Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 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 New York. The largest cities in the Albany metro area are Schenectady, Troy and of course, Albany.

875,567 people live in Albany within 347,401 households. The population of Albany is 82% White, 7% Black and 4% Asian. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 5% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 7% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 39.9, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 21% of residents are under age 18. 15% are over age 65. 49% of Albany’s residents are male.

Who lives in Albany? There are 99,053 married couples without children and another 59,377 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 6,318 single dads and 21,524 single mothers. 109,912 residents of Albany live alone.

How affordable is Albany? The median household income in Albany is $61,841 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $32,069 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Albany area are found in Country Knolls with a median household income of $113,177, followed by East Greenbush and West Sand Lake. The lowest incomes are in Cobleskill with a median household income of $34,414, followed by Schoharie and Schenectady.

The highest home values in the Albany area are found in Saratoga Springs with a median home value of $310,200, followed by Country Knolls and Altamont. The lowest home values are in Schenectady with a median home value of $116,700, followed by Hoosick Falls and Green Island.

27% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 28% earn less than $35,000. 4.2% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 16.3% of Albany's children live below the poverty line.


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