Albany, Georgia Population 2020

71,041
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Albany is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 71,041, it is the 12th largest city in Georgia and the 516th largest city in the United States. Albany is currently declining at a rate of -1.51% annually and its population has decreased by -8.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 77,434 in 2010. Albany reached it's highest population of 78,122 in 1990. Spanning over 56 miles, Albany has a population density of 1,290 people per square mile.

The average household income in Albany is $49,481 with a poverty rate of 30.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $738 per month, and the median house value is $99,800. The median age in Albany is 34.3 years, 32.2 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.4 males.

Albany Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 74.35%
  • White: 22.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.58%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Albany, Georgia is 71,041, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 73,219.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 77,434.

Albany, Georgia Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020145,612-1,114-0.77%
2019146,726-1,114-0.76%
2018147,840-250-0.17%
2017148,090-1,047-0.71%
2016149,137-1,250-0.84%
2015150,387-1,562-1.04%
2014151,949-718-0.47%
2013152,667-1,309-0.86%
2012153,976-569-0.37%
2011154,5454000.26%
2010154,1450.00%

Albany Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American54,63074.35%
White16,25722.12%
Two or More Races1,1581.58%
Asian6730.92%
Some Other Race5190.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native2050.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.05%
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Albany Population by Race

Albany Population Pyramid 2020

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Albany Median Age

34.3


Total

32.2


Male

36.1


Female

Albany Adults

There are 55,649 adults, (10,616 of whom are seniors) in Albany.

Albany Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Albany Sex Ratio

Female

39,847

54.23%

Male

33,631

45.77%

Albany Population by Age

Albany Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Albany Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.4%35.6%
All40.4%59.6%
Non Family35.8%64.2%
Male28.4%71.6%
Female24.7%75.3%

40.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Albany Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,1562.4640.4
Non Family11,7121.2135.8
Married7,6903.1364.4
Female7,2923.524.7
Male1,4623.8428.4

3.22

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Albany Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1934.76%
9th to 12th Grade5,73712.44%
High School Graduate13,98530.33%
Some College11,05723.98%
Associates Degree3,8968.45%
Bachelors Degree5,18511.24%
Graduate Degree4,0598.80%
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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
Black32,31826,2045,031
White12,14410,6063,742
Hispanic724477185
Asian446395152
Multiple Races37734575
Other Race286254164
Native American18715741
Islander2626

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 other race people with a rate of 57.34%.

Albany Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,631$32,956$27,868
Less Than High School$21,498$25,522$14,375
High School Grad$25,984$30,687$22,389
Some College$27,484$32,771$25,592
Bachelors Degree$44,611$46,201$41,782
Graduate Degree$57,969$64,567$54,229

$30,631

Average Earnings

$32,956

Average Male

$27,868

Average Female

Albany Earnings by Educational Attainment

Albany Language by Age

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Albany Language

96.60% of Albany residents speak only English, while 3.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Albany Language

Albany Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black51,69518,16435.14%
White14,8422,29215.44%
Multiple1,13453847.44%
Hispanic1,46537725.73%
Asian66816624.85%
Other50015631.20%
Native1592113.21%
Islander361541.67%

30.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.29%

Male Poverty Rate

32.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albany

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albany is Multiple, with 47.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albany is Native, with 13.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.50%.

Albany Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.58%
High School28.97%
Some College19.00%
Bachelors or Greater8.76%

Albany Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.50%
Male Unemployed50.74%
Female Employed17.85%
Male Employed8.68%

Albany Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Albany Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,615$49,481
Families$41,950$57,505
Married Families$68,282$84,652
Non Families$26,470$35,935
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Income by Household Type

Albany Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

26.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Albany Marital Status by Race

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Albany Marital Status

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4,283

Number of Veterans

3,853

Male Veterans

430

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,368
First Gulf War1,367
Second Gulf War718
Korea337
World War II36

Albany Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,444
55 to 64887
65 to 74871
75+778
18 to 34303

Albany Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,7826.94%
White1,44210.47%
Indian4923.90%
Hispanic373.64%
2 or More51.01%
Hawaiian518.52%

Albany Veterans by Race

Albany Veterans by Education

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10.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albany Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

13.7%

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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78.58%

Born in Georgia

98.24%

Native Born

1.76%

Foreign Born

1.04%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.24% of Albany residents were born in the United States, with 78.58% having been born in Georgia. 1.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Albany Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202071,041-1,089-1.51%
201972,130-1,089-1.49%
201873,219-33-0.05%
201773,252-705-0.95%
201673,957-934-1.25%
201574,891-1,049-1.38%
201475,940-476-0.62%
201376,416-1,121-1.45%
201277,537-356-0.46%
201177,8934730.61%
201077,4204810.06%
200076,939-1,183-0.15%
199078,1223,6970.49%
198074,4251,8020.25%
197072,62316,7332.65%
196055,89024,7356.02%
195031,15512,1005.04%
194019,0554,5482.76%
193014,5072,9522.30%
192011,5553,3653.50%
19108,1903,5845.92%
19004,6065981.40%
18904,0087922.23%
18803,2160.00%

Albany Population by Year