A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Albany, New York
Welcome to Albany ...
When the people of Albany refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albanian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Albany has a population of 96,460 people<3> (see below for details).
Albany was established in 1614.
The community of Albany is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.
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 2019 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 96,460 people. This is a decrease of 1.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.84% 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 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 (with a count of 95,658 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Albany.
Adding Albany to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Albany in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Albany elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Albany on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Albany on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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.
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: 11 May 2021