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Overview

Introduction to Albany, California

Albany, California, in Alameda county, is 1 mile NW of Berkeley, California and 5 miles N of Oakland, California. The city is considered part of the Oakland metropolitan area. Albany has a population of 16,444.

Albany History

In 1908, a group of local women objected the dumping of Berkeley garbage in their community. They confronted the drivers of the wagon near what is now the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Buchanan Street. The local women told the drivers of the horse drawn garbage wagons to go home, which they did quickly and without objection. The inhabitants of the town voted to incorporate as the City of Ocean View, shortly thereafter. In 1909, voters changed the name of the city, mainly to differentiate the city from the adjacent section of Berkeley which had previously been named Ocean View. On a vote of 38 to 6, the city was renamed in honor of Albany, New York.

Albany and nearby Attractions

  • Terrace Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Ocean View Park
  • Opal Staniek Tot Lot
  • Ohlone Greenway
  • Albany Hill

Things To Do In Albany

The Albany community center is the focal point of various recreation activities in the city. It hosts numerous events, parties, receptions and meetings. The city has many parks which are great places to hang out with friends and family members during leisure time. There are also many good restaurants and cafes in the city.

Albany Transportation

Air Transportation is available from Metropolitan Oakland International airport.

Albany Higher Education

University Of California-Berkeley serves the city.

People

Total Population 19,020
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,969
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 72.2%
Median Earnings25+ $53,214
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,598

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,967
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.1%
% Using Public Transportation 23.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,617
Median House Value $639,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.3%
Irish 7.8%

Albany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Berkeley, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles N of Oakland, California
County Alameda
Standard Zip Codes 94706, 94710
Phone Area Codes 510
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.886
Longitude -122.296

Albany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BERKELEY
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 64 F
Jul Temp 55 to 70 F
Oct Temp 54 to 70 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Station OAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 66 F
Jul Temp 57 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkeley 115,688 $114,720
El Cerrito 24,136 $104,524
Emeryville 10,497 $84,688
Piedmont 10,957 $247,171
Richmond 106,469 $59,976
San Pablo 29,516 $47,666
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ALBANY HIGH
603 KEY ROUTE BLVD.
510-558-2550
Serves 1,075 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

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510-559-6570
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Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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