Albany, OR

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Population

121,074

1.01% growth

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$49,515

5.84% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Number of Employees

51,079

3.17% growth

Median Property Value

$184,900

6.82% growth

About

In 2017, Albany, OR had a population of 121k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $49,515. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Albany, OR grew from 119,862 to 121,074, a 1.01% increase and its median household income grew from $46,782 to $49,515, a 5.84% increase.

The population of Albany, OR is 85.7% White Alone, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.88% Two or More Races. 7.37% of the people in Albany, OR speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albany, OR are Linn-Benton Community College (884 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Albany, OR is $184,900, and the homeownership rate is 64.1%. Most people in Albany, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Albany, OR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Albany, OR employs 51.1k people. The largest industries in Albany, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,103 people), Manufacturing (7,366 people), and Retail Trade (6,595 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,685), Public Administration ($49,368), and Information ($48,750).

Median household income in Albany, OR is $49,515. Males in Albany, OR have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,053. The income inequality in Albany, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,515

2017 value

± $1,904

5.84%

1 Year Growth

± 4.87%

Households in Albany, OR have a median annual income of $49,515, 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 $46,782 in 2016, which represents a 5.84% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,970

Average Male Salary

± $1,681

$48,053

Average Female Salary

± $1,355

In 2017, full-time male employees in Albany, OR made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Albany, OR by number of full-time 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

    $56,926 ± $5,268

  2. White

    $47,707 ± $1,033

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,267 ± $28,756

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Albany, OR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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, OR is from Oregon.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.411% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albany, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $80,946, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Deschutes County, OR, with respective values of $79,878 and $66,273.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albany, OR (19.3k out of 120k 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 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

    17,406 ± 981

  2. Hispanic

    2,088 ± 346

  3. Two Or More

    820 ± 191

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albany, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

51.1k

2017 Value

± 1,674

3.17%

1 Year growth

± 4.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albany, OR grew at a rate of 3.17%, from 49.5k employees to 51.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albany, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,385 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,889 people), and Production Occupations (4,543 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albany, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Albany, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,385 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,889 people), and Production Occupations (4,543 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albany, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.81 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.53 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Albany, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,797), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,559), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,663).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.1k

2017 Value

± 1,674

3.17%

1 Year growth

± 4.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albany, OR grew at a rate of 3.17%, from 49.5k employees to 51.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albany, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,103 people), Manufacturing (7,366 people), and Retail Trade (6,595 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albany, OR, though some of these residents may live in Albany, OR 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, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,103 people), Manufacturing (7,366 people), and Retail Trade (6,595 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albany, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.89 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.42 times), and Construction (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Albany, OR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($56,685), Public Administration ($49,368), and Information ($48,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $18.5B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $12.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $18.5B, followed by Electronics with $13.1B and Motorized vehicles and $12.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$134B

2015 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oregon trade was $134B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $201B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.5B

  2. $17.6B

  3. $2.94B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $26.5B, followed by California with $17.6B and Minnesota and $2.94B.

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

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Health

91.7% of the population of Albany, OR has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Albany, OR was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Albany, OR see 1070 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1272 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 226 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,070 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,070 patients per year. This represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1,068 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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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,232

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,185

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,942

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

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

8.35%

Uninsured

41.2%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albany, OR declined by 13.1% from 9.6% to 8.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Albany, OR 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. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

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

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Diversity

Albany, OR is home to a population of 121k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.07% of Albany, OR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Albany, OR is composed of 104k White Alone residents (85.7%), 10.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.66%), 3.48k Two or More Races residents (2.88%), 1.49k Asian Alone residents (1.23%), 1.11k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.915%), 465 Black or African American Alone residents (0.384%), 126 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.104%), and 98 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0809%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Albany, OR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,004 speakers), German (281 speakers), and Russian (246 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Albany, OR was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Albany, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Albany, OR residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.07%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.07% of Albany, OR 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, OR was 4.11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    146,430 ± 9,222 people

  2. Vietnam

    21,288 ± 3,573 people

  3. China

    20,489 ± 3,505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Albany, OR was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Albany, OR residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Albany, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Albany, OR was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    104k ± 103

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.5k ± 1.04k

  3. Two or More Races

    3.48k ± 339

In 2017, there were 9.9 times more White Alone residents (104k people) in Albany, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.5k Hispanic or Latino and 3.48k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,004 speakers (5.38%)

  2. German

    281 speakers (0.252%)

  3. Russian

    246 speakers (0.22%)

7.37% of Albany, OR 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, OR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.38% of the overall population of Albany, OR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.252% speak German and 0.22% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,807 ± 346

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,492 ± 339

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,314 ± 239

Albany, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Albany, OR awarded 884 degrees. The student population of Albany, OR is skewed towards women, with 2,860 male students and 2,915 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albany, OR are White (692 and 79.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (72 and 8.23%), Unknown (41 and 4.69%), and Two or More Races (32 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Albany, OR by number of degrees awarded are Linn-Benton Community College (884 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Albany, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (164 and 18.6%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (98 and 11.1%), and Registered Nursing (44 and 4.98%).

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

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Albany, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 164 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

884 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Albany, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Linn-Benton Community College with 884 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

372

Degrees Awarded to Men

512

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 372 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albany, OR, which is 0.727 times less than the 512 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Albany, OR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    692 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    72 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    41 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Albany, OR were to White students. These 692 degrees mean that there were 9.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 72 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albany, OR was $184,900 in 2017, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $173,100 to $184,900, a 6.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Albany, OR is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Albany, OR have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Albany, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$49,515

Median Household Income

± $1,904

46.3k

Number of Households

± 1,426

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.3k households in Albany, OR grew to $49,515 from the previous year's value of $46,782.

The following chart displays the households in Albany, OR 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$184,900

2017 Median

± $4,443

$173,100

2016 Median

± $3,542

In 2017, the median property value in Albany, OR grew to to $184,900 from the previous year's value of $173,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Albany, OR 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, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Albany, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albany, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

64.1%

2017 Homeownership

64.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.1% of the housing units in Albany, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Albany, OR 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, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albany, OR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albany, OR have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Albany, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.41%

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

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