Albany City PUMA, NY

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Population

106,765

0.124% growth

Median Age

31.6


Median Household Income

$45,111

2.83% growth

Poverty Rate

23.4%


Number of Employees

51,587

1.8% growth

Median Property Value

$172,500

0.576% decline

About

In 2017, Albany City PUMA, NY had a population of 107k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $45,111. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Albany City PUMA, NY grew from 106,633 to 106,765, a 0.124% increase and its median household income grew from $43,870 to $45,111, a 2.83% increase.

The population of Albany City PUMA, NY is 52.7% White Alone, 25.7% Black or African American Alone, and 9.29% Hispanic or Latino. 15.6% of the people in Albany City PUMA, NY speak a non-English language, and 93.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany City PUMA, NY are Excelsior College (4,946 degrees awarded in 2016), SUNY at Albany (4,903 degrees), and The College of Saint Rose (1,658 degrees).

The median property value in Albany City PUMA, NY is $172,500, and the homeownership rate is 38.8%. Most people in Albany City PUMA, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany City PUMA, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Albany City PUMA, NY employs 51.6k people. The largest industries in Albany City PUMA, NY are Hospitals (4,681 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,035 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,029 people), and the highest paying industries are Banking & related activities ($127,466), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($86,375), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($78,445).

Median household income in Albany City PUMA, NY is $45,111. Males in Albany City PUMA, NY have an average income that is 1.09 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,474. The income inequality in Albany City PUMA, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,111

2017 value

± $2,579

2.83%

1 Year Growth

± 7.33%

Households in Albany City PUMA, NY have a median annual income of $45,111, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,870 in 2016, which represents a 2.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,714

Average Male Salary

± $9,330

$49,474

Average Female Salary

± $6,636

In 2017, full-time male employees in Albany City PUMA, NY made 1.09 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Albany City PUMA, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $48,195 ± $6,839

  2. Asian

    $34,772 ± $11,107

  3. Black

    $31,117 ± $6,211

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Albany City PUMA, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.39 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.454

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Albany City PUMA, NY was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.14% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Albany City PUMA, NY was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Albany City PUMA, NY in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany City PUMA, NY was Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY with a value of $144,878, followed by Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY and Westchester County (Northeast) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $137,183 and $135,118.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Albany City PUMA, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany City PUMA, NY (22.8k out of 97.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    9,273 ± 796

  2. Black

    8,585 ± 722

  3. Hispanic

    3,309 ± 453

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albany City PUMA, NY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

51.6k

2017 Value

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 1.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albany City PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 50.7k employees to 51.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany City PUMA, NY, are Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,655 people), Janitors & building cleaners (1,503 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,494 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albany City PUMA, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Albany City PUMA, NY, by number of employees, are Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,655 people), Janitors & building cleaners (1,503 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,494 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Albany City PUMA, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Library assistants, clerical (6.18 times higher than expected), Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents (5.31 times), and Budget analysts (5.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Albany City PUMA, NY, by average salary, are Public relations specialists ($147,101), Chief executives & legislators ($147,033), and Physicians & surgeons ($122,402).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.6k

2017 Value

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 1.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albany City PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 50.7k employees to 51.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany City PUMA, NY, are Hospitals (4,681 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,035 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,029 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albany City PUMA, NY, though some of these residents may live in Albany City PUMA, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Albany City PUMA, NY, by number of employees, are Hospitals (4,681 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,035 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,029 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Albany City PUMA, NY has an unusually high number of Public finance activities (9.14 times higher than expected), Labor unions (6.87 times), and Executive offices & legislative bodies (4.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Albany City PUMA, NY, by average salary, are Banking & related activities ($127,466), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($86,375), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($78,445).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

