Albany County is located in east-central New York. The County Seat is Albany and the largest city is Albany. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.albanycounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 308,171 and the 2010 census population was 304,208. The land area is 522.80 square miles and there are 581.9 persons per square mile.
78.2% of the population is White, 13.5% is Black or African American, 5.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 92.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 38.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $209,300, there are 122,700 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $32,328, the median household income is $59,394, and 13% of the persons in Albany County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 24,798. Retail sales (in $1000) were $5,404,372, and sales per capita were $18,121. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.9%.
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