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Albany, WI

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Overview


Albany is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,077 people and just one neighborhood, Albany is the 374th largest community in Wisconsin. Albany has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Albany is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.76% of the Albany workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Albany is a village of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albany who work in office and administrative support (18.30%), sales jobs (5.49%), and teaching (4.99%).

Setting & Lifestyle

One downside of living in Albany, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.02 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small village, Albany does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Albany are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.60% of adults in Albany have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Albany in 2022 was $35,567, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,268 for a family of four. However, Albany contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 White. Important ancestries of people in Albany include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swiss.

The most common language spoken in Albany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 90.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 14.2% have Norwegian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Albany are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 69.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 53.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 36.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.7%), and 15.3% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Albany, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (38.0%). There are also a number of people of Norwegian ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report Swiss roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (9.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (78.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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