Albany is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 55,338 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Albany is the 11th largest community in Oregon.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Albany is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Albany is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albany who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), management occupations (7.64%), and sales jobs (7.48%).
Also of interest is that Albany has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Albany is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.35% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Albany in 2018 was $29,664, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,656 for a family of four. However, Albany contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Albany is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Albany home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albany residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Albany also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Albany include German, English, Irish, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Albany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.