Albany, GA

Census Place

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2022 Population
68,926
2.58% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
29.6%
3.87% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$43,724
9.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$111,200
9.88% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
26,725
3% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Albany, GA had a population of 68.9k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $43,724. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Albany, GA declined from 70,748 to 68,926, a −2.58% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,036 to $43,724, a 9.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albany, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (75.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), Other (Hispanic) (0.855%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.637%).

None of the households in Albany, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Albany, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany, GA are Albany Technical College (1,559 degrees awarded in 2022) and Albany State University (1,448 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Albany, GA was $111,200, and the homeownership rate was 40.2%.

Most people in Albany, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Albany, GA is home to a population of 68.9k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.75% of Albany, GA residents were born outside of the country (1.21k people).

In 2022, there were 3.95 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.8k people) in Albany, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Albany, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Albany, GA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albany, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51.8k ± 752
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 596
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 467
2.5%
Hispanic Population
1.72k people

In 2022, there were 3.95 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.8k people) in Albany, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.5% of the people in Albany, GA are hispanic (1.72k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Albany, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.75%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people
1.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.1k people

As of 2022, 1.75% of Albany, GA residents (1.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albany, GA was 1.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,308 ± 256
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,253 ± 320
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,148 ± 481

Albany, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Albany, GA employs 26.7k people. The largest industries in Albany, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,495 people), Retail Trade (3,111 people), and Educational Services (2,864 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($56,987), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,091), and Public Administration ($46,371).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26.7k
2022 Value
± 1,467
−3%
1 Year decline
± 7.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albany, GA declined at a rate of −3%, from 27.6k employees to 26.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,765 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,519 people), and Production Occupations (2,014 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albany, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.7k
2022 Value
± 1,467
−3%
1 Year decline
± 7.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albany, GA declined at a rate of −3%, from 27.6k employees to 26.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,495 people), Retail Trade (3,111 people), and Educational Services (2,864 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albany, GA, though some of these residents may live in Albany, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,478
Median earning men ± $3,300
$29,502
Median earning women ± $1,304

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($65,272), Public Administration ($47,875), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($47,516).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($49,432), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,168), and Public Administration ($44,217).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Albany, GA awarded 3,007 degrees. The student population of Albany, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,364 male students and 6,547 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany, GA are Black or African American (2,226 and 74.2%), followed by White (559 and 18.6%), Hispanic or Latino (99 and 3.3%), and Two or More Races (48 and 1.6%).

The largest universities in Albany, GA by number of degrees awarded are Albany Technical College (1,559 and 51.8%) and Albany State University (1,448 and 48.2%).

The most popular majors in Albany, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (384 and 12.8%), Registered Nursing (336 and 11.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (222 and 7.38%).

The median tuition cost in Albany, GA for a public four year colleges is $4,064 for in-state students and $14,786 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2020 in Albany, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,911 (26.5% men and 73.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,911 students enrolled in Albany, GA, 26.5% men and 73.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 7,051 records, of which 73.8% were women and 26.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 384 degrees awarded
  3. 216 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Albany, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Albany, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,559 degrees awarded
  2. 1,448 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Albany Technical College with 1,559 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 883 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany, GA, which is 0.416 times less than the 2,124 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 2,226 degrees mean that there were 3.98 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 559 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,064) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,420) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,497) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albany, GA was $111,200 in 2022, which is 0.394 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $101,200 to $111,200, a 9.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Albany, GA is 40.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Albany, GA have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albany, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Albany, GA is $43,724. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Albany, GA was Census Tract 104.03 with a value of $90,852, followed by Census Tract 104.01 and Census Tract 5.02, with respective values of $78,759 and $69,948.

Property

$111,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,836
$11,144
Median Property Taxes
±$833

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albany, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40.2% of the housing units in Albany, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104.03
  2. Census Tract 104.01
  3. Census Tract 5.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany, GA was Census Tract 104.03 with a value of $90,852, followed by Census Tract 104.01 and Census Tract 5.02, with respective values of $78,759 and $69,948.

The following map shows all of the places in Albany, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$43,724
Median Household Income
± $2,336
27.7k
Number of Households
± 1,457

In 2022, the median household income of the 27.7k households in Albany, GA grew to $43,724 from the previous year's value of $40,036.

The following chart displays the households in Albany, GA 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albany, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.31%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Albany, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (5.31%).

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany, GA have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Albany, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

29.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany, GA (19.4k out of 65.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albany, GA is Black, followed by White 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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Health

84.3% of the population of Albany, GA has health coverage, with 31.3% on employee plans, 28.9% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.74% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dougherty County, GA see 1239 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.21% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1517 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 686 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,239 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dougherty County, GA

Primary care physicians in Dougherty County, GA see an average of 1,239 patients per year. This represents a 2.21% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dougherty County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.4% under 18 years, 24% between 18 and 34 years, 34.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.2% were men and 55.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.7%
Uninsured
31.3%
Employer Coverage
28.9%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
2.74%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany, GA grew by 2.24% from 15.3% to 15.7%.

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