Albany, New York - Facts & Figures
Albany, New York, located on the Hudson River, was established over four centuries ago as a small Dutch settlement. Today, it is the capital of New York, and is located in the middle of a growing technology valley. Together with other counties, the government and business people of Albany have made strides to build a tech-oriented economy in order to offer career opportunities and business prospects in a variety of industries. This has drawn businesses and residents from many walks of life and many parts of the country.
The epicenter of Tech Valley is Albany, partly because it provides easy access to a number of other destinations via car, bus, train and plane. It also boasts four beautiful Northeast seasons, cultural and historic entertainment options, historic architecture, thriving retail, and unique culinary experiences. The town has been proactive in turning these attributes, plus their abundance of early American history, into a draw for tourists.
- Population: 97,660
- Industries: state and local government, service industry (restaurants and food stores, law firms, and related business), colleges and universities, healthcare, scientific research, high technology, and traditional manufacturing
- Area Codes: 518
- ZIP Codes: 12201, 12202, 12203, 12204, 12205, 12206, 12207, 12208, 12209, 12210
- Surrounding Cities: Bronx NY, Rensselaer NY, Menands NY, Hampton Manor NY, Delmar NY, Bethlehem NY, Colonie NY, East Greenbush NY