Albany, NY Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 95,658. Estimated population in July 2020: 93,523 (-2.2% change)
Males: 45,467 (47.5%), Females: 50,191 (52.5%)

The city of Albany is located in Albany County, New York. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in New York.

Zip codes: 12202, 12203, 12204, 12205, 12206, 12207, 12208, 12209, 12210, 12211.

Median resident age: 31.4 years
Median household income: $30,041
Median house value: $98,300

Races in Albany:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.1%)
  • Black (28.1%)
  • Hispanic (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (18.1%), Italian (12.4%), German (10.4%), English (5.2%), Polish (4.3%), French (3.1%).

Elevation: 127 feet

Land area: 21.4 square miles

Map of Albany, NY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Albany

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Albany city

  • Never married: 45.5%
  • Now married: 34.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

8.6% Foreign born (2.7% Europe, 2.5% Asia, 2.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,443 (-4.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Albany:

  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER (SOUTH CLINICAL CAMPUS)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER (NEW SCOTLAND AV)
  • ALBANY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (600 NORTHERN BLVD)
  • CAPITAL DISTRICT PSYCH CENTER (75 NEW SCOTLAND AVE)
  • ST PETERS HOSPITAL (315 SOUTH MANNING BLVD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Albany:

  • ALBANY INTL (about 6 miles; ALBANY, NY; Abbreviation: ALB)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 48 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; Abbreviation: GFL)
  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 73 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Abbreviation: POU)

Other public-use airports nearest to Albany:

  • SOUTH ALBANY (about 9 miles; SOUTH BETHLEHEM, NY; Abbreviation: 4B0)
  • WELLS (about 15 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; Abbreviation: 94D)
  • RENSSELAER COUNTY (about 15 miles; TROY, NY; Abbreviation: 5B7)

Amtrak stations near Albany:

  • 4 miles: ALBANY-RENSSELAER (RENSSELAER, 555 EAST ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Albany:

  • SUNY AT ALBANY (Full-time enrollment: 14,168; Location: 1400 WASHINGTON AVE; Public; Website: www.albany.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • EXCELSIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 7,096; Location: 7 COLUMBIA CIR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.EXCELSIOR.EDU; Offers Master’s degree)
  • THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE (Full-time enrollment: 3,116; Location: 432 WESTERN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.strose.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • THE SAGE COLLEGES-ALBANY CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 1,511; Location: 140 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sage.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ALBANY LAW SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 713; Location: 80 NEW SCOTLAND AVENUE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.als.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY (Full-time enrollment: 689; Location: 106 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: panther.acp.edu/)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 635; Location: 47 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.amc.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • MARIA COLLEGE OF ALBANY (Full-time enrollment: 429; Location: 700 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mariacollege.org)
  • BRYANT AND STRATTON BUSINESS INSTITUTE-ALBANY (Full-time enrollment: 245; Location: 1259 CENTRAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 141; Location: 13 AIRLINE DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • AUSTIN BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 61; Location: 527 CENTRAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • ORLO SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN AND COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 59; Location: 232 N ALLEN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NEW SCHOOL OF RADIO AND TELEVISION (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 50 COLVIN AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: nsrt.org)
  • ADULT PRACTICAL NURSING-ALBANY BOCES (Full-time enrollment: 47; Location: 1015 WATERVLIET SHAKER RD; Public)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: 600 NORTHERN BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nehealth.com)
  • SUNY-SPECIAL F UNIT (Location: STATE UNIVERSITY PLZ; Public; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • BARBIZON MODELING OF ALBANY (Location: 1991 CENTRAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • SUNY-SYSTEM OFFICE (Location: STATE UNIVERSITY PLZ; Public; Offers Master’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Albany:

  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 4 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,001)
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 10 miles; TROY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; TROY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,337)
  • UNION COLLEGE (about 15 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,315)
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,316)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 29 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,499)
  • SKIDMORE COLLEGE (about 29 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,317)

Schools

Public high schools in Albany:

  • ALBANY HS (Students: 2,833; Location: 700 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • COLONIE CENTRAL HS (Students: 1,892; Location: 1 RAIDER BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Albany:

  • THE ALBANY ACADEMY (Students: 499; Location: 135 ACADEMY ROAD; Grades: PK – 12; Boys only)
  • CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY (Students: 444; Location: 12 AIRLINE DR; Grades: 6 – 12; Boys only)
  • BISHOP MAGINN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 395; Location: 99 SLINGERLAND STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • ALBANY ACADEMY FOR GIRLS (Students: 365; Location: 140 ACADEMY ROAD; Grades: PK – 12; Girls only)
  • ACADEMY OF THE HOLY NAMES UPPE (Students: 243; Location: 1075 NEW SCOTLAND ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • SAINT ANNE INSTITUTE (Students: 135; Location: 160 NORTH MAIN AVENUE; Grades: 7 – 12; Girls only)
  • LASALLE SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 391 WESTERN AVENUE; Grades: 6 – 12; Boys only)
  • COLONY CHRISTIAN ACADAMY (Students: 30; Location: 1 VAN BUREN AVE; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Albany:

  • SAND CREEK MS (Students: 1,064; Location: 329 SAND CREEK RD; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • LISHA KILL MS (Students: 873; Location: 68 WATERMAN AVE; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • PHILIP SCHUYLER ES (Students: 870; Location: 141 WESTERN AVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • NEW COVENANT CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 858; Location: 50 N LARK ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • PHILIP LIVINGSTON MAGNET ACAD (Students: 829; Location: 315 NORTHERN BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WILLIAM S. HACKETT MS (Students: 823; Location: 45 DELAWARE AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BOCES ALBANY-SCHOH-SCHENECTADY-SARAT (Students: 819; Location: 1031 WATRVLT-SHAKER R; Grades: PK – PK)
  • ALBANY SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES (Students: 652; Location: 108 WHITEHALL RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SCHOOL 19 (Students: 621; Location: 369 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • THOMAS S. O’BRIEN ACAD OF SCI & TECH (Students: 588; Location: 100 DELAWARE AVE; Grades: PK – 06)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Albany:

  • ACAD HOLY NAMES LW AND MID SCH (Students: 257; Location: 1065 NEW SCOTLAND ROAD; Grades: PK – 8; Girls only)
  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 10 ROSEMONT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA (Students: 254; Location: 35 HURST AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHRIST THE KING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 20 SUMTER AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 605 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST TERESA OF AVILA SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 8 HOLLYWOOD AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR SAVIOR S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 63 MOUNTAIN VIEW AVENUE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST JAMES INSTITUTE (Students: 194; Location: 50 SUMMIT AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BET SHRAGA HEB ACAD OF CAPITAL (Students: 176; Location: 54 SAND CREEK ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST. CASIMIR REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 309 SHERIDAN AVE.; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Albany:

  • ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,647,844; Location: 161 WASHINGTON AVENUE; 270,558 books; 18,655 audio materials; 9,539 video materials; 753 serial subscriptions)