What you need to know about Albany, NY

Albany is located in Albany County, New York. The population is 53% White, 30% Black, 6% Asian and 0% Native American or Native Hawaiian. 2% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 9% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The median income is $41,099 and the median home value is $173,500. For more on schools, real estate, business and health care in Albany, see each of the tabs above. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Albany has a Walk Score ® of 63.
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Albany, NY Real Estate Market
Learn more about Albany's real estate environment.

Population

98,287
Up by 4.28%
Downtown Albany, NY
3 Reasons Albany, N.Y. Is Making a Comeback
Healthy startup environment, riverfront revitalization and high-tech education help this historic city regain its sparkle.

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Housing

Homes Owned 38.13%
38.13% Complete
Homes Rented 61.87%
61.87% Complete

Real Estate

In Albany, New York


Ready to move to Albany? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Albany.

Median Home Price

$173,500
Lower than the state average

Schools

In Albany, New York


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Albany rates.

Median Household Income

$41,099
Lower than the national average

Business

In Albany, New York


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Albany.

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old

Health

In Albany, New York


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Albany.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 36%
36% Complete
Graduated High School 89%
89% Complete

Albany, NY's Livability Rankings

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Top 10 Affordable Health Care Cities 2014
Top 10 Fall Foliage Cities 2010

More About Albany, NY

3 Reasons Albany, N.Y. Is Making a Comeback
Healthy startup environment, riverfront revitalization and high-tech education help this historic city regain its sparkle.
Historical Sites in Albany, NY
Albany, NY, is home to many historical sites including the first Shaker settlement, historical mansions and the USS Slater used in World War II.