207) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #25 (12207) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries"
  • #37 (12204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Afghan first ancestries"
  • #63 (12208) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #65 (12207) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of West Indian first ancestries"
  • #89 (12208) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ugandan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #101 (12210) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Guyanese first ancestries"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Kangguo Cheng (61)
  • Benjamin Hale Winkler (29)
  • Chih-Chao Yang (29)
  • Peter Michael Edic (29)
  • Bruce B. Doris (24)
  • Ruilong Xie (23)
  • Paul Alan Mcconnelee (21)
  • Ali Khakifirooz (19)
  • Jacques Faguet (17)
  • Xunyuan Zhang (17)

Total of 1152 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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