Albany, California Population 2024

18,599

Albany is a city located in Alameda County California. Albany has a 2024 population of 18,599. Albany is currently declining at a rate of -2.15% annually and its population has decreased by -8.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,225 in 2020.

The average household income in Albany is $166,873 with a poverty rate of 9.1%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Albany is 37.2 years, 36.7 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

Albany Demographics

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

  • White: 47.26%
  • Asian: 30.1%
  • Two or more races: 14.19%
  • Black or African American: 4.01%
  • Other race: 3.85%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
10,396.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.04% (-1,626)
The current population of Albany, California is 18,599 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,225.

Albany, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,46547.26%
Asian6,02930.1%
Two or more races2,84214.19%
Black or African American8034.01%
Other race7713.85%
Native American1170.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Albany Population by Race

Albany Population Pyramid 2024

Albany Median Age

37.2

Total

36.7

Male

37.8

Female

Albany Adults

There are 15,143 adults, (2,770 of whom are seniors) in Albany.

Albany Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Albany Sex Ratio

Female10,47752.31%
Male9,55047.69%

Albany Population by Age

Albany Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,7462.5450.549.5
Married4,0823.1658.241.8
Non Family2,5691.3941.558.5
Female8832.9546.753.3
Male2123.0128.871.2
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Albany Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Albany Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Albany Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 99.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 81.34%.

Albany Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$81,828

Average Earnings

$89,420

Average Male

$74,837

Average Female

Albany Earnings by Educational Attainment

Albany Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Albany Language

64.14% of Albany residents speak only English, while 35.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 20.93% of the population.

Albany Language

Albany Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian5,82668111.69%
White8,8365496.21%
Hispanic2,29936115.7%
Multiple2,8421926.76%
Other68514821.61%
Black783324.09%
Native1171210.26%
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9.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.62%

Male Poverty Rate

7.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albany

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albany is Other, with 21.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albany is Black, with 4.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.1%.

Albany Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.68%
Some College15.33%
High School11.49%
Bachelors or Greater5.88%
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Albany Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.54%
Female Unemployed24.06%
Male Employed6.08%
Female Employed2.11%
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Albany Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Albany Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Albany Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Albany Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Albany Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Albany Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Albany Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

449

Number of Veterans

358

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

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Albany Veterans by War

count

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Albany Veterans by Age

count

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Albany Veterans by Race

Albany Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albany Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Albany Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Albany Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Albany Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.98%

Born in Albany

72.95%

Native Born

27.05%

Foreign Born

12.61%

Non Citizen

14.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.95% of Albany residents were born in the United States, with 45.98% having been born in California. 12.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Albany Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,559-408-2.4%
202816,967-408-2.35%
202717,375-408-2.29%
202617,783-408-2.24%
202518,191-408-2.19%
202418,599-408-2.15%
202319,007-408-2.1%
202219,415-408-2.06%
202119,823-402-1.99%
202020,225-32-0.16%
201920,257-95-0.47%
201820,3521840.91%
201720,1682101.05%
201619,9581310.66%
201519,8272701.38%
201419,5572711.41%
201319,2862451.29%
201219,0412461.31%
201118,7951800.97%
201018,6152,17113.2%
200016,4441170.72%
199016,3271,1977.91%
198015,1304563.11%
197014,674-130-0.88%
196014,804-2,786-15.84%
195017,5906,09753.05%
194011,4932,92434.12%
19308,5696,107248.05%
19202,4621,654204.7%
1910808
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Albany Population by Year