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Albany, California - Basic Facts

The City of Albany had a population of 19,659 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Albany, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,659
Daytime Population: Workers 5,111
Daytime Population: Residents 9,901
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,012
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 19,575
Population in Familes 15,800
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 10,994
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $82,516
Average Household Income $115,691
Per Capita Income $45,851


Total Housing Units 8,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,634 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,126 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $698,448
Average Home Value $729,791


Total Households 7,760
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,203
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 0.9%
Households 0.66% 0.81%
Families 0.61% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2017 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 # 352 77th
Population Density # 54 97th
Diversity Index # 674 56th
Median Household Income # 323 79th
Per Capita Income # 282 81st

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