Albany is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 74,843 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Albany is the ninth largest community in Georgia.
Albany is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.46%), sales jobs (10.21%), and food service (8.50%).
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.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Albany rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.68% of adults 25 and older in Albany have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Albany in 2010 was $17,064, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,256 for a family of four. Albany also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.61% 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Albany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.