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Albany, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $189,500 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Albany:

$189,500
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $139,800 - $246,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $203,050
Here:

$203,050
State:

$393,458

Townhouses or other attached units: $211,592
Here:

$211,592
State:

$728,436

In 2-unit structures: $195,178
Here:

$195,178
State:

$650,471

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,274
Here:

$154,274
State:

$808,879

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $387,028
Here:

$387,028
State:

$916,967

Albany,NY index of house prices

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

Houses: 50,381 (42,408 occupied: 16,998 owner occupied, 25,410 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

46%

Housing density: 2,357 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $138,914.

Median contract rent in 2019: $874 (lower quartile is $713, upper quartile is $1,144)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,897


Median gross rent in Albany, NY in 2019: $983

Housing units in Albany with a mortgage: 11,950 (139 second mortgage, 1,170 home equity loan, 109 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,048

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $100,805

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $66,776

Median monthly housing costs: $1,069


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Albany, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1943

Median year apartment built: 1954

Household type by relationship:

Households: 96,460
  • Male householders: 17,912 (8,570 living alone), Female householders: 24,496 (9,270 living alone)
  • 10,561 spouses (10,123 opposite-sex spouses), 3,778 unmarried partners, (3,778 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 20,005 children (18,199 natural, 710 adopted, 1,096 stepchildren), 396 grandchildren, 852 brothers or sisters, 935 parents, 30 foster children, 1,535 other relatives, 5,968 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 9,992

Size of family households: 7,552 2-persons, 4,496 3-persons, 3,944 4-persons, 1,086 5-persons, 295 6-persons, 566 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,840 1-person, 5,027 2-persons, 1,137 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 383 5-persons.

6,451 married couples with children.
7,965 single-parent households (1,007 men, 6,958 women).

82.5% of residents of Albany speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
5.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 13,708 (14.2%)
(50.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Albany, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Albany, New York
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1,0891 bedroom
  • 3,7692 bedrooms
  • 8,1773 bedrooms
  • 2,7864 bedrooms
  • 1,1775+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York
  • 1,505no bedroom
  • 7,5381 bedroom
  • 9,9412 bedrooms
  • 5,3693 bedrooms
  • 1,0574 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Albany in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Albany in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,158no vehicle
  • 7,3171 vehicle
  • 6,2572 vehicles
  • 1,9713 vehicles
  • 2954 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Albany in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Albany in renter-occupied apartments
  • 7,356no vehicle
  • 12,2601 vehicle
  • 4,5032 vehicles
  • 8783 vehicles
  • 4134 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Albany, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Albany, New York
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1,3883 rooms
  • 1,3674 rooms
  • 2,3745 rooms
  • 4,5076 rooms
  • 2,6687 rooms
  • 2,3828 rooms
  • 2,3129+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York
  • 1,3631 room
  • 1,8212 rooms
  • 4,5293 rooms
  • 8,1004 rooms
  • 4,5585 rooms
  • 3,6216 rooms
  • 1,1337 rooms
  • 2858 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 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
  • Albany, NY household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Albany, NY in 2019
  • 4,212Less than $10,000
  • 5,013$10,000 to $19,999
  • 4,620$20,000 to $29,999
  • 4,442$30,000 to $39,999
  • 3,334$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2,449$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,562$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,206$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,452$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,198$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,311$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,609$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Albany, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Albany, NY in 2019
  • 189Less than $10,000
  • 145$10,000 to $14,999
  • 19$15,000 to $19,999
  • 136$20,000 to $24,999
  • 80$25,000 to $29,999
  • 16$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9$35,000 to $39,999
  • 176$40,000 to $49,999
  • 164$50,000 to $59,999
  • 267$60,000 to $69,999
  • 351$70,000 to $79,999
  • 381$80,000 to $89,999
  • 563$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,156$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,159$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,149$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,791$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,053$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,705$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,097$300,000 to $399,999
  • 186$400,000 to $499,999
  • 219$500,000 to $749,999
  • 156$750,000 to $999,999
  • 72$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 22$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Albany, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Albany, NY in 2019
  • 236$100 to $149
  • 483$150 to $199
  • 218$200 to $249
  • 416$250 to $299
  • 196$300 to $349
  • 713$350 to $399
  • 835$400 to $449
  • 189$450 to $499
  • 627$500 to $549
  • 96$550 to $599
  • 529$600 to $649
  • 1,297$650 to $699
  • 1,409$700 to $749
  • 2,671$750 to $799
  • 3,381$800 to $899
  • 2,761$900 to $999
  • 4,488$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,002$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,799$1,500 to $1,999
  • 194$2,000 to $2,499
  • 114$2,500 to $2,999
  • 71$3,000 to $3,499
  • 122$3,500 or more
  • 563No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.5%
Number of people working at home: 2,880 (5.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 853
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,889
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,519
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 13,535
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 9,016
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,062
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,124
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 142
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 469
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,563
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 823
  • 90 or more minutes: 577
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Albany

