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Albany, New York
Welcome to Albany ...
When the people of Albany refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albanian<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Albany has a population of 98,251 people<2> (see below for details).
Albany was established in 1614.
The community of Albany is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Albany lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Albany is located in the (518) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Albany had a population of 97,856 people (or 32.17% of the total population of Albany County). This makes Albany the county's most populous community.
The population of Albany represents 0.5% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 97,856 people, the population of Albany increased 2.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 95,658 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 98,251 people. This is an increase of 0.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.71% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Albany.
Communities near Albany ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Albany and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Albany.
Communities Also Named Albany ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Albany - they are located in California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Albany.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Albany:
Websites for Albany ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albany ...
Looking for more information about Albany? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Albany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albany.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Albany: www.albanyny.org/
The official website for Albany County: www.albanycounty.com/
The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Feb 2019