Albany, California Population 2021

19,318
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Albany is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 19,318, it is the 303rd largest city in California and the 1913th largest city in the United States. Albany is currently declining at a rate of -0.97% annually but its population has increased by 4.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,539 in 2010. Albany reached it's highest population of 20,076 in 2017. Spanning over 5 miles, Albany has a population density of 10,798 people per square mile.

The average household income in Albany is $131,054 with a poverty rate of 8.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,856 per month, and the median house value is $882,500. The median age in Albany is 36.5 years, 35.7 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

Albany Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Albany was:

  • White: 49.56%
  • Asian: 29.19%
  • Two or more races: 9.51%
  • Other race: 7.53%
  • Black or African American: 2.98%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%
The current population of Albany, California is 19,318, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,885.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,539.

Albany, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,81449.56%
Asian5,78029.19%
Two or More Races1,8849.51%
Some Other Race1,4917.53%
Black or African American5912.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native1600.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander840.42%
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Albany Population by Race

Albany Population Pyramid 2021

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Albany Median Age

36.5


Total

35.7


Male

37.5


Female

Albany Adults

There are 14,663 adults, (2,374 of whom are seniors) in Albany.

Albany Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Albany Sex Ratio

Female

10,070

50.85%

Male

9,734

49.15%

Albany Population by Age

Albany Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Albany Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married52.5%47.5%
All47%53%
Non Family42%58%
Female39.5%60.5%
Male26.8%73.2%

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Albany Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4442.6547
Married4,1153.2452.5
Non Family2,1721.3742
Female8852.8739.5
Male2723.2826.8

3.07

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Albany Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3072.26%
9th to 12th Grade4012.95%
High School Graduate1,0107.44%
Some College1,3009.58%
Associates Degree6634.88%
Bachelors Degree4,40832.47%
Graduate Degree5,48740.42%
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Albany Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Albany Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,3986,3325,073
Asian4,1873,9373,251
Hispanic1,7501,503960
Other Race872623396
Multiple Races728697497
Black484446170
Native American1408840
Islander848430

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 white people with a rate of 79.29%.

Albany Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,883$67,296$53,927
Less Than High School$30,785$29,306$31,372
High School Grad$36,146$39,276$31,480
Some College$35,833$49,167$24,940
Bachelors Degree$62,236$66,536$53,026
Graduate Degree$80,043$87,872$71,453

$61,883

Average Earnings

$67,296

Average Male

$53,927

Average Female

Albany Earnings by Educational Attainment

Albany Language by Age

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Albany Language

59.96% of Albany residents speak only English, while 40.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 19.52% of the population.

Albany Language

Albany Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian5,77458510.13%
Hispanic2,95052217.69%
White8,7264625.29%
Other1,45928719.67%
Black57110718.74%
Multiple1,868542.89%
Islander842934.52%
Native160148.75%

8.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.74%

Male Poverty Rate

9.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albany

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albany is Islander, with 34.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albany is Multiple, with 2.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.66%.

Albany Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.50%
High School14.65%
Some College12.99%
Bachelors or Greater6.51%

Albany Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.65%
Male Unemployed26.37%
Male Employed4.06%
Female Employed3.78%

Albany Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Albany Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$95,400$131,054
Families$113,611$146,571
Married Families$145,380-
Non Families$66,583$87,352
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Income by Household Type

Albany Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Albany Married by Age and Sex

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Albany Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Albany Marital Status by Race

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Albany Marital Status

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514

Number of Veterans

436

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam209
Second Gulf War174
First Gulf War81
Korea22
World War II9

Albany Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74164
18 to 34117
75+99
35 to 5478
55 to 6456

Albany Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3634.83%
Asian591.30%
Hispanic582.94%
Black479.07%
2 or More283.16%
Hawaiian1214.29%
Indian53.57%

Albany Veterans by Race

Albany Veterans by Education

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5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albany Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Albany Employment by Age

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Albany Employment by Race

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Albany Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.63%

Born in California

68.27%

Native Born

31.73%

Foreign Born

17.74%

Non Citizen

13.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.27% of Albany residents were born in the United States, with 43.63% having been born in California. 17.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Albany Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,318-189-0.97%
202019,507-189-0.96%
201919,696-189-0.95%
201819,885-191-0.95%
201720,0763631.84%
201619,713510.26%
201519,6622281.17%
201419,4342471.29%
201319,1872301.21%
201218,9572371.27%
201118,7201810.98%
201018,5392,0951.21%
200016,4441170.07%
199016,3271,1970.76%
198015,1304560.31%
197014,674-130-0.09%
196014,804-2,786-1.71%
195017,5906,0974.35%
194011,4932,9242.98%
19308,5696,10713.28%
19202,4621,65411.79%
19108080.00%

Albany Population by Year