Albany Population Statistics


Listed below in chronological order are enumerated and estimated population figures for the city of Albany. These statistics are not based on the research actually conducted by the Colonial Albany Social History Project. Instead, each statistic represents what we will call the standard sources (aka what passes for so-called "conventional wisdom") either identified by following the links on each statistic /and/or date or are taken from official US Census data. They provide a general simple sense of the parameters of community demographics. As is true with all statistics, none of them is perfect!

1679 ----- 143 lot owners

1686 ----- 500 people*

1697 ----- 714

1714 ----- 1,128

1750 ----- 1,500*

1786 ----- 550 houses

1790 ----- 3,498

1800 ----- 5,349

1810 ----- 9,356

1820 ----- 12,630

1830 ----- 24,209

1840 ----- 33,762

1850 ----- 50,763

1860 ----- 62,367

1870 ----- 69,422

1880 ----- 90,758

1890 ----- 95,000

1905 ----- 98,200

1910 -----

1920 ----- 113,344

1930 ----- 127,000*

1940 ----- 130,577

1950 ----- 134,382

1960 ----- 129,726

1970 ----- 110,000

1980 ----- 101,727

1990 ----- 101,082

2000 ----- 94,301

2010 ----- 97,856

notes

* = estimated population statistic

No census numbers available for Albany city in 1910

Census total corrected/revised March 2002. See also, the website of the New York State Data Center.



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first posted: 2000; last updated: 5/11/12