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Time Zone: Albany County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Albany is the Seat for Albany County. In addition, the community of Albany is also the capital of New York.

Albany County is one of the original counties of New York and was founded in 1683.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Albany had a population of 298,284 people. This is an increase of 1.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 294,565 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Albany represented 1.55% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010304,204+3.27%+1.98% since 2009
2009298,284+1.26%+0.25% since 2008
2008297,537+1.01%-0.24% since 2007
2007298,246+1.25% 
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2000294,565The Last Census

More information can be found on the Albany County Census Page for Albany County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Albany County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Albany County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Albany   93,83695,6581.9% decrease  
Colonie   81,51879,2582.85% increase  
Guilderland   34,83632,6886.57% increase  
Bethlehem   33,06631,3045.63% increase  
Cohoes   15,10115,5212.71% decrease  

Websites for Albany County

Official Website:   www.albanycounty.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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