Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

Total Population: 881,830

(An increase of 1.28 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 58,106
  • Language Spoken at Home - 71,014

Quick Facts

  • Approximately twelve percent of the population speaks a language other than English at home.

  • The Hispanic population in the Capital District has grown by over 80% since the year 2000, making them the fastest growing ethnic group in the metro area.

  • The largest foreign-born population is the Asian people at over fifty percent of the immigrant population, many of which live in the suburbs.

  • Less than forty percent of the Asian population population lives in the three major cities in the metro area, the large marjority of which have arrived since 2000.


Historically, Albany's people groups were primarily from Europe. All the way through the mid 1900's the large majority of the area's foreign-born population came from western European countries such as Italy, Germany, France, Poland, and Ireland. The effects of these people can still be seen throughout the city. There are multiple European enclaves located throughout the city that carry on the heritage of the immigrants that lived in those areas.

More recently, the demographics have begun to shift. The largest ethnic group in the area at the present are from Asian countries. As early as 1980 there is evidence of Asian immigrants moving into the metro area. Originally these people would settle in the major cities, making their homes in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy. However, recently the Asian immigrants have begun to congregate in more suburban areas. More than half of the Asian population in the area live outside of the three major cities.

People Group Highlights

Displaying 26-31 of 31 results.
StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,279
DominicanDominican RepublicAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal1,048
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal668
EcuadorianEcuadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic579
ColombianColombiaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic538
GhanaianGhanaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant424

Ethnic Links

Albany Ethnic Market Map- A great link to see the locations of all the different ethnic markets located in and around Albany, NY.