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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,420
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+9,013
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher74.3%
Median Earnings25+$55,396
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,818
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,554

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,055
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.5%
% Using Public Transportation25.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,653
Median House Value$697,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.8%
German11.3%
Irish9.5%
English8.9%
Italian5.1%
Russian3.8%
French Except Basque3.6%
Polish2.2%
Swedish2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Dutch1.9%
Welsh1.5%
Norwegian1.5%
Arab1.4%
Iranian1%
African0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Danishn0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Palestinian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
US/American0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Greek0.2%
New Zealand0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Bermudan0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Australian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Albany Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alameda County
Standard Zip Codes94706, 94710, 94707
Phone Area Codes510
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.89
Approximate Longitude-122.3

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)

StationBERKELEY
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp44 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 64 F
Jul Temp55 to 70 F
Oct Temp54 to 70 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches
StationOAKLAND MUSEUM
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp45 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 66 F
Jul Temp57 to 73 F
Oct Temp55 to 72 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches
StationUPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkeley118,585$122,798
El Cerrito24,646$107,006
Emeryville11,111$92,031
Piedmont11,201$226,742
Richmond108,303$62,445
San Pablo29,991$48,409

Albany Public Schools

Albany High
603 Key Route Blvd.
ZIP: 94706
High
Total Enrollment 1195
Albany Middle
1259 Brighton Ave.
ZIP: 94706
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Cornell Elementary
920 Talbot Ave.
ZIP: 94706
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Macgregor High (continuation)
603 Key Route Blvd
ZIP: 94706
High
Total Enrollment 27
Marin Elementary
1001 Santa Fe Ave.
ZIP: 94706
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Ocean View Elementary
1000 Jackson St.
ZIP: 94706
Primary
Total Enrollment 697

Albany Private Schools

Bright Star Montessori School
1370 Marin Ave
ZIP: 94706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Tilden Preparatory School
1231 Solano Ave
ZIP: 94706
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 76
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