Albany, NY: What you need to know

Located on the banks of the Hudson River in New York's Capital Region, Albany has a strong cultural scene with several theaters and museums, and is also home to great restaurants and cafes. The city's beautiful landscape, which makes it a perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities, earned it a spot on our list of Top 10 Places to Start a Fall Foliage Tour.


Albany, NY City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 98,468
Median Age 31
Median Household Income $40,949
Median Home Price $171,400
Walkscore 63

Albany, NY Rankings

Albany , NY Real Estate

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Albany, NY Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 47.3%
  Female 52.7%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 71
In Albany , NY

 
4.3% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Albany , NY

Median Population

Median Age 31.2%
Age 18 Over 82.9%
Age 21 Over 73.2%
Age 62 Over 15.2%
Age 65 Over 12.4%

Race

  Ethnicity White 55.5%
  Ethnicity Black 29.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 9.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.3%

Economics

  Median Household Income $40,949
  Median Home Price $171,400
  Homes Owned 62.5%
  Homes Rent 37.5%
  Median Property Rent $857

Language

  English Only 84.4%
  English Other 15.6%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 19.1 MINUTES
in Albany , NY

Commute Types

  Walked 10.3%
  Worked at Home 2.4%
  Public Transportation 14.4%
  Other Means 1.8%
  Drove Alone 63.3%
  Carpooled 7.8%

63/100
WALK SCORE
for Albany , NY