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Albany is a city and county seat of Gentry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,730 at the 2010 census.

Albany, Missouri
Gentry County Courthouse
Gentry County Courthouse
Location of Albany, Missouri
Location of Albany, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°14′53″N 94°19′51″W / 40.24806°N 94.33083°W / 40.24806; -94.33083Coordinates: 40°14′53″N 94°19′51″W / 40.24806°N 94.33083°W / 40.24806; -94.33083
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyGentry
Incorporated1845[1]
Area
 • Total2.44 sq mi (6.33 km2)
 • Land2.44 sq mi (6.33 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
915 ft (279 m)
Population
 • Total1,730
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
1,699
 • Density695.74/sq mi (268.57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64402
Area code(s)660
FIPS code29-00514[5]
GNIS feature ID0713185[6]
Websitealbanymo.net

HistoryEdit

Albany was originally called Athens, and under the latter name was platted in 1845.[7][8] The present name is a transfer from Albany, New York, the native home of a local judge.[9] A post office called Albany has been in operation since 1857.[10]

The Albany Carnegie Public Library, Gentry County Courthouse, and Samuel and Pauline Peery House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[11]

GeographyEdit

Albany is located at 40°14′53″N 94°19′51″W / 40.24806°N 94.33083°W / 40.24806; -94.33083 (40.248144, -94.330718).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.44 square miles (6.32 km2), all land.[13]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Albany
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 35.0
(1.7)
40.5
(4.7)
51.1
(10.6)
65.3
(18.5)
75.4
(24.1)
83.9
(28.8)
88.7
(31.5)
87.5
(30.8)
79.6
(26.4)
69.8
(21.0)
53.1
(11.7)
38.9
(3.8)
64.1
(17.8)
Average low °F (°C) 14.5
(−9.7)
19.0
(−7.2)
28.6
(−1.9)
40.5
(4.7)
51.2
(10.7)
61.0
(16.1)
64.2
(17.9)
62.5
(16.9)
53.4
(11.9)
43.2
(6.2)
30.6
(−0.8)
19.8
(−6.8)
40.7
(4.8)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.9
(23)
1.3
(33)
2.1
(53)
3.5
(89)
4.4
(110)
5.9
(150)
3.8
(97)
3.9
(99)
4.4
(110)
2.9
(74)
1.5
(38)
1.3
(33)
35.9
(910)
Source: Weatherbase [14]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1860476
187060727.5%
188097961.3%
18901,33436.3%
19002,02551.8%
19101,922−5.1%
19202,0164.9%
19301,858−7.8%
19402,0108.2%
19501,850−8.0%
19601,662−10.2%
19701,8048.5%
19802,15219.3%
19901,958−9.0%
20001,937−1.1%
20101,730−10.7%
Est. 20171,699[4]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[15]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,730 people, 753 households, and 446 families residing in the city. The population density was 709.0 inhabitants per square mile (273.7/km2). There were 880 housing units at an average density of 360.7 per square mile (139.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 753 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,937 people, 858 households, and 515 families residing in the city. The population density was 790.6 people per square mile (305.3/km²). There were 948 housing units at an average density of 386.9 per square mile (149.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.07% White, 0.05% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 858 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,912, and the median income for a family was $36,042. Males had a median income of $24,321 versus $21,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,552. About 9.8% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Albany R-III School District operates one elementary school and Albany MS & HS.[16]

The town has a lending library, the Carnegie Library of Albany.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/publications/municipalities07.pdf
  2. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Gentry County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Disappearing Missouri Names". The Kansas City Star. March 19, 1911. p. 15. Retrieved August 15, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  
  9. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 169.
  10. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  11. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  14. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Albany, Missouri". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  15. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  16. ^ "Homepage". Albany R-III Schools. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Missouri Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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