Albany, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Albany, California - Basic Facts

The City of Albany had a population of 19,158 as of July 1, 2016. Albany ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Albany is located at latitude 37.8907 and longitude -122.3181 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albany (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 3.68 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Albany (GNIS ID: 2409674) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Albany is located within Berkeley CCD of Alameda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Albany population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albany: Ocean View, O'Shean's View.

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Albany, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,158
Population in Households 19,073
Population in Familes 15,406
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 10,714
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 7,566
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,076
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,541 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,025 (49.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 523 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $676,286
Average Home Value $701,992


Median Household Income $79,562
Average Household Income $109,699
Per Capita Income $43,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.89%
Households 0.35% 0.77%
Families 0.31% 0.75%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Albany, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albany to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 354 77th
Population Density1 # 54 97th
Diversity Index2 # 667 56th
Median Household Income # 317 79th
Per Capita Income # 274 82nd

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