Poverty in Albany, Georgia

What is the poverty rate in Albany, Georgia?
The poverty rate in Albany is 33.2%. One out of every 3 residents of Albany lives in poverty.

How many people in Albany, Georgia live in poverty?
23,632 of 71,129 Albany residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Albany compare to the rest of Georgia?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Georgia is 16.9%, meaning Albany has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Georgia.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Albany, Georgia Poverty Rate

Albany, Georgia Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

39.9% 15.3%

2011

33.1% 20.0% 15.9%

2012

36.8% 11.0% 15.9%

2013

32.0% 14.0% 15.8%

2014

34.4% 7.0% 15.5%

2015

32.0% 7.0% 14.7%

2016

32.5% 1.0% 14.0%

2017

29.3% 10.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Albany, Georgia Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

51,507

38.4% 25.2% 68.8%

Two Or More Races

1,443

24.7% 18.4% 1.9%

White

15,879

17.6% 10.3% 21.2%

Hispanic

1,660

34.9% 22.2% 2.2%

What's the Poverty Rate in Albany, Georgia By Race?

38.4% of Black residents of Albany, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Albany, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 19,799 of 51,507 black Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 68.8% of the total population of Albany, Georgia are black.

17.6% of White residents of Albany, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Albany, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 2,794 of 15,879 white Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 21.2% of the total population of Albany, Georgia are white.

34.9% of Hispanic residents of Albany, Georgia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Albany, Georgia is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 579 of 1,660 hispanic Georgians live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.2% of the total population of Albany, Georgia are hispanic.

Albany, Georgia Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Albany, Georgia?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Albany, Georgia is 30.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Albany, Georgia is 35.7%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Albany, Georgia

Female residents of Albany, Georgia are moderately(17%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

9,776 of 32,316 males in Albany live below the poverty line.

13,856 of 38,813 females in Albany live below the poverty line.

Albany, Georgia Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Albany can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Albany, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 43.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Albany, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 26.9%.

Poverty for younger ages in Albany is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Albany, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 52.1%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Albany, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 51.6%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Albany can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Albany, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 47.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Albany, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 42.9%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Albany, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 37.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Albany, Georgia have a Poverty Rate of 12.4%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Albany, Georgia Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Albany, Georgia?

Albany, Georgia Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Albany, Georgia Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

50.3%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

51.0%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

43.5%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

30.8%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

21.1%

75 to 84 Years Old

16.5%

Over 85 Years Old

23.5%

Albany, Georgia Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Albany, Georgia born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Albany, Georgia who were born citizens of the United States is 33.5%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Albany, Georgia who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 23.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Albany, Georgia born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Albany, Georgia who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 69,253 residents of Albany, Georgia who were born citizens of the United States, 23,188 (33.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 444 (23.7%) of 1,876 residents of Albany, Georgia who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Albany, Georgia

The poverty rate in Albany is 33.2%.
Albany is in Dougherty County.
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Albany 33.2%
Putney 11.9%

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