June 12 2023
News,Regional/County Profiles

Albany’s Population Grew in 2022

The City of Albany was one of only seven cities in New York State that saw an annual population gain in 2022, while the City of Saratoga Springs experienced its first loss of residents in 12 years. During the same period, a quarter of the Capital Region’s towns and nearly a fifth of its villages increased their populations, according to a Census for Economic Growth of new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.


Between 2021 and 2022, Albany was the Capital Region’s only city to see a population gain: an increase of 91, or 0.1 percent, to 100,826. Among New York’s 62 cities, that was the fourth largest increase. Capital Region city population losses ranged from -6 in Rensselaer to -321 in Troy. Saratoga Springs’ population declined by 0.4 percent (-109) – its fastest rate of annual decline since 1996.



Twenty-seven among 108 Capital Region towns grew in 2022. The region’s fastest-growing towns were Stillwater at 3.5 percent (322), Ballston at 3.5 percent (423), Halfmoon at 1.4 percent and Niskayuna and 1.3 percent (295). Fort Ann had the fastest decline rate at 2.5 percent (-138).


Seven of the region’s 41 villages grew in 2022. Round Lake grew at the fastest rate of 1.1 percent (9). It was followed by two Washington County villages: Argyle at 0.7 percent (2) and Fort Ann at 0.1 percent (1).  In fact, only one of Washington County’s eight villages experienced a population loss: Fort Edward at -0.1 percent (-4). The region’s village with the fastest decline rate was Chatham at -1.5 percent (-24).



In April 2021, CEG launched a talent attraction campaign using the CapNY brand, along with a website – GoCapNY.com – and its associated social media channels. To help attract even more young professionals to the Capital Region, CEG launched a CapNY Connectors initiative. The Connectors are local residents who love living in the Capital Region and who have volunteered to share that love to help connect prospective new residents to our community. They work in diverse industries, pursue unique interests, and come from all walks of life. The CapNY Connectors are available to answer questions and discuss first-hand experience of what it’s like to work and live in CapNY.

Young professionals can find a connector who shares their interests and ambitions by checking out the profiles on the GoCapNY website. Website visitors who are unsure of whom they should connect with, can fill out the form to provide some additional details, and the CapNY networking team will make a connection for them.

Visit CapNY Connectors at https://gocapny.com/capny-connectors.


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