N/A% of the population of Albany City PUMA, NY has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Albany City PUMA, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Albany City PUMA, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1202 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany City PUMA, NY N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Albany City PUMA, NY is home to a population of 107k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Albany City PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Albany City PUMA, NY is composed of 56.2k White Alone residents (52.7%), 27.4k Black or African American Alone residents (25.7%), 9.92k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.29%), 8.04k Asian Alone residents (7.53%), 4.7k Two or More Races residents (4.4%), 283 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.265%), 141 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.132%), and 32 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.03%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Albany City PUMA, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (5,259 speakers), Chinese (1,688 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (1,402 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Albany City PUMA, NY was 31.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Albany City PUMA, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Albany City PUMA, NY residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Albany City PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albany City PUMA, NY was 12%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    1,465 ± 933 people

  2. Jamaica

    1,013 ± 778 people

  3. Philippines

    832 ± 705 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Albany City PUMA, NY was China, the natal country of 1,465 Albany City PUMA, NY residents, followed by Jamaica with 1,013 and Philippines with 832.

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Citizenship

93.3%

2017 Citizenship

93.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.3% of Albany City PUMA, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Albany City PUMA, NY was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    56.2k ± 1.16k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    27.4k ± 957

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9.92k ± 1.11k

In 2017, there were 2.05 times more White Alone residents (56.2k people) in Albany City PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.4k Black or African American Alone and 9.92k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Albany City PUMA, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    5,259 speakers (5.2%)

  2. Chinese

    1,688 speakers (1.67%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    1,402 speakers (1.39%)

15.6% of Albany City PUMA, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Albany City PUMA, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.2% of the overall population of Albany City PUMA, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.67% speak Chinese and 1.39% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,364 ± 209

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    587 ± 176

  3. Korea

    385 ± 115

Albany City PUMA, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Albany City PUMA, NY awarded 13,099 degrees. The student population of Albany City PUMA, NY is skewed towards women, with 30,789 male students and 37,234 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany City PUMA, NY are White (7,836 and 62.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,849 and 14.8%), Hispanic or Latino (1,224 and 9.79%), and Asian (610 and 4.88%).

The largest universities in Albany City PUMA, NY by number of degrees awarded are Excelsior College (4,946 and 37.8%), SUNY at Albany (4,903 and 37.4%), and The College of Saint Rose (1,658 and 12.7%).

The most popular majors in Albany City PUMA, NY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,671 and 12.8%), Registered Nursing (1,299 and 9.92%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,139 and 8.7%).

The median tuition costs in Albany City PUMA, NY are $29,656 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $21,550 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 442 degrees awarded

  2. 1,362 degrees awarded

  3. 498 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Albany City PUMA, NY was General Psychology with 442 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Albany City PUMA, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,946 degrees awarded

  2. 4,903 degrees awarded

  3. 1,658 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$29,656

Median Private

In 2016, the Albany City PUMA, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Excelsior College with 4,946 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,742

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,357

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,742 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany City PUMA, NY, which is 0.78 times less than the 7,357 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Albany City PUMA, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,836 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,849 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,224 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Albany City PUMA, NY were to White students. These 7,836 degrees mean that there were 4.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,849 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albany City PUMA, NY was $172,500 in 2017, which is 0.793 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $173,500 to $172,500, a 0.576% decrease. The homeownership rate in Albany City PUMA, NY is 38.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Albany City PUMA, NY have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Albany City PUMA, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,111

Median Household Income

± $2,579

44.9k

Number of Households

± 1,439

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.9k households in Albany City PUMA, NY grew to $45,111 from the previous year's value of $43,870.

The following chart displays the households in Albany City PUMA, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$172,500

2017 Median

± $3,290

$173,500

2016 Median

± $3,286

In 2017, the median property value in Albany City PUMA, NY declined from to $172,500 from the previous year's value of $173,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Albany City PUMA, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albany City PUMA, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Albany City PUMA, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albany City PUMA, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

38.8%

2017 Homeownership

38.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.8% of the housing units in Albany City PUMA, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Albany City PUMA, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Albany City PUMA, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albany City PUMA, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany City PUMA, NY have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.06% of the workforce in Albany City PUMA, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.3%

  2. Public Transit

    13.3%

  3. Walked

    9.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Albany City PUMA, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Walked.

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