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Albany, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $177,100 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Albany:

$177,100
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $135,800 - $238,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $189,330
Here:

$189,330
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $191,219
Here:

$191,219
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $171,428
Here:

$171,428
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $170,353
Here:

$170,353
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,916
Here:

$109,916
State:

$879,902

Albany,NY index of house prices

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

Houses: 48,019 (39,646 occupied: 14,755 owner occupied, 24,891 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

63%
State:

46%

Housing density: 2,246 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $171,762.

Median contract rent in 2017: $479 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $594)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $940


Median gross rent in Albany, NY in 2017: $570

Housing units in Albany with a mortgage: 9,242 (34 second mortgage, 1,389 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,513

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $97,644

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $56,677

Median monthly housing costs: $1,023


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Albany, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1944

Median year apartment built: 1948

Household type by relationship:

Households: 98,252
  • In family households: 54,597 (7,160 male householders, 9,652 female householders)
    9,149 spouses, 22,003 children (21,550 natural, 240 adopted, 213 stepchildren), 2,087 grandchildren, 938 brothers or sisters, 1,193 parents, 926 other relatives, 1,489 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 33,004 (11,783 male householders (8,242 living alone)), 11,051 female householders (8,209 living alone)), 10,170 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,651

Size of family households: 7,925 2-persons, 3,819 3-persons, 2,525 4-persons, 1,447 5-persons, 975 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,451 1-person, 4,589 2-persons, 1,092 3-persons, 576 4-persons, 126 5-persons.

6,839 married couples with children.
9,304 single-parent households (2,022 men, 7,282 women).

82.1% of residents of Albany speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
5.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 15,064 (15.3%)
(52.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
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
  • 4191 bedroom
  • 2,6362 bedrooms
  • 7,0343 bedrooms
  • 3,1554 bedrooms
  • 1,5115+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York
  • 1,305no bedroom
  • 8,1611 bedroom
  • 8,3862 bedrooms
  • 5,3033 bedrooms
  • 1,6694 bedrooms
  • 675+ 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
  • 900no vehicle
  • 5,6531 vehicle
  • 6,7452 vehicles
  • 1,2113 vehicles
  • 1924 vehicles
  • 545+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Albany in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Albany in renter-occupied apartments
  • 10,877no vehicle
  • 9,7821 vehicle
  • 3,5372 vehicles
  • 3723 vehicles
  • 2564 vehicles
  • 675+ 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
  • 1972 rooms
  • 523 rooms
  • 5334 rooms
  • 2,8435 rooms
  • 3,9416 rooms
  • 2,5687 rooms
  • 2,1098 rooms
  • 2,5129+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albany, New York
  • 9791 room
  • 2,6802 rooms
  • 5,6013 rooms
  • 4,9254 rooms
  • 5,0565 rooms
  • 3,7806 rooms
  • 1,1057 rooms
  • 3678 rooms
  • 3989+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 4,677Less than $10,000
  • 4,343$10,000 to $19,999
  • 4,279$20,000 to $29,999
  • 3,493$30,000 to $39,999
  • 3,270$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,036$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,435$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,344$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,378$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,769$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,994$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,628$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Albany, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Albany, NY in 2017
  • 113Less than $10,000
  • 29$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$15,000 to $19,999
  • 41$20,000 to $24,999
  • 39$25,000 to $29,999
  • 103$30,000 to $34,999
  • 73$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12$40,000 to $49,999
  • 203$50,000 to $59,999
  • 192$60,000 to $69,999
  • 329$70,000 to $79,999
  • 311$80,000 to $89,999
  • 227$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,035$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,844$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,159$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,061$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,544$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,158$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,154$300,000 to $399,999
  • 273$400,000 to $499,999
  • 197$500,000 to $749,999
  • 93$750,000 to $999,999
  • 40$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 5$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Albany, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Albany, NY in 2017
  • 486$100 to $149
  • 394$150 to $199
  • 1,340$200 to $249
  • 195$250 to $299
  • 127$300 to $349
  • 375$350 to $399
  • 639$400 to $449
  • 273$450 to $499
  • 550$500 to $549
  • 323$550 to $599
  • 1,721$600 to $649
  • 753$650 to $699
  • 1,369$700 to $749
  • 1,556$750 to $799
  • 3,673$800 to $899
  • 3,153$900 to $999
  • 5,122$1,000 to $1,249
  • 998$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,213$1,500 to $1,999
  • 130$2,000 to $2,499
  • 76$3,500 or more
  • 425No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.2%
Number of people working at home: 1,276 (2.7% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,477
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,658
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 10,514
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 11,280
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,498
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,033
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,166
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 400
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 774
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,634
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 711
  • 90 or more minutes: 326
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Albany

