Albany, GA

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Living in Albany

Albany is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 69,647 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Albany is the 12th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Albany is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Albany is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Albany who work in office and administrative support (13.88%), sales jobs (10.10%), and food service (7.32%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Albany spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Albany is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.81% of adults 25 and older in Albany have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Albany in 2018 was $20,351, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,404 for a family of four. However, Albany contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Albany is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Albany home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albany residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Albany include English, Irish, German, African, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Albany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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