Albany County, New York Population 2022

Albany County, New York's estimated population is 302,269 with a growth rate of -0.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Albany County, New York is the 15th largest county in New York. The 2010 Population was 304,086 and has seen a growth of -0.60% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179075,7360.00%
180034,103-41,633-54.97%
181034,6615581.64%
182038,1163,4559.97%
183053,52015,40440.41%
184068,59315,07328.16%
185093,27924,68635.99%
1860113,91720,63822.13%
1870133,05219,13516.80%
1880154,89021,83816.41%
1890164,5559,6656.24%
1900165,5711,0160.62%
1910173,6668,0954.89%
1920186,10612,4407.16%
1930211,95325,84713.89%
1940221,3159,3624.42%
1950239,38618,0718.17%
1960272,92633,54014.01%
1970286,74213,8165.06%
1980285,909-833-0.29%
1990292,5946,6852.34%
2010304,08611,4923.93%
2011304,5965100.17%
2012305,7231,1270.37%
2013306,5898660.28%
2014307,1515620.18%
2015307,4332820.09%
2016307,5971640.05%
2017307,7171200.04%
2018306,585-1,132-0.37%
2019305,506-1,079-0.35%
2020304,427-1,079-0.35%
2021303,348-1,079-0.35%
2022302,269-1,079-0.36%
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Albany County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White227,07874.17%
Black or African American37,64512.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native4220.14%
Asian20,8496.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander980.03%
Some Other Race4,7721.56%
Two or More Races15,3015.00%
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Albany County, New York Population by Race

Albany County, New York Population Pyramid 2022

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Albany County, New York Median Age

37.9


Total

36.7


Male

39.3


Female

Albany County, New York Adults

There are 249,690 adults, (51,871 of whom are seniors) in Albany County, New York.

Albany County, New York Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Albany County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

158,092

51.64%

Male

148,073

48.36%

Albany County, New York Population by Age

Albany County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Albany County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All56.1%43.9%
Male53.7%46.3%
Female39.7%60.3%
Non Family37.8%62.2%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Albany County, New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All128,1222.2556.1
Married51,0903.0381.4
Male5,1153.153.7
Female15,109339.7
Non Family56,8081.2837.8

2.95

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Albany County, New York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,5092.69%
9th to 12th Grade10,1664.96%
High School Graduate44,73321.81%
Some College31,82315.52%
Associates Degree23,53311.47%
Bachelors Degree45,38222.13%
Graduate Degree43,93621.42%
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Albany County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Albany County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian12,38810,0047,079
White156,270148,82272,225
2+ Races6,2865,5792,338
Other Race2,4831,939911
Islander626222
Hispanic9,5977,8373,036
Black22,14818,5215,240
Native American25915824

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 57.14%.

Albany County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,577$54,157$44,446
Less Than 9th Grade$21,698$29,190$16,621
High School Graduate$34,018$38,558$29,974
Some College$42,362$48,498$36,047
Bachelors Degree$59,499$65,725$51,745
Graduate Degree$72,181$86,059$64,823

$49,577

Average Earnings

$54,157

Average Male

$44,446

Average Female

Albany County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Albany County, New York Language by Age

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Albany County, New York Language

86.16% of Albany County, New York residents speak only English, while 13.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.49% of the population.

Albany County, New York Language

Albany County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black34,8459,67227.76%
Hispanic16,8494,24125.17%
Multiple14,6143,47123.75%
Native4049423.27%
Asian20,0572,88014.36%
White208,29816,3237.84%
Other1,189NaN%

12.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.12%

Male Poverty Rate

12.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albany County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albany County, New York is Black, with 27.76% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.72%.

Albany County, New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.36%
High School12.87%
Some College8.31%
Bachelors or Greater4.09%

Albany County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.04%
Male Unemployed32.67%
Female Employed7.62%
Female Unemployed39.82%

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

Albany County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,327$91,173
Families$95,923$114,891
Married Families$116,084$135,644
Non Families$45,167$57,607
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Income by Household Type

Albany County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Albany County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Albany County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Albany County, New York Marital Status

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14,013

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,101
First Gulf War2,412
Vietnam5,010
Korea1,231
World War II672

Albany County, New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34874
35 to 542,816
55 to 642,295
65 to 744,094
75+3,934

Albany County, New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,1176.30%
Black1,2904.53%
Native American318.31%
Asian690.43%
Other Race471.29%
2+ Races4595.32%
Hispanic3812.88%

Albany County, New York Veterans by Race

Albany County, New York Veterans by Education

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5.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albany County, New York Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Albany County, New York Employment by Age

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Albany County, New York Employment by Race

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Albany County, New York 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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73.65%

Born in Albany County, New York

88.42%

Native Born

11.58%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

6.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.42% of Albany County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 73.65% having been born in New York. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Albany County, New York Place of Birth

  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

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