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Albany is a township in Berks County, in the Reading metro area.
The community was named for the Duke of Albany
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Albany. For links to other places called Albany, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Albany is 40.616N. The longitude is -75.866W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,662.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Albany demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berks County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Reading area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19534 ZIP code.
37% of Albany residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Albany ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Albany was $21,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Albany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Albany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $462. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,076.
Berks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Albany political report.
The average commute time for Albany workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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