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 73,801 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Albany is the ninth largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Albany isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Albany are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Albany is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Albany who work in office and administrative support (12.27%), sales jobs (10.41%), and food service (8.11%).

In addition, Albany is a college town. There are a lot of students in Albany attending college, and as a result Albany provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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 18.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

A lot of people in Albany take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Albany, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, Albany is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.72% of adults 25 and older in Albany have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Albany in 2010 was $18,887, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,548 for a family of four. However, Albany contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Albany also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.20% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Irish, German, African, and Scots-Irish.

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