Albany, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Known as the Capital of New York, Albany, New York, is home to an incredibly diverse community. A vibrant and diverse Jewish community is present in the city, and there is a long-established Orthodox Christian community. The city also has the oldest Christian congregation in the state, and the mother churches of two Christian dioceses. The city has eight churches listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The St. Peter's Episcopal Church, for example, is classified as a National Historic Landmark.

In addition to the Italian community, there is a large German and Irish population in Albany. These groups largely comprised the city's minority population, though there are some significant numbers of Ashkenazi Jews in the city, too. Additionally, immigrants from east Asia and China also settled in Albany, though the descendants of these immigrants have since moved out to the suburbs. The city was also an important destination for internal migration, with many African Americans moving north during the Great Migration and after World War I.

The city's history is incredibly rich. European fur traders may have visited the area as early as 1540, and were responsible for the birth of Ray Charles and Dr. Jeanne Noble. It was also repeatedly listed as one of the ten fastest growing cities in the United States. In the past century, the city's history has been marked by the rise of numerous notables and a rich and diverse culture.