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Population (year 2000): 95,658. Estimated population in July 2005: 93,523 (-2.2% change)
Males: 45,467 (47.5%), Females: 50,191 (52.5%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 31.4 years
Median household income: $30,041 (year 2000)
Median house value: $98,300 (year 2000)

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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%).New York

Elevation: 127 feet

Land area: 21.4 square miles

Albany,

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%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (125.2 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (135.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NY Rensselaer, (3.4 miles NY Menands, (4.4 miles Manor, NY (4.8 miles Hampton NY (4.8 miles Delmar, NY Colonie, (5.6 miles NY (6.8 miles Watervliet, NY (6.9 miles Westmere,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 6 buildings, average cost: $77,700
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $69,500

Latitude: 42.66 N, Longitude: 73.78 W

Area code: 518


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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.7%), Public administration (15.3%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +66,743 (+69.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 26,301 (61.7%)


 

Crime in Albany by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 12 15 6 8 10
    per 100,000 12.5 15.7 6.3 8.4 10.5
Rapes 46 66 57 33 53
    per 100,000 48.1 69.0 59.6 34.5 55.4
Robberies 376 396 432 383 394
    per 100,000 393.1 414.0 451.6 400.4 411.9
Assaults 463 637 818 736 674
    per 100,000 484.0 665.9 855.1 769.4 704.6
Burglaries 1,826 1,513 1,563 1,302 1,294
    per 100,000 1908.9 1581.7 1633.9 1361.1 1352.7
Thefts 4,324 4,012 3,860 3,274 3,825
    per 100,000 4520.3 4194.1 4035.2 3422.6 3998.6
Auto thefts 428 453 546 414 467
    per 100,000 447.4 473.6 570.8 432.8 488.2
596.7 617.0 658.1 563.0 590.8

Average climate in Albany, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Albany, Albany:

Albany-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the Albany city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1973, a category 4 tornado 29.9 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Marion Zimmer Bradley - (1930-1999), fantasy writer, Philip Henry Sheridan - (1831-1888), Joseph Henry - (1797-1878), physicist, Brendan Harris - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: Aug 26, 1980), Bret Harte, Learned Hand - (1872-1961), judge, Lionel Chalmers - NBA player (Minnesota Timberwolves, born: Nov 10, 1980), Marc Cavosie - NHL player (Minnesota Wild, born: Aug 6, 1981), William Livingston - Governor of New Jersey, Anthony Bruin - College basketball player (Iona Gaels).

Main business address for: INTEGRATED ALARM SERVICES GROUP INC (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS SERVICES), ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH INC (SERVICES-COMMERCIAL PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), FIRST ALBANY COMPANIES INC (SECURITY BROKERS, DEALERS & FLOTATION COMPANIES), TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORP (RETAIL- COMPUTER & PRERECORDED TAPE STORES), ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP /DE/ (BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILS, MAN MADE FIBER & SILK), IWO HOLDINGS INC (RADIO TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS), MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC (MEASURING & CONTROLLING DEVICES, NEC).


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 certified for carrier operations nearest to Albany:
  • ALBANY INTL (about 6 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 48 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; ID: GFL)
  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 73 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; ID: POU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Albany:
  • SOUTH ALBANY (about 9 miles; SOUTH BETHLEHEM, NY; ID: 4B0)
  • WELLS (about 15 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; ID: 94D)
  • RENSSELAER COUNTY (about 15 miles; TROY, NY; ID: 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.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 95 $271,529 $34,298 6 $6,023
Health 3 $8,371 $33,484 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 81 $482,548 $71,488 0 $0
Sewerage 16 $41,668 $31,251 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 159 $267,662 $20,200 72 $55,859
Housing and Community Development(Local) 200 $696,181 $41,770 52 $54,118
Water Supply 119 $406,445 $40,986 1 $1,338
Other and Unallocable 14 $49,321 $42,275 0 $0
Financial Administration 42 $136,794 $39,084 3 $5,997
Other Government Administration 71 $216,919 $36,662 5 $6,573
Judicial and Legal 11 $43,382 $47,325 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 347 $1,766,728 $61,097 3 $2,857
Police - Other 129 $341,839 $31,798 64 $59,158
Firefighters 265 $1,240,762 $56,185 0 $0
Fire - Other 21 $122,019 $69,725 1 $1,085
Totals for Government 1573 $6,092,169 $46,475 207 $193,007
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 (FT enrollment: 7,096; Location: 7 COLUMBIA CIR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.EXCELSIOR.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE (FT enrollment: 3,116; Location: 432 WESTERN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.strose.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • THE SAGE COLLEGES-ALBANY CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 1,511; Location: 140 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sage.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ALBANY LAW SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 713; Location: 80 NEW SCOTLAND AVENUE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.als.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY (FT enrollment: 689; Location: 106 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: panther.acp.edu/)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 635; Location: 47 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.amc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • MARIA COLLEGE OF ALBANY (FT enrollment: 429; Location: 700 NEW SCOTLAND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mariacollege.org)
  • BRYANT AND STRATTON BUSINESS INSTITUTE-ALBANY (FT enrollment: 245; Location: 1259 CENTRAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 141; Location: 13 AIRLINE DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • AUSTIN BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 61; Location: 527 CENTRAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • ORLO SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN AND COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 59; Location: 232 N ALLEN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • NEW SCHOOL OF RADIO AND TELEVISION (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 50 COLVIN AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: nsrt.org)
  • ADULT PRACTICAL NURSING-ALBANY BOCES (FT enrollment: 47; Location: 1015 WATERVLIET SHAKER RD; Public)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT 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; FT enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 6,337)
  • UNION COLLEGE (about 15 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 29 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; FT enrollment: 4,499)
  • SKIDMORE COLLEGE (about 29 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; FT enrollment: 2,317)
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)
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)

Notable locations in Albany: Port of Albany (A), Albany Municipal Golf Course (B), Interchange 23 (C), Interchange 24 (D), Interchange Four (E), Interchange Three (F).

Cemetery: Graceland Cemetery (1).

Lakes: Rensselaer Lake (A), Tivoli Lake (B).

Creek: Sand Creek (A).

Parks in Albany include: Washington Park (1), Dudley Park (2), Lincoln Park (3), Bleecker Stadium (4), Saint Marys Park (5).


Albany compared to New York state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Albany:
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; TROY, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Albany:
  • WCDB (90.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRPI (91.5 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)
  • WQBK-FM (103.9 FM; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHRL (103.1 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WKLI-FM (100.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCZ (94.5 FM; RAVENA, NY; Owner: DOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Albany:
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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