Albany, GA Metro Area

Moving to Albany? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Albany metro area comprises 5 counties in Georgia. The largest cities in the Albany metro area are Sylvester, Dawson and of course, Albany.

156,706 people live in Albany within 58,250 households. The population of Albany is 43% White, 52% Black and 1% Asian. 0% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 2% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 2% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 35.7, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 25% of residents are under age 18. 13% are over age 65. 48% of Albany’s residents are male.

Who lives in Albany? There are 15,783 married couples without children and another 7,892 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 1,595 single dads and 6,688 single mothers. 16,567 residents of Albany live alone.

How affordable is Albany? The median household income in Albany is $36,805 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $20,242 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Albany area are found in Leesburg with a median household income of $57,941, followed by Putney and Smithville. The lowest incomes are in Newton with a median household income of $21,800, followed by Dawson and Albany.

The highest home values in the Albany area are found in Leesburg with a median home value of $111,100, followed by Albany and Putney. The lowest home values are in Poulan with a median home value of $37,400, followed by Smithville and Dawson.

13% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 48% earn less than $35,000. 13.9% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 38.7% of Albany's children live below the poverty line.


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