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Albany County, New York (NY)

County population in 2016: 308,846 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 294,565 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 50,144
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 22,433
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 69,542
Renter-occupied apartments: 53,674 (it was 50,970 in 2000)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

47%

Land area: 523 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 590 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Albany County: 107.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (21.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Albany County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (72.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.7%)
  • Asian alone (6.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
New York median age:

38.4 years
Males: 150,008  (48.6%)
Females: 158,838  (51.4%)

Albany County,NY real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Albany County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,754 ($42,935 in 1999)

This county:

$61,754
New York:

$62,909

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $842 (lower quartile is $663, upper quartile is $1,085)
This county:

$842
State:

$1086


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $221,500 (it was $113,100 in 2000)
Albany:

$221,500
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,700 - $302,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $256,246
Here:

$256,246
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $182,380
Here:

$182,380
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $155,802
Here:

$155,802
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,172
Here:

$148,172
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $317,178
Here:

$317,178
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $450,208
Here:

$450,208
State:

$72,941
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,630
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $608

Institutionalized population: 3,059

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 12

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 73
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 385 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2008: 300 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2009: 265 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2010: 260 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2011: 186 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2012: 246 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2013: 341 buildings, average cost: $266,200
  • 2014: 369 buildings, average cost: $240,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Albany, NY residents
Average permit cost in Albany, NY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,656 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,224 (2.0%)

Albany County household income distribution in 2013 Albany County home values distribution in 2013 Albany County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.2%
Albany County:

12.2%
New York:

14.7%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 32.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.3% for other race residents, 28.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.9 years old
(Males: 36.6 years old, Females: 39.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.3 years old, Black residents: 30.5 years old, American Indian residents: 26.8 years old, Asian residents: 29.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.7 years old, Other race residents: 24.8 years old)

Area name: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Albany County is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $715 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $856 a month.

Cities in this county include: Albany, Guilderland, Bethlehem, Cohoes, Watervliet, New Scotland, Delmar, Colonie, Westmere, Menands.

Albany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Berne town161914 - 264638 - 55
Bethlehem town2140.60.4 - 0.987 - 10
Coeymans town401713 - 224842 - 54
Cohoes city6064 - 92622 - 31
Colonie town37854 - 51918 - 21
Green Island town283 - 153017 - 44
Guilderland town24686 - 92523 - 28
Knox town16149 - 204233 - 51
New Scotland town1813229 - 355855 - 61
Rensselaerville town1284 - 132819 - 37
Watervliet city4063 - 93226 - 37
Westerlo town21127 - 173527 - 43
Albany county14955 20 

2012 air pollution in Albany County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.267 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Columbia County , Cedar County, Nebraska , Grant County, Wisconsin , Floyd County, Iowa , Jo Daviess County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 28,317
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 42.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 33,003 (51.3% naturalized citizens)

Albany County:

10.7%
Whole state:

23.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 10,1162010 or later
  • 7,7632000 to 2009
  • 5,4801990 to 1999
  • 4,0111980 to 1989
  • 2,4871970 to 1979
  • 5,163Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.0%

Albany County marital status for males Albany County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 67,732
  • One, attached: 5,880
  • Two: 23,011
  • 3 or 4: 15,400
  • 5 to 9: 7,386
  • 10 to 19: 5,528
  • 20 to 49: 2,704
  • 50 or more: 9,605
  • Mobile homes: 2,276

Housing units in Albany County with a mortgage: 44,269 (707 second mortgage, 6,316 home equity loan, 79 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23,949

Here:

65.7% with mortgage
State:

61.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Albany County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic85,26729
Mainline Protestant17,18878
Evangelical Protestant15,87372
Other14,47231
Black Protestant2,73911
Orthodox2,0259
None166,640-
Albany County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Albany County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
This 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.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 303
This county:

10.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Albany County:

7.8%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Albany County:

25.6%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Albany County:

Average size of farms: 143 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,990
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $297.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.99%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $50,873
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.40%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $58,939
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.31%
Corn for grain: 1506 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 199 harvested acres
Vegetables: 529 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 435 acres

Earthquake activity:

Albany County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% 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 92.7 miles away from Albany County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.1 miles away from Albany County 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 91.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3341: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3341, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 31, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1827: March 04, 2009, FEMA Id: 1827, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 31, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3299: December 18, 2008, FEMA Id: 3299, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1692: April 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 2004 to June 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1534: August 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1534, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3184: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 3184, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Albany County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • India (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Pakistan (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Poland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Albany County


  • Irish (12%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • American (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Albany County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 179,739 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 18,667 (8.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12,109 (5.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 80 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 51 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 24 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,388 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 975 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 7,608 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 7,302 (3.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Albany County, New York in 2000:

  • 9,037 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,027 people in nursing homes
  • 727 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 602 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 467 people in religious group quarters
  • 311 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 298 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 247 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 196 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 167 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 117 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 108 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 87 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 57 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 49 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 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

People in group quarters in Albany County, New York in 2010:

  • 11,639 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,831 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 680 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 671 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 612 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 420 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 330 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 293 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 290 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 125 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 113 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,982.

