Albany demographics profile

StatisticAlbanyNew YorkNational
Population98,42519,697,457318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,60235991
Median age31.238.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)31%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%43%43%
Speak English84%70%79%
Speak Spanish6%15%13%
Albany, NY has a population of 98,425 and is the 320th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,602 per sq mi which is 1183% higher than the New York average and 4979% higher than the national average. The median age in Albany is 31 which is approximately 18% lower than the New York average of 38. In Albany, 31% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 73% of Albany residents were born in New York, 13% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 12% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Albany is 1183% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Albany is 18% lower than New York.
  • In Albany 55.63% of the population is White.
  • In Albany 29.90% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Albany 6.67% of the population is Asian.

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Albany population breakdown by race

RaceAlbanyNew YorkNational
White55.63%64.31%73.35%
Black or African American29.90%15.60%12.63%
Asian6.67%8.12%5.22%
American Indian0.28%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race5.01%2.93%3.06%
Other race2.46%8.62%4.75%
In Albany, 9.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Albany, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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