Albany County, New York Population 2020

Albany County, New York's estimated population is 307,717 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Albany County, New York is the 14th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018307,117-600-0.19%
2017307,717890.03%
2016307,6281520.05%
2015307,4762860.09%
2014307,1905770.19%
2013306,6138960.29%
2012305,7171,1530.38%
2011304,5644860.16%
2010304,07811,4843.92%
1990292,5946,6852.34%
1980285,909-833-0.29%
1970286,74213,8165.06%
1960272,92633,54014.01%
1950239,38618,0718.17%
1940221,3159,3624.42%
1930211,95325,84713.89%
1920186,10612,4407.16%
1910173,6668,0954.89%
1900165,5711,0160.62%
1890164,5559,6656.24%
1880154,89021,83816.41%
1870133,05219,13516.80%
1860113,91720,63822.13%
185093,27924,68635.99%
184068,59315,07328.16%
183053,52015,40440.41%
182038,1163,4559.97%
181034,6615581.64%
180034,103-41,633-54.97%
179075,7360.00%

How Many People Live in Albany County, New York?

307,717

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White232,40275.60%
Black or African American38,40712.49%
Asian19,9286.48%
Two or More Races11,5133.74%
Some Other Race4,5271.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native5160.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1330.04%

Albany County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

Albany County, New York Median Age

37.9


Total

36.5


Male

39.2


Female

Albany County, New York Adults

There are 250,030 adults, (49,416 of whom are seniors) in Albany County, New York.

Albany County, New York Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Albany County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

158,516

51.56%

Male

148,910

48.44%

Albany County, New York Households and Families

Albany County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Albany County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All56.5%43.5%
Male51.5%48.5%
Female40.5%59.5%
Non Family38.4%61.6%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All126,0082.356.5
Non Family56,7201.2838.4
Married49,9853.1182.3
Female14,3563.2640.5
Male4,9473.151.5

3.07

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Albany County, New York Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,0832.49%
9th to 12th Grade9,9474.86%
High School Graduate49,31024.11%
Some College33,01716.14%
Associates Degree22,72911.11%
Bachelors Degree43,07721.06%
Graduate Degree41,34620.22%

Albany County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White158,579150,64669,093
Black22,27818,6824,127
Asian11,70810,2207,668
Hispanic8,9067,3092,636
Multiple Races3,6523,2061,106
Other Race2,4191,912574
Native American34022939
Islander9292

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.49%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,169$51,805$42,048
Less Than High School$22,670$25,361$19,649
High School Grad$31,831$35,214$29,581
Some College$41,177$47,787$35,746
Bachelors Degree$55,398$62,088$49,423
Graduate Degree$71,284$83,208$63,535

$47,169

Average Earnings

$51,805

Average Male

$42,048

Average Female

Albany County, New York Language

Albany County, New York Language by Age

Albany County, New York Language

86.96% of Albany County, New York residents speak only English, while 13.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.39% of the population.

Albany County, New York Poverty

Albany County, New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White212,88216,5037.75%
Black35,74010,09128.23%
Hispanic16,0984,61828.69%
Multiple11,1173,13328.18%
Asian19,1192,37112.40%
Other3,8451,08028.09%
Native5009519.00%
Islander1244737.90%

11.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.10%

Male Poverty Rate

12.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albany County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albany County, New York is Islander, with 37.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albany County, New York is White, with 7.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.31%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.43%
High School12.76%
Some College8.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.30%
Male Unemployed29.15%
Female Employed7.02%
Male Employed5.03%

Albany County, New York Income

Albany County, New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,535$86,827
Families$91,975$110,612
Married Families$111,445$130,485
Non Families$41,288$54,936

Albany County, New York Marital Status

Albany County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Albany County, New York Married by Age and Sex

Albany County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Albany County, New York Marital Status by Race

Albany County, New York Veterans

15,251

Number of Veterans

14,047

Male Veterans

1,204

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,503
First Gulf War2,254
Second Gulf War2,250
Korea1,559
World War II885

Albany County, New York Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,0716.67%
Black1,4885.17%
Hispanic4543.64%
2 or More3716.99%
Other1534.17%
Asian1070.70%
Indian6114.29%

Albany County, New York Veterans by Education

6.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albany County, New York Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Albany County, New York Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.02%

Born in New York

89.55%

Native Born

10.45%

Foreign Born

4.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.55% of Albany County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 75.02% having been born in New York. 4.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Albany County, New York

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Albany97840981112710.28%
Cohoes16167168837164.43%
Watervliet1025410120-134-1.31%
Colonie77937838450.58%
Menands39923964-28-0.70%
Ravena32663238-28-0.86%
Voorheesville27892820311.11%
Green Island26202598-22-0.84%
Altamont1717172360.35%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990