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 90,645 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 9,343 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7,803 (7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 58 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 59 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,166 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 539 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,958 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,240 (1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 3.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.6%Males
  • 11.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 27.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 5.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 15.7%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
  • 6,1122010 or later
  • 3,0592000 to 2009
  • 1,8921990 to 1999
  • 1,9971980 to 1989
  • 8251970 to 1979
  • 1,691Before 1970
Ancestries in Albany, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 4,116 (7.7%)
  • Irish: 3,669 (6.9%)
  • German: 1,947 (3.7%)
  • Jamaican: 1,240 (2.3%)
  • American: 1,166 (2.2%)
  • English: 977 (1.8%)
  • Polish: 938 (1.8%)
  • European: 568 (1.1%)
  • African: 552 (1.0%)
  • Greek: 385 (0.7%)
  • Eastern European: 380 (0.7%)
  • Guyanese: 344 (0.6%)
  • Russian: 261 (0.5%)
  • French: 238 (0.4%)
  • Haitian: 235 (0.4%)
  • Scottish: 227 (0.4%)
  • Iraqi: 220 (0.4%)
  • French Canadian: 211 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 198 (0.4%)
  • Dutch: 189 (0.4%)
  • Albanian: 165 (0.3%)
  • West Indian: 160 (0.3%)
  • Barbadian: 152 (0.3%)
  • Egyptian: 148 (0.3%)
  • Romanian: 121 (0.2%)
  • Yugoslavian: 114 (0.2%)
  • Ghanaian: 110 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 110 (0.2%)
  • Afghan: 108 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 106 (0.2%)
  • Kenyan: 104 (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 86 (0.2%)
  • Liberian: 81 (0.2%)
  • British: 79 (0.1%)
  • Moroccan: 77 (0.1%)
  • Macedonian: 76 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 73 (0.1%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 64 (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 60 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 55 (0.1%)
  • Swedish: 53 (0.10%)
  • Armenian: 50 (0.09%)
  • Lithuanian: 50 (0.09%)
  • Ukrainian: 45 (0.08%)
  • Czech: 44 (0.08%)
  • British West Indian: 38 (0.07%)
  • Danish: 35 (0.07%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 32 (0.06%)
  • Lebanese: 31 (0.06%)
  • Jordanian: 27 (0.05%)
  • Croatian: 22 (0.04%)
  • Palestinian: 20 (0.04%)
  • Northern European: 20 (0.04%)
  • Sudanese: 17 (0.03%)
  • South African: 15 (0.03%)
  • Arab: 14 (0.03%)
  • Israeli: 14 (0.03%)
  • Hungarian: 14 (0.03%)
  • Slovak: 13 (0.02%)
  • Welsh: 13 (0.02%)
  • Latvian: 9 (0.02%)
  • Serbian: 8 (0.02%)
  • Swiss: 8 (0.02%)
  • Finnish: 7 (0.01%)
  • Portuguese: 7 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 7 (0.01%)
  • Iranian: 7 (0.01%)

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

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Albany:

9.8% (1,237)
New York:

8.9% (401,276)

Jamaica
Albany:

7.5% (952)
New York:

5.3% (236,229)

Philippines
Albany:

5.3% (669)
New York:

2.0% (88,891)

India
Albany:

5.2% (662)
New York:

3.6% (160,779)

Pakistan
Albany:

4.8% (612)
New York:

1.5% (65,360)

Dominican Republic
Albany:

4.8% (609)
New York:

11.0% (494,465)

Korea
Albany:

3.7% (472)
New York:

2.1% (94,619)

Ecuador
Albany:

2.7% (337)
New York:

4.0% (178,569)

Bangladesh
Albany:

2.4% (303)
New York:

2.1% (96,360)

Guyana
Albany:

2.3% (292)
New York:

3.7% (164,094)

Burma
Albany:

2.3% (291)
New York:

0.3% (14,002)

Italy
Albany:

2.3% (286)
New York:

2.2% (97,617)

Thailand
Albany:

2.2% (273)
New York:

0.3% (12,823)

Belarus
Albany:

2.0% (255)
New York:

0.3% (15,267)

Albania
Albany:

1.8% (222)
New York:

0.5% (23,621)

Yemen
Albany:

1.7% (220)
New York:

0.3% (15,264)

Canada
Albany:

1.7% (218)
New York:

1.3% (56,143)

Colombia
Albany:

1.6% (207)
New York:

2.3% (103,694)

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

  • This state: 66,844
  • Other state: 14,696
  • Northeast: 5,171
  • Midwest: 2,314
  • South: 5,176
  • West: 2,035

77.4% of Albany residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78.1% lived in New York.


Albany:

77.4%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 68
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 98
  • 5th and 6th grade: 451
  • 7th and 8th grade: 251
  • 9th grade: 480
  • 10th grade: 236
  • 11th grade: 1,075
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 918
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,297
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,315
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,211
  • Associate degree: 1,766
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,055
  • Master's degree: 3,827
  • Professional school degree: 1,056
  • Doctorate degree: 921
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 133
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 87
  • 5th and 6th grade: 16
  • 7th and 8th grade: 393
  • 9th grade: 546
  • 10th grade: 395
  • 11th grade: 1,279
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 278
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,616
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,315
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,312
  • Associate degree: 2,445
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,947
  • Master's degree: 4,960
  • Professional school degree: 990
  • Doctorate degree: 570
Educational Attainment for Females
Albany marital status for males
Albany marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,950
  • One, attached: 1,992
  • Two: 13,706
  • 3 or 4: 7,144
  • 5 to 9: 4,067
  • 10 to 19: 1,543
  • 20 to 49: 1,508
  • 50 or more: 4,109

Median worth of mobile homes: $205,054

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 4.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 3.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 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
  • 80.5%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Albany, NY
  • 55.2%Utility gas
  • 37.4%Electricity
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%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): 1,195
Here:

13.5%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 576
Here:

16.7%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,365
Here:

29.2%
New York:

33.9%
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