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The percentage of residents that identified as White alone declined from 89% in 2000 to 76% in 2020. The percent of residents identifying as Hispanic or Latino increased from 6% in 2000 to 14% in 2020. Almost 6% of residents indicated two or more races in 2020.

Indicated raceNumberPercentage of total
White alone 42,824 76%
Hispanic or Latino 7,949 14%
Two or more races 3,304 6%
Asian alone 975 2%
American Indian or Native Alaskan alone 528 1%
Black or African American alone 435 1%
Some other race alone 293 <1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone 164 <1%
2020 Decennial Census, P2 indicated race

Most of Albany’s households are family households, with 46% being married-couple families, and 17.5% being unmarried families. More than one-fourth (27.5%) of households were single residents living alone, including more than 2,300 seniors 65 and older living alone.

Family Households

Chart showing family households by typeClick to enlarge

 HomeownersRenters
Family households 8943 4239
Married-couple family 7393 2165
Householder 65 years and over 1931 325
Family with related children under 18 years 3531 2444
Other family 1550 2074
Male householder, no spouse present 578 683
Female householder, no spouse present 972 1391
2019 5-yr American Community Survey Data, Table S2501

Non-Family Households

Chart showing non-family households by household typeClick to enlarge

 HomeownersRenters
Non-family households 3267 4303
Householder living alone 2718 2986
Householder 65 years and over 1443 885
2019 5-yr American Community Survey Data, Table S2501

People per Household

 OwnerRenter
1-person 22.3% 35.0%
2-person 37.1% 33.6%
3-person 16.6% 17.7%
4-person 11.5% 9.1%
5-person 9.0% 2.0%
6-person 2.2% 2.5%
7-or-more 1.3% 0.2%
2019 5-yr American Community Survey Data, Table B25009

Residents 55-74 constitute a greater percentage of the population, increasing from 14% in 2000 to 21% in 2019.

28%of the Albany population
was 55 and over in 2019.

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2019 5-yr American Community Survey Data

Residents with different disabilities need housing that meets their needs. As people age and health declines, people experience more self-care and mobility issues.

Percent with Disability by Age Cohort

age u5

Under 5

2%

age 5 17

5-17

8%

age 18 34

18-34

11%

age 35 64

35-64

17%

age 65 74

65-74

31%

age 75u

75 and over

53%

2019 5-yr American Community Survey Data, Table S1810, rounded to nearest whole percentage.

Disability Type by Age

 HearingVisionCognitiveAmbulatorySelf-CareIndependent Living
% of All Residents 5 2.7 7.6 8 3.2 7.2
Under 18 2.5 2.5 4.7 6.9 1.2 n/a
18 to 34 2.3 0.7 7.5 2.8 0.9 5.4
35 to 64 3.9 2.5 7.5 9.3 3.4 5.1
65 to 74 12 4.8 8 15.6 3.7 8.9
75 and older 25.7 12.4 15.5 36.1 15 24.1
2019 5-yr American Community Survey Data, Table S1810

According to the Portland State University (PSU) Population Research Center July 1, 2021 estimate, Albany’s population was approximately 57,199 people.

Albany grew by almost 39 percent between 2000 and 2020, increasing by roughly 15,900 people (40,852 to 56,752).  

Using the official 1.27% forecasted annual growth rate generated by the PSU Population Forecast Program, Albany is projected to reach 71,985 people by 2040. If Albany were to grow at the average annual growth rate since 1992 of 1.69%, the City’s 2040 population would be 78,486.

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