Latest Data (2017)
Population 98,251
Nationwide Rank 311

Quick Facts

Albany, New York is the 311th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Albany, New York is a city.

Albany, New York is currently 27.2% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Albany, New York's growth is below average. 77% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Albany, New York Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
301 Vista, California 101,568 12.9%
302 Renton, Washington 101,379 96.9%
303 Sparks, Nevada 100,888 50.7%
304 Allen, Texas 100,685 123.3%
305 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 100,287 27.4%
306 San Angelo, Texas 100,119 13.2%
307 Vacaville, California 100,032 11.8%
308 Meridian, Idaho 99,926 172.0%
309 Kenosha, Wisconsin 99,877 9.5%
310 Roanoke, Virginia 99,837 5.3%
311 Albany, New York 98,251 3.9%
312 Boca Raton, Florida 98,150 18.0%
313 Spokane Valley, Washington 97,847 20.9%
314 Orem, Utah 97,839 15.8%
315 Compton, California 97,612 4.2%
316 Beaverton, Oregon 97,514 22.0%
317 Erie, Pennsylvania 97,369 -6.0%
318 Lee's Summit, Missouri 97,290 37.0%
319 Lawrence, Kansas 96,892 20.2%
320 Federal Way, Washington 96,690 13.5%
321 Flint, Michigan 96,448 -22.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In New York

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
184 Syracuse 143,396 -1.8%
311 Albany 98,251 3.9%
429 New Rochelle 79,946 10.5%
520 Mount Vernon 68,703 0.4%
558 Schenectady 65,625 6.2%
617 Utica 60,635 0.2%
641 White Plains 59,047 10.7%
679 Hempstead 55,806 4.9%
772 Troy 49,565 0.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 98,251 311
2016 98,111 311
2015 98,469 306
2014 98,566 306
2013 98,424 299
2012 97,904 297
2011 97,897 294
2010 97,856 287
2009 93,836 299
2008 93,468 294
2007 94,009 287
2006 94,540 281
2005 94,494 277
2004 94,586 276
2003 94,730 275
2002 94,293 270
2001 94,539 267
2000 94,546 261
1990 100,070 203
1960 129,726 94
1950 134,995 69
1940 130,577 65
1930 127,412 64
1920 113,344 60
1910 100,253 50
1900 94,151 40
1890 94,923 29
1880 90,758 21
1870 69,422 20
1860 62,367 13
1850 50,763 10
1840 33,721 9