Albany County, New York Population 2018

Albany County, New York's estimated population is 309,612 with a growth rate of 0.56% 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
2017309,6121,7210.56%
2016307,891-1,189-0.38%
2016309,0804820.16%
2015308,5984030.13%
2014308,1957810.25%
2013307,4141,2080.39%
2012306,2061,3700.45%
2011304,8367290.24%
2010304,10711,5133.93%
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%

Albany County, New York Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White235,711
Black or African American38,530
Asian18,629
Two or More Races10,321
Some Other Race4,091
American Indian and Alaska Native470
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander139

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Albany County, New York Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Albany County, New York Median Age

37.8


Total

36.3


Male

39.4


Female

Albany County, New York Adults

There are 249,392 adults, (46,799 of which are seniors) in Albany County, New York.

Albany County, New York Age Dependency

52

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Albany County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

158,927

51.62%

Male

148,964

48.38%

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
Married82.8%17.2%
All57.4%42.6%
Male50.5%49.5%
Female43%57%
Non Family39%61%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Albany County, New York Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All124,1082.3457.4
Non Family56,3831.339
Married49,6923.1582.8
Female13,2823.4643
Male4,7513.1750.5

3.13

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Albany County, New York Households

Albany County, New York Education

Albany County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,9162.41%
9th to 12th Grade9,9654.88%
High School Graduate52,41025.69%
Some College32,65616.01%
Associates Degree23,00911.28%
Bachelors Degree42,04820.61%
Graduate Degree38,99919.12%

Albany County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White160,360151,69667,232
Black22,16119,1193,632
Asian10,7169,3006,623
Hispanic8,2786,8362,584
Multiple Races3,0302,6521,193
Other Race2,0881,561403
Native American31722319
Islander72725

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 islander people with a rate of 61.80%.

Albany County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,776$49,486$40,397
Less Than High School$21,894$24,052$20,136
High School Grad$31,332$33,767$28,700
Some College$40,240$45,355$35,768
Bachelors Degree$52,021$59,200$46,504
Graduate Degree$66,202$79,501$58,687

$43,776

Average Earnings

$49,486

Average Male

$40,397

Average Female

Albany County, New York Language

Albany County, New York Language by Age

Albany County, New York Language

87.76% of Albany County, New York residents speak only English, while 12.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 4.82% of the population.

Albany County, New York Poverty

Albany County, New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White215,82618,6808.66%
Black36,31210,12427.88%
Hispanic15,4964,48928.97%
Asian17,7013,19018.02%
Multiple9,8672,92429.63%
Other3,4351,14433.30%
Native4588217.90%
Islander1284736.72%

12.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.95%

Male Poverty Rate

13.84%

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 36.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albany County, New York is White, with 8.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.17%.

Albany County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.98%
High School14.38%
Some College8.32%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%

Albany County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.62%
Male Unemployed28.13%
Female Employed7.48%
Male Employed5.74%

Albany County, New York Income

Albany County, New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,904$81,603
Families$86,456$105,228
Married Families$103,716$123,483
Non Families$38,802$50,766

Albany County, New York Marital Status

Albany County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Albany County, New York Marital Status by Race

Albany County, New York Veterans

Albany County, New York Veterans by War

15,928

Number of Veterans

14,855

Male Veterans

1,073

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,502
First Gulf War2,091
Second Gulf War1,879
Korea1,855
World War II1,392

Albany County, New York Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+4,594
65 to 744,020
35 to 543,209
55 to 642,946
18 to 341,159

Albany County, New York Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,1537.15%
Black1,2484.34%
Hispanic4383.73%
2 or More2154.64%
Asian1451.03%
Other1223.78%
Indian359.31%
Hawaiian107.46%

Albany County, New York Veterans by Education

5.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albany County, New York Employment Status

Albany County, New York Employment by Age

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Albany County, New York Employment by Race

Albany County, New York Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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