Albany, New York 

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Population

98,498

+0.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

7.1%

Median Income

$41,099

Median Home Price

$184,300

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Best Places to Live in Albany, New York

Capital city complex - East-central New York, along the Hudson River160 miles north of New York City. August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Albany, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Albany, NY Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Diverse economy
Educated population
Nearby recreation
Cons
Harsh winters
Entertainment
Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area

The Albany area includes six counties, the cities of Troy and Schenectady and the historic Saratoga Springs area to the north. An assortment of commercial and state government activities support this state capital. Downtown Albany area is modern with a number of historic sites and an attractive waterfront. Suburbs are fairly nondescript. There is an assortment of mostly small arts and cultural amenities throughout the metropolitan area. Schenectady is an older industrial center known once for producing railroad locomotives and known past and present as a major center for the General Electric Company.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: New York
County: Albany County
Metro Area: Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
City: Albany
Zip Codes: 12203 12208 12206 12209 12210 12202 12222 12207
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 292 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Albany is 7.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albany jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 5.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Albany's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Albany county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.6% to 33.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Albany's population is 98,498 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Albany is Real Estate: $184,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.4%.

SCHOOLS
Albany public schools spend $26,698 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Albany. More Education



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Housing Market in Albany

It's a good time to buy in Albany. Home Appreciation is up 2.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Albany is $184,300.

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Reviews for Albany   55 Reviews
yup - 10/3/2020
I’ve lived just outside of Albany in Clifton Park and its always been decent for me. The town is nice and theres a lot to do. The prices are a little expensive including... Read More

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Why not retire here? - 7/29/2020
Good place to retire. Walkable. Young people. Buses. Sidewalks. Feel safe here in Whitehall neighborhood. Plenty to do. Taxes in ny are high,but you get what you pay... Read More

Horrible Weather Year Round - 4/6/2018
I've lived in the capital region Albany area since 1976. Albany's cost of living,(with the exception of property taxes,) is reasonable. There are a lot of things to do... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ALBANY, NEW YORK
12203 12208 12206 12209 12210 12202 12222 12207

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