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Albany is a city in Dougherty County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for James, Duke of York and Albany; another says it was named after Albany, NY.
The latitude of Albany is 31.578N. The longitude is -84.155W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 76,202.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Albany demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dougherty County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31707 ZIP code.
4% of Albany residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $15,485, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Albany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Albany include Albany Railroad Depot Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Albany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.
Libraries in Albany include Central Library, Northwest Branch Library, Southside Branch Library, Tallulah Massey Branch, Westtown Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Albany include Albany Herald
TV stations in Albany include WALB, WFXL.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUNV.
Dougherty County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Albany political report.
The average commute time for Albany workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 23 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Albany between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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