Albany, Missouri

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Albany, Missouri