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"Quail Hunting Capital of the World"

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.


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Median household income
Local
$28,639
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Albany demographic reports
Albany is on the Flint River.
Long a center for shipping cotton. Once known as the "Pecan Capital of the World." The Famous Candy Company (later Bobs Candies) opened here in 1919.
Public transportation: Albany Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 537. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 6.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ray Charles, musician
· Jim Fowler, naturalist
· Ray Knight, baseball player
· Alice Coachman, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Albany Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Parks at Chehaw
Historic sites and museums: Albany Museum of Art, Albany Civil Rights Movement Memorial, Science Discovery Center, Thronateeska Heritage Center, Kolomoki Indian Mounds and State Park
Colleges and universities: Albany State University, Darton College, Albany Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 79
Municipal address:
PO Box 447
Albany, GA 31702

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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 31701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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18% of Albany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Albany include Albany Railroad Depot Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Albany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.


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Libraries in Albany include Central Library, Northwest Branch Library, Southside Branch Library, Tallulah Massey Branch, Westtown Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Albany include Albany Herald

TV stations in Albany include WALB, WFXL.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUNV.

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Dougherty County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Albany political report.

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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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