A town located in California, Albany has a population of just under 20,000. Families with young children are common, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in California. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their residence despite a relatively prohibitive average rent of $1,732 a month, considerably higher than the state average.
Albany has an average commute time of about 34 minutes, slower than the California average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (26%) drive themselves to work, while public transit is used by just 13% of the population. Relatively few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Albany has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 22% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 22% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are three primary industries in Albany: education, scientific, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 25% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in management, making it the top career path in the city. Albany workers bring in an average annual income of just over $106,000, about $21,000 more than their peers elsewhere in California. Albany's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.