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
New York average:

5.06%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($192 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

4.42% relocated from other counties in New York ($27,327 average AGI)
1.68% relocated from other states ($12,084 average AGI)
Albany County:

1.68%
New York average:

2.01%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rensselaer County, NY  1.24% ($38,340 average AGI)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.67% ($38,260)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.66% ($41,402)
from Greene County, NY  0.15% ($36,027)
from Kings County, NY  0.10% ($31,048)
from Columbia County, NY  0.09% ($41,741)
from Queens County, NY  0.08% ($37,521)


6.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
New York average:

5.46%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($401 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

4.32% relocated to other counties in New York ($26,015 average AGI)
2.28% relocated to other states ($19,369 average AGI)
Albany County:

2.28%
New York average:

2.38%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rensselaer County, NY  1.26% ($35,930 average AGI)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.78% ($53,005)
to Schenectady County, NY  0.77% ($38,453)
to New York County, NY  0.15% ($41,896)
to Kings County, NY  0.12% ($31,623)
to Greene County, NY  0.12% ($37,121)
to Columbia County, NY  0.08% ($43,442)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Albany County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Albany County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Albany County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Albany County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Albany County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Albany County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Albany County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Albany County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Albany County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 47,440 (39,545 aged, 7,895 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,830 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Albany County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,933)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,903)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,897)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,853)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,300)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,251)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,122)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,022)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (929)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (741)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.34
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,077
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 444
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,412

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,014
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 967
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 66
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 126

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 32.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 18.7
  • Other - 13.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 69.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 27.9
  • Suffocation - 21.6
  • Poisoning - 11.0
  • Other - 9.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 308,846
  • In family households: 218,999 (34,394 male householders, 34,728 female householders)
    49,754 spouses, 80,137 children (75,451 natural, 2,023 adopted, 2,663 stepchildren), 2,959 grandchildren, 2,748 brothers or sisters, 4,297 parents, 4,527 other relatives, 5,455 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 72,845 (25,552 male householders (19,142 living alone)), 30,655 female householders (24,907 living alone)), 16,638 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 17,002

Size of family households: 32,441 2-persons, 16,822 3-persons, 11,737 4-persons, 5,773 5-persons, 1,802 6-persons, 547 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 44,049 1-person, 9,926 2-persons, 1,581 3-persons, 472 4-persons, 144 5-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

33,836 married couples with children.
19,093 single-parent households (3,233 men, 15,860 women).

87.0% of residents of Albany speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,019,630,000 ($16,820 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $216,808,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,132,676,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $480,100,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,922,000
Federal grants: $2,938,097,000
Federal procurement contracts: $129,184,000 ($53,376,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $323,651,000 ($67,789,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,007,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $130,694,000
Federal Government insurance: $91,021,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 16,978
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 15,001
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,578
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,387
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Albany County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 48.18 millions of gallons per day (21% from ground, 79% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built in Albany County, New York
  • Year house built in Albany County, New York
  • 1,1592014 or later
  • 2,6862010 to 2013
  • 7,9562000 to 2009
  • 11,4161990 to 1999
  • 15,3371980 to 1989
  • 16,5631970 to 1979
  • 13,4321960 to 1969
  • 17,6881950 to 1959
  • 9,0971940 to 1949
  • 44,1881939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Albany County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Albany County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Albany County, New York
  • 2851 room
  • 1332 rooms
  • 7983 rooms
  • 3,9184 rooms
  • 9,0655 rooms
  • 14,8206 rooms
  • 15,4147 rooms
  • 10,0908 rooms
  • 13,6959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany County, New York
  • 1,7641 room
  • 3,9622 rooms
  • 13,4793 rooms
  • 15,9814 rooms
  • 8,9135 rooms
  • 7,8536 rooms
  • 2,8177 rooms
  • 1,2438 rooms
  • 1,0999+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Albany County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Albany County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Albany County, New York
  • 285no bedroom
  • 8461 bedroom
  • 10,7632 bedrooms
  • 31,4583 bedrooms
  • 20,7724 bedrooms
  • 4,0945+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany County, New York
  • 2,242no bedroom
  • 19,5631 bedroom
  • 21,3912 bedrooms
  • 11,3703 bedrooms
  • 1,8014 bedrooms
  • 7445+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Albany County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Albany County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Albany County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,855no vehicle
  • 19,7671 vehicle
  • 32,1482 vehicles
  • 10,4343 vehicles
  • 2,6924 vehicles
  • 1,3225+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Albany County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Albany County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 15,927no vehicle
  • 25,7871 vehicle
  • 12,8132 vehicles
  • 1,9753 vehicles
  • 5424 vehicles
  • 675+ vehicles

82.6% of Albany County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in New York.

