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Income/capita 37%
Household income 43%
Unemployment 127%
IndexAlbanyGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$18,887$26,678$29,829
Median household income$31,263$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,196$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,972$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$27,370$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$20,376$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate10.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level33.2%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Albany is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Albany is 43% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Albany is 127% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Albany is 120% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $20,839$31,263$62,526
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Albany median earnings by income bracket

      Albany employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.9%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector15.3%2.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%11.3%
      Public administration8.2%7.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%1.7%
      Education, health & social services13.8%40.8%
      Other28.4%26.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Leesburg, GA2,989$53,2004%
      Putney, GA2,350$46,90415%
      Sasser, GA310$35,62536%
      Baconton, GA820$26,73652%
      Albany, GA75,657$31,26343%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Auburn, WA75,607$60,2629%
      Arlington Heights, IL75,721$79,97945%
      Evanston, IL75,472$71,31729%
      Upland, CA75,851$62,36913%
      Kalamazoo, MI75,885$34,76737%
      Albany, GA75,657$31,26343%
      Source: The Albany, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).