Albany County, New York Population 2019

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
White234,60276.03%
Black or African American37,93712.29%
Asian19,7976.42%
Two or More Races11,3363.67%
Some Other Race4,2711.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native5160.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1210.04%

Albany County, New York Population Pyramid 2019

Albany County, New York Median Age

37.8


Total

36.3


Male

39.2


Female

Albany County, New York Adults

There are 250,422 adults, (48,135 of whom are seniors) in Albany County, New York.

Albany County, New York Age Dependency

52.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Albany County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

159,293

51.62%

Male

149,287

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
Married82.3%17.7%
All56.8%43.2%
Male51.1%48.9%
Female42.8%57.2%
Non Family38.3%61.7%

56.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All125,3762.3256.8
Non Family57,1961.2938.3
Married50,0783.1582.3
Female13,3653.3242.8
Male4,7373.1851.1

3.11

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Albany County, New York Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1042.49%
9th to 12th Grade10,1514.96%
High School Graduate50,58924.70%
Some College32,70415.97%
Associates Degree23,22811.34%
Bachelors Degree43,16221.07%
Graduate Degree39,89519.48%

Albany County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White159,610151,31868,400
Black22,14218,7853,759
Asian11,54910,0387,206
Hispanic8,6036,8642,580
Multiple Races3,3052,8671,292
Other Race2,2291,609476
Native American33325430
Islander98985

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 62.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,245$50,489$41,305
Less Than High School$22,418$24,331$19,723
High School Grad$31,794$34,308$29,923
Some College$40,987$45,976$36,427
Bachelors Degree$52,245$58,036$46,711
Graduate Degree$68,732$82,243$60,514

$45,245

Average Earnings

$50,489

Average Male

$41,305

Average Female

Albany County, New York Language

Albany County, New York Language by Age

Albany County, New York Language

87.32% of Albany County, New York residents speak only English, while 12.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.19% of the population.

Albany County, New York Poverty

Albany County, New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White214,70517,6098.20%
Black35,3349,67327.38%
Hispanic15,8254,63829.31%
Asian18,9253,01115.91%
Multiple10,9112,98727.38%
Other3,5701,27235.63%
Islander1117163.96%
Native503438.55%

12.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.67%

Male Poverty Rate

13.10%

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 63.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albany County, New York is White, with 8.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.01%
High School14.01%
Some College8.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.94%
Male Unemployed30.54%
Female Employed7.32%
Male Employed5.67%

Albany County, New York Income

Albany County, New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,293$84,568
Families$90,031$108,672
Married Families$108,338$127,689
Non Families$40,386$53,084

Albany County, New York Marital Status

Albany County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

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

15,214

Number of Veterans

14,081

Male Veterans

1,133

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,317
First Gulf War2,164
Second Gulf War1,988
Korea1,729
World War II1,111
Age Group Veterans
75+4,291
65 to 743,999
35 to 543,094
55 to 642,748
18 to 341,082

Albany County, New York Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,3606.77%
Black1,2484.36%
Hispanic4443.67%
2 or More2905.99%
Other1504.33%
Asian1240.81%
Indian4110.05%
Hawaiian10.86%

Albany County, New York Veterans by Education

6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albany County, New York Employment Status

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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

76.13%

Born in New York

90.16%

Native Born

9.84%

Foreign Born

4.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.16% of Albany County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 76.13% having been born in New York. 4.42% 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