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Albany, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Albany,NY index of house prices

Total population: 98,566 (Urban population: 95,658, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 45,288 (40,709 occupied: 14,550 owner occupied, 27,693 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

66%
State:

47%

Housing density: 2,118 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $173,337.

Median contract rent in 2015: $479 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $594)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $731


Median gross rent in Albany, NY in 2015: $570

Housing units in Albany with a mortgage: 7,129 (536 second mortgage, 778 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,120

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $72,962

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $52,879

Median monthly housing costs: $908


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Albany, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $172,600 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Albany:

$172,600
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $112,900 - $228,500

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $193,002
Here:

$193,002
State:

$344,789

Townhouses or other attached units: $144,291
Here:

$144,291
State:

$553,457

In 2-unit structures: $125,954
Here:

$125,954
State:

$524,046

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $173,216
Here:

$173,216
State:

$600,393

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $183,721
Here:

$183,721
State:

$779,069
Median year house/condo built: 1948

Median year apartment built: 1939

Household type by relationship:

Households: 85,761
  • In family households: 56,790 (10,091 male householders, 8,458 female householders)
    10,688 spouses, 21,413 children (20,287 natural, 524 adopted, 602 stepchildren), 1,331 grandchildren, 1,010 brothers or sisters, 561 parents, 1,064 other relatives, 2,174 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28,971 (10,566 male householders (7,921 living alone)), 11,657 female householders (9,158 living alone)), 6,748 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,897 (2,067 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,093 2-persons, 4,756 3-persons, 3,146 4-persons, 1,628 5-persons, 713 6-persons, 213 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,079 1-person, 3,837 2-persons, 1,005 3-persons, 262 4-persons, 40 5-persons.

7,469 married couples with children.
9,089 single-parent households (1,107 men, 7,982 women).

86.8% of residents of Albany speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
5.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 8,222 (8.6%)
(51.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

3.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Albany, New York:

  • 23no bedroom
  • 4051 bedroom
  • 2,9032 bedrooms
  • 8,0623 bedrooms
  • 2,9224 bedrooms
  • 9975+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Albany population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York:

  • 1,930no bedroom
  • 8,8251 bedroom
  • 8,0162 bedrooms
  • 5,6833 bedrooms
  • 7224 bedrooms
  • 2215+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Albany population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Albany in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,469no vehicle
  • 6,8611 vehicle
  • 5,7092 vehicles
  • 1,0583 vehicles
  • 1704 vehicles
  • 455+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Albany population

Cars and other vehicles available in Albany in renter-occupied apartments

  • 9,784no vehicle
  • 10,9701 vehicle
  • 3,6952 vehicles
  • 7733 vehicles
  • 904 vehicles
  • 855+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Albany population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Albany, New York:

  • 91 room
  • 492 rooms
  • 3593 rooms
  • 7684 rooms
  • 2,5755 rooms
  • 4,6786 rooms
  • 2,9547 rooms
  • 1,8808 rooms
  • 2,0409+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Albany population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York:

  • 1,4821 room
  • 2,7352 rooms
  • 5,5773 rooms
  • 5,3934 rooms
  • 4,3485 rooms
  • 4,0596 rooms
  • 1,1527 rooms
  • 4168 rooms
  • 2359+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Albany population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Albany, NY household income distribution

  • 7,009Less than $10,000
  • 3,712$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,367$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3,146$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,127$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,580$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,332$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,000$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,732$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,043$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,962$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,977$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,263$100,000 to $124,999
  • 611$125,000 to $149,999
  • 573$150,000 to $199,999
  • 338$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Albany, NY

  • 58Less than $10,000
  • 87$10,000 to $14,999
  • 42$15,000 to $19,999
  • 165$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 122$30,000 to $34,999
  • 15$35,000 to $39,999
  • 193$40,000 to $49,999
  • 113$50,000 to $59,999
  • 181$60,000 to $69,999
  • 382$70,000 to $79,999
  • 769$80,000 to $89,999
  • 416$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,315$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,222$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,354$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,183$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,282$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,073$250,000 to $299,999
  • 737$300,000 to $399,999
  • 198$400,000 to $499,999
  • 174$500,000 to $749,999
  • 42$750,000 to $999,999
  • 20$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 21$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Albany, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Albany, NY
  • 156Less than $100
  • 766$100 to $149
  • 421$150 to $199
  • 739$200 to $249
  • 448$250 to $299
  • 258$300 to $349
  • 395$350 to $399
  • 417$400 to $449
  • 269$450 to $499
  • 1,412$500 to $549
  • 1,350$550 to $599
  • 1,530$600 to $649
  • 3,106$650 to $699
  • 2,372$700 to $749
  • 1,810$750 to $799
  • 3,559$800 to $899
  • 3,581$900 to $999
  • 2,981$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,216$1,250 to $1,499
  • 319$1,500 to $1,999
  • 73$2,000 to $2,499
  • 76$2,500 to $2,999
  • 90$3,500 or more
  • 349No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,2581995 to March 2000
  • 1,4511990 to 1994
  • 1,1811985 to 1989
  • 8161980 to 1984
  • 3961975 to 1979
  • 4291970 to 1974
  • 4511965 to 1969
  • 1,240Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Albany population
Albany commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,306
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,221
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9,153
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,674
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,695
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,903
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4,024
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 467
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 584
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,060
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 974
  • 90 or more minutes: 518
Albany, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.0%
Number of people working at home: 1,026 (2.4% of all workers)

