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Welcome to Albany ...

The city of Albany is located in Albany County. It is the County Seat and the capital of New York.

When the people of Albany refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albanian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Albany has a population of 97,279 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

The telephone area code for Albany: (518)

Websites for Albany ...

Official Website:   www.albanyny.org/

Junior League:   www.juniorleaguealbany.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 97,279 people. This is a decrease of 0.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.69% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Albany ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Albany.

  • Schenectady [Schenectady County]
  • Troy [Rensselaer County]
  • Clifton Park [Saratoga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Park
    • Clifton Park [Saratoga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Albany
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Park
  • Guilderland [Albany County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilderland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilderland
    • Guilderland [Albany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Albany
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilderland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rotterdam [Schenectady County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rotterdam
      • Rotterdam [Schenectady County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotterdam
    • Glenville [Schenectady County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Schenectady County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Halfmoon [Saratoga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
      • Halfmoon [Saratoga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon
    • Niskayuna [Schenectady County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niskayuna have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niskayuna
      • Niskayuna [Schenectady County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niskayuna
    • Cohoes [Albany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cohoes have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohoes
      • Cohoes [Albany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohoes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cohoes
    • Schodack [Rensselaer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schodack have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schodack
      • Schodack [Rensselaer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schodack

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albany. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albany.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Albany. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albany.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albany. Our list includes 299 papers. See our Newspapers Page 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.

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Albany refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Albany may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albany.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Albany) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albany. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Albany

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6568, Longitude: -73.7632    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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