Final Project

Final Project: A Sketch of The City of Albany, 1850 to 1940

The title of this project is to show that this is to highlight some features that Census records show about the citizens of Albany, yet it is not a complete picture. There is a 30 year gap between 1850 and 1880 and a 20 year gap between 1880 and 1900 resulting from a lack of Census records.








General Trends

Overall, New York state is the most common birthplace for Albany residents. From 1850 to 1900, Ireland and Germany were the two most common foreign birthplaces, however the gap between them was closing. Then in 1920 and later, Italy is the most common foreign birthplace for Albany residents.

Office work, laborer, and sales clerk were the most common occupations. There was some fluctuation in their rankings but from 1910 onwards, office work and laborer were the first and second most common occupations, respectively.

The Census records show that Albany has historically had a predominantly white population. Based on this, as well as the occupations and birthplaces of Albany residents, the data seems to imply that Albany has been a predominantly white, middle class city that has been influenced by a variety of cultures

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