Albany is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 72,130 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Albany is the ninth 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 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 (10.93%), sales jobs (10.21%), and teaching (7.88%).
Albany is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Albany enrolled in college, Albany has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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 18.80 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Albany who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.25% of the adults in Albany have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Albany in 2018 was $19,579, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,316 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 32.31% 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 English, Irish, German, African, and French.
The most common language spoken in Albany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.