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Welcome to Albany ...
The pronunciation of Albany: all-BINNY<2>
Albany was established in 1836.
When the people of Albany refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albanian<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Albany has a population of 71,974 people<4> (see below for details).
The community of Albany is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Albany lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Albany (for example, toward Haleburg (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
Albany lies within the (229) area code.
The ZIP codes for Albany: 31701-31708<6>
Websites for Albany ...
Official Website: www.albany.ga.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.albanyga.com/
Junior League: www.jlalbany.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 71,974 people. This is a decrease of 7.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.45% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Albany had a population of 77,434 people (which is 81.88% of the total population of Dougherty County). This makes Albany the county's most populous community.
The population of Albany represents 0.8% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 77,434 people, the population of Albany has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 76,939 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Albany.
Communities Also Named Albany ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Georgia communities named Albany: This one is located in Dougherty County and the other is located in Baker County.
Beyond Georgia, there are 33 communities that are also named Albany - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Albany.
Communities near Albany ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Albany.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albany. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albany.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Albany. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albany.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albany. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Albany.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albany ...
Looking for more information about Albany? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Albany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albany.
Adding Albany to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Albany in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Albany was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1855.
We also found Albany in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Albany.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Albany: www.albany.ga.us/
The official website for Dougherty County: www.dougherty.ga.us/
The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Sep 2023