Albany mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 26,351 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 4,757 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5,253 (12%)
  • Subway or elevated: 31 (0%)
  • Railroad: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 295 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 150 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,611 (11%)
  • Other means: 117 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,026 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 26,549
 Irish: 12,650
 Italian: 10,061
 German: 5,650
 English: 2,804
 Polish: 2,570
 United States or American: 2,356
 Subsaharan African:: 1,764
 French (except Basque): 1,579
 Russian: 1,516
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 1,512
 African: 1,148
 Jamaican: 1,004
 Dutch: 798
 French Canadian: 772
 Scottish: 661
 Scotch-Irish: 540
 European: 496
 Ukrainian: 493
 Greek: 461
 Arab:: 347
 Welsh: 246
 Hungarian: 244
 Swedish: 232
 Austrian: 231
 British: 227
 Guyanese: 226
 Ghanian: 210
 Norwegian: 180
 Lithuanian: 175
 Eastern European: 161
 Haitian: 158
 West Indian: 149
 Arab/Arabic: 147
 Portuguese: 146
 Canadian: 138
 Czechoslovakian: 126
 Armenian: 117
 Albanian: 111
 Sudanese: 105
 Nigerian: 103
 Swiss: 98
 Danish: 97
 Yugoslavian: 87
 Israeli: 87
 Other Subsaharan African: 78
 Finnish: 77
 Czech: 74
 British West Indian: 71
 Romanian: 71
 Lebanese: 70
 Egyptian: 67
 Slovak: 66
 Barbadian: 61
 Croatian: 57
 Bulgarian: 55
 Maltese: 53
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 53
 Afghan: 50
 Slavic: 50
 Iranian: 48
 Celtic: 41
 Northern European: 37
 Latvian: 34
 Syrian: 29
 Liberian: 28
 Kenyan: 25
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 23
 Ethiopian: 22
 Basque: 22
 Scandinavian: 21
 Turkish: 19
 Zimbabwean: 18
 Australian: 18
 Belgian: 17
 Palestinian: 15
 South African: 14
 Ugandan: 13
 Brazilian: 13
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 12
 German Russian: 12
 Moroccan: 11
 Serbian: 11
 Macedonian: 8
 Other Arab: 8
 Alsatian: 6
 Other West Indian: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 11%Jamaica
  • 7%Italy
  • 5%Dominican Republic
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Vietnam
  • 4%India
  • 3%Germany

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

  • This state: 71,533
  • Northeast: 5,661
  • Midwest: 1,894
  • South: 6,047
  • West: 1,114

46% of Albany residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in New York.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 287
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 106
  • 5th and 6th grade: 301
  • 7th and 8th grade: 654
  • 9th grade: 748
  • 10th grade: 750
  • 11th grade: 665
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,203
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,112
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,393
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,975
  • Associate degree: 2,052
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,026
  • Master's degree: 2,544
  • Professional school degree: 1,292
  • Doctorate degree: 671

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 276
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 190
  • 5th and 6th grade: 299
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,135
  • 9th grade: 764
  • 10th grade: 1,037
  • 11th grade: 1,038
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,504
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,120
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,640
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,423
  • Associate degree: 2,693
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,980
  • Master's degree: 3,284
  • Professional school degree: 720
  • Doctorate degree: 457

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 11.4%Males
  • 10.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.4%Males
  • 14.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 19.1%Males
  • 16.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 20.0%Males
  • 20.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 16.1%Males
  • 14.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 21.4%Males
  • 11.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 22.3%Males
  • 18.0%Females
Albany marital status for males
Albany marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,188
  • One, attached: 2,133
  • Two: 12,490
  • 3 or 4: 7,595
  • 5 to 9: 3,761
  • 10 to 19: 2,150
  • 20 to 49: 977
  • 50 or more: 3,964
  • Mobile homes: 30

Median worth of mobile homes: $192,127

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Albany:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 81.7%Utility gas
  • 12.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 62.7%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 6.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,425
Here:

16.6%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 733
Here:

17.1%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,920
Here:

21.8%
New York:

38.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)