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Albany, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Albany is the 10th largest city in Georgia with a population of 74,883 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 Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Albany is located at latitude 31.578 and longitude -84.1762 in Dougherty County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albany (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles. Dougherty County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Albany (GNIS ID: 2403072) 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.

Georgia 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 West Dougherty Division of Dougherty 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: City of Opportunity.

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


Total Population 74,883
Daytime Population: Workers 45,822
Daytime Population: Residents 45,702
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91,524
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 71,463
Population in Familes 55,987
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,420
Population Density2 1,360
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $30,693
Average Household Income $48,622
Per Capita Income $19,800


Total Housing Units 33,390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,201 (33.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,608 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,581 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $103,890
Average Home Value $142,068


Total Households 28,809
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 17,714
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 -0.46% -0.63%
Households -0.46% -0.68%
Families -0.61% -0.82%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Albany, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albany to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 10 99th
Population Density # 102 84th
Diversity Index # 402 36th
Median Household Income # 518 17th
Per Capita Income # 351 44th

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