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 91,237 (77.8%)
  • Carpooled: 9,963 (8.5%)
  • Bus: 6,929 (5.9%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 30 (0.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 293 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 77 (0.1%)
  • Taxi: 1,037 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 333 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 4,469 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 2,880 (2.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.6%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 0.9%Males
  • 11.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 7.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 1.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.0%Males
  • 20.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 12.2%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Albany, New York
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Albany, New York
  • 6,1342010 or later
  • 2,8182000 to 2009
  • 1,8121990 to 1999
  • 1,9971980 to 1989
  • 8251970 to 1979
  • 1,691Before 1970
Ancestries in Albany, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 3,353 (6.9%)
  • Irish: 3,157 (6.5%)
  • German: 1,317 (2.7%)
  • American: 1,272 (2.6%)
  • Jamaican: 1,132 (2.3%)
  • English: 839 (1.7%)
  • Polish: 765 (1.6%)
  • European: 756 (1.6%)
  • Guyanese: 533 (1.1%)
  • Afghan: 502 (1.0%)
  • African: 444 (0.9%)
  • Eastern European: 369 (0.8%)
  • Haitian: 332 (0.7%)
  • French Canadian: 274 (0.6%)
  • Albanian: 257 (0.5%)
  • Russian: 242 (0.5%)
  • Greek: 233 (0.5%)
  • French: 178 (0.4%)
  • Ukrainian: 175 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 167 (0.3%)
  • Dutch: 157 (0.3%)
  • Nigerian: 143 (0.3%)
  • Scottish: 117 (0.2%)
  • Yugoslavian: 117 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 115 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 115 (0.2%)
  • Northern European: 107 (0.2%)
  • Austrian: 106 (0.2%)
  • Iraqi: 103 (0.2%)
  • Barbadian: 101 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 97 (0.2%)
  • Egyptian: 79 (0.2%)
  • Ghanaian: 72 (0.1%)
  • British: 69 (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 49 (0.1%)
  • Macedonian: 48 (0.10%)
  • Lithuanian: 47 (0.10%)
  • Sudanese: 47 (0.10%)
  • British West Indian: 47 (0.10%)
  • Kenyan: 47 (0.10%)
  • Swedish: 46 (0.10%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 46 (0.10%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 45 (0.09%)
  • Moroccan: 43 (0.09%)
  • South African: 39 (0.08%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 34 (0.07%)
  • Armenian: 32 (0.07%)
  • Welsh: 31 (0.06%)
  • Slovak: 31 (0.06%)
  • Lebanese: 31 (0.06%)
  • Croatian: 31 (0.06%)
  • Danish: 30 (0.06%)
  • Hungarian: 29 (0.06%)
  • Finnish: 23 (0.05%)
  • Arab: 20 (0.04%)
  • Portuguese: 20 (0.04%)
  • Palestinian: 20 (0.04%)
  • Celtic: 17 (0.04%)
  • Bulgarian: 17 (0.04%)
  • Latvian: 17 (0.04%)
  • Israeli: 16 (0.03%)
  • Serbian: 14 (0.03%)
  • Brazilian: 12 (0.02%)
  • Czech: 5 (0.01%)

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

Jamaica
Albany:

7.4% (1,010)
New York:

5.2% (228,914)

Pakistan
Albany:

7.1% (972)
New York:

1.4% (61,621)

Guyana
Albany:

6.2% (844)
New York:

3.6% (159,877)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Albany:

6.0% (829)
New York:

9.1% (403,478)

Philippines
Albany:

5.7% (777)
New York:

2.0% (88,012)

India
Albany:

4.9% (666)
New York:

3.6% (161,045)

Ecuador
Albany:

4.8% (655)
New York:

3.9% (170,574)

Burma
Albany:

4.3% (593)
New York:

0.3% (14,094)

Dominican Republic
Albany:

3.9% (539)
New York:

11.2% (496,813)

Afghanistan
Albany:

3.8% (521)
New York:

0.2% (7,551)

Canada
Albany:

2.3% (309)
New York:

1.2% (54,762)

Korea
Albany:

2.2% (295)
New York:

2.0% (88,703)

Iraq
Albany:

2.0% (269)
New York:

0.1% (5,615)

Italy
Albany:

1.8% (252)
New York:

2.0% (90,514)

Albania
Albany:

1.8% (241)
New York:

0.5% (23,291)

Germany
Albany:

1.6% (222)
New York:

1.0% (42,610)

Colombia
Albany:

1.6% (222)
New York:

2.4% (104,023)

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

  • This state: 67,607
  • Other state: 13,957
  • Northeast: 5,844
  • Midwest: 2,418
  • South: 4,485
  • West: 1,210

77.6% of Albany residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35.7% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83.6% lived in New York.


Albany:

77.6%
State average:

89.5%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 477
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 239
  • 5th and 6th grade: 434
  • 7th and 8th grade: 657
  • 9th grade: 293
  • 10th grade: 1,008
  • 11th grade: 463
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 556
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,668
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,357
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,548
  • Associate degree: 2,365
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,058
  • Master's degree: 3,232
  • Professional school degree: 879
  • Doctorate degree: 209
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 887
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 135
  • 5th and 6th grade: 273
  • 7th and 8th grade: 152
  • 9th grade: 796
  • 10th grade: 1,002
  • 11th grade: 605
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 416
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,300
  • Less than 1 year of college: 694
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,489
  • Associate degree: 3,936
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,018
  • Master's degree: 5,923
  • Professional school degree: 740
  • Doctorate degree: 572
Educational Attainment for Females
Albany marital status for males
Albany marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,209
  • One, attached: 2,184
  • Two: 13,504
  • 3 or 4: 7,971
  • 5 to 9: 4,994
  • 10 to 19: 1,851
  • 20 to 49: 1,828
  • 50 or more: 4,613
  • Mobile homes: 227

Median worth of mobile homes: $167,735

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 1.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Albany
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Albany, NY
  • 78.3%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Albany, NY
  • 61.3%Utility gas
  • 33.0%Electricity
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 678
Here:

10.1%
New York:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 308
Here:

10.4%
New York:

14.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,100
Here:

29.1%
New York:

37.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
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