Albany, GA

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Population

153,776

0.681% decline

Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$40,612

5.01% growth

Poverty Rate

25.7%


Number of Employees

60,804

0.507% decline

Median Property Value

$111,700

3.14% growth

About

In 2017, Albany, GA had a population of 154k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $40,612. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Albany, GA declined from 154,830 to 153,776, a -0.681% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,674 to $40,612, a 5.01% increase.

The population of Albany, GA is 52.7% Black or African American Alone, 41.7% White Alone, and 2.64% Hispanic or Latino. 3.45% of the people in Albany, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany, GA are Albany Technical College (2,433 degrees awarded in 2016), Darton State College (1,005 degrees), and Albany State University (737 degrees).

The median property value in Albany, GA is $111,700, and the homeownership rate is 54.6%. Most people in Albany, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Albany, GA employs 60.8k people. The largest industries in Albany, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,818 people), Manufacturing (7,082 people), and Retail Trade (7,057 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($44,028), Utilities ($41,287), and Wholesale Trade ($40,553).

Median household income in Albany, GA is $40,612. Males in Albany, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Albany, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,612

2017 value

± $1,238

5.01%

1 Year Growth

± 4.1%

Households in Albany, GA have a median annual income of $40,612, 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 $38,674 in 2016, which represents a 5.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Albany, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Albany, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albany, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $102,084, followed by Fayette County, GA and Cherokee County, GA, with respective values of $84,742 and $76,368.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany, GA (38.2k out of 148k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. Black

    27,517 ± 1,151

  2. White

    8,885 ± 618

  3. Hispanic

    1,434 ± 232

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.8k

2017 Value

± 1,757

-0.507%

1 Year decline

± 4.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albany, GA declined at a rate of -0.507%, from 61.1k employees to 60.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,122 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,289 people), and Management Occupations (5,559 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albany, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Albany, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,122 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,289 people), and Management Occupations (5,559 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albany, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.22 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.01 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Albany, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,840), Legal Occupations ($65,347), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,434).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.8k

2017 Value

± 1,757

-0.507%

1 Year decline

± 4.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albany, GA declined at a rate of -0.507%, from 61.1k employees to 60.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,818 people), Manufacturing (7,082 people), and Retail Trade (7,057 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Albany, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,818 people), Manufacturing (7,082 people), and Retail Trade (7,057 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albany, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.89 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.88 times), and Educational Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Albany, GA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($44,028), Utilities ($41,287), and Wholesale Trade ($40,553).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia 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 Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

83.3% of the population of Albany, GA has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 9.99% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 2.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Albany, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Albany, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 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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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

16.7%

Uninsured

36.6%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

9.99%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

2.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany, GA declined by 6.63% from 17.9% to 16.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Albany, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Albany, GA is home to a population of 154k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.47% of Albany, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Albany, GA is composed of 81k Black or African American Alone residents (52.7%), 64.1k White Alone residents (41.7%), 4.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.64%), 2.56k Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 1.6k Asian Alone residents (1.04%), 253 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.165%), 152 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0988%), and 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0273%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Albany, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,905 speakers), African Languages (344 speakers), and Gujarati (229 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Albany, GA was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Albany, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Albany, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.47% of Albany, GA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albany, GA was 2.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Albany, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Albany, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Albany, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Albany, GA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    81k ± 682

  2. White Alone

    64.1k ± 276

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.06k ± 609

In 2017, there were 1.26 times more Black or African American Alone residents (81k people) in Albany, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64.1k White Alone and 4.06k 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, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,905 speakers (2%)

  2. African Languages

    344 speakers (0.237%)

  3. Gujarati

    229 speakers (0.158%)

3.45% of Albany, GA 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, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2% of the overall population of Albany, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.237% speak African Languages and 0.158% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,439 ± 316

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,985 ± 335

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,932 ± 298

Albany, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Albany, GA awarded 4,175 degrees. The student population of Albany, GA is skewed towards women, with 3,286 male students and 7,126 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany, GA are Black or African American (2,855 and 68.8%), followed by White (1,141 and 27.5%), Hispanic or Latino (70 and 1.69%), and Two or More Races (37 and 0.892%).

The largest universities in Albany, GA by number of degrees awarded are Albany Technical College (2,433 and 58.3%), Darton State College (1,005 and 24.1%), and Albany State University (737 and 17.7%).

The most popular majors in Albany, GA are Registered Nursing (414 and 9.92%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (409 and 9.8%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (345 and 8.26%).

The median tuition costs in Albany, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,036 and $11,199 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 98 degrees awarded

  2. 139 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Albany, GA was Child Care Provider with 98 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Albany, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,433 degrees awarded

  2. 1,005 degrees awarded

  3. 737 degrees awarded

$3,036

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Albany, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Albany Technical College with 2,433 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,509

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,666

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,509 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany, GA, which is 0.566 times less than the 2,666 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    2,855 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,141 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    70 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Albany, GA were to Black or African American students. These 2,855 degrees mean that there were 2.5 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,141 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albany, GA was $111,700 in 2017, which is 0.513 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,300 to $111,700, a 3.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Albany, GA is 54.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Albany, GA have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Albany, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,612

Median Household Income

± $1,238

57.6k

Number of Households

± 1,575

In 2017, the median household income of the 57.6k households in Albany, GA grew to $40,612 from the previous year's value of $38,674.

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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Housing

Property Value

$111,700

2017 Median

± $3,130

$108,300

2016 Median

± $2,752

In 2017, the median property value in Albany, GA grew to to $111,700 from the previous year's value of $108,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Albany, GA 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, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Albany, GA 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 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.6%

2017 Homeownership

55.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.6% of the housing units in Albany, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Albany, GA 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, 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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany, GA have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Albany, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Albany, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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