Albany County:

82.6%
State average:

89.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 228,946
  • Other state: 42,412
  • Northeast: 18,774
  • Midwest: 6,977
  • South: 12,602
  • West: 4,059
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Albany County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.5%Utility gas
  • 10.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Electricity
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,154
Here:

12.2%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,682
Here:

11.9%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,261
Here:

22.4%
New York:

34.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Albany County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $27,958,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $9,182,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $29,870,000
    Air Transportation: $23,930,000
    Regular Highways: $9,198,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $93,606,000
    General - Other: $59,650,000
    Health - Other: $42,983,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,441,000
    Air Transportation: $27,148,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,513,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,453,000
    Police Protection: $11,861,000
    Regular Highways: $10,825,000
    Sewerage: $8,430,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,011,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,458,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,309,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,284,000
    Financial Administration: $3,081,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,523,000
    Housing and Community Development: $186,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,359,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $86,599,000
    Other Higher Education: $6,122,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $61,162,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,955,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,216,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $875,000
    General - Other: $705,000
    Correctional Institutions: $154,000
    Central Staff Services: $80,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $72,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
    Corrections - Other: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $114,734,000

Albany County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $51,747,000
    Air Transportation: $42,099,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,017,000
    Sewerage: $1,010,000
    Parking Facilities: $343,000
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $15,151,000
    All Other: $1,786,000
    Highways: $1,063,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,181,000
    Highways: $1,004,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,003,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,158,000
    Rents: $1,144,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $631,000
    Sale of Property: $103,000
    Special Assessments: $25,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $89,260,000
    Health and Hospitals: $24,250,000
    All Other: $11,989,000
    Highways: $2,045,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $217,418,000
    Property: $73,431,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,284,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,326,000
    NEC: $325,000
    Other License: $6,000

Albany County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $369,578,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $355,317,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,965,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,605,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,389,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,585,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,225,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,128,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,502,000
    Beginning: $701,000

Albany County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,267,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,445,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,069,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,759
  • Number of aged recipients: 777
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,982
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,128
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,278
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,353
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,684
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,285
Albany County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Albany County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 73 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 ORIGINATED1,049$170,9921,467$190,3184,528$167,320424$49,14924$695,583258$140,04719$70,579
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED84$160,226174$188,609528$170,71275$50,3731$16,100,00040$117,27510$62,300
APPLICATIONS DENIED134$147,022248$152,9191,506$175,645321$38,8502$325,000171$126,46225$67,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN113$154,504143$193,042994$175,57440$89,1755$2,084,40055$136,8002$109,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS31$162,41949$190,510199$176,60316$97,1250$011$130,8180$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 69 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED297$215,397183$214,1152$312,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED90$191,98966$217,7588$127,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$213,62230$213,9330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$213,77327$204,7780$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$182,0003$180,6672$151,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Albany, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Albany, NY - Value
Most common first names in Albany County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3,24080.9 years
John3,08773.9 years
William2,32774.1 years
Joseph1,84674.8 years
Margaret1,47680.6 years
Helen1,46080.7 years
James1,43272.5 years
Anna1,31283.0 years
George1,27175.4 years
Edward1,20873.8 years
Most common last names in Albany County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith73775.8 years
Miller36377.3 years
Brown30174.1 years
Johnson29573.2 years
Murphy29078.0 years
Jones27772.2 years
Williams27074.5 years
Ryan21776.3 years
Martin21076.0 years
Kelly18977.3 years
Businesses in Albany County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDO2Johnny Rockets1
AT&T11Jones New York3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys1
Abercrombie Kids1Justice3
Ace Hardware2KFC3
Advance Auto Parts4Kmart1
Aeropostale3Kohl's1
American Eagle Outfitters3Kroger1
Ann Taylor2La-Z-Boy2
Apple Store1Lane Bryant2
Arby's3Lane Furniture6
Ascend Collection1LensCrafters2
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Bakers1Macy's2
Bally Total Fitness1Marriott7
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's11
Baymont Inn1Men's Wearhouse1
Bebe1Motel 62
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity4
Ben & Jerry's1New Balance6
Best Western2New York & Co2
Brookstone1Nike36
Budget Car Rental2Nissan1
Burger King7OfficeMax2
Buybuy BABY1Old Navy1
CVS13Olive Garden1
Cache1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's1Payless4
Chipotle1Penske1
Clarks1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut4
Curves1Plato's Closet1
DHL1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1Pottery Barn1
Days Inn2Pottery Barn Kids1
Deb1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry2Quiznos2
Dennys1RadioShack5
Domino's Pizza1Ramada1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Red Roof Inn1
Dunkin Donuts27Rite Aid13
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
Eddie Bauer1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express2Sears2
Extended Stay America1Sephora2
Famous Footwear2Skechers USA1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts2
FedEx57Sprint Nextel9
Finish Line1Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Starbucks10
Foot Locker2Subaru1
Ford2Subway27
Forever 211Super 81
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T-Mobile8
GNC6T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop3Taco Bell3
Gap2Talbots2
Gymboree1Target1
H&M1The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block9The Limited1
Haagen-Dazs1Tim Hortons2
Haworth1Torrid1
Hilton3Toys"R"Us2
Holiday Inn4Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1True Value4
Home Depot2U-Haul9
Honda1UPS68
Hot Topic1Vans4
Houlihan's1Verizon Wireless6
Howard Johnson1Victoria's Secret2
Hyundai1Walgreens3
IHOP1Walmart1
J.Crew1Wendy's4
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
JoS. A. Bank1YMCA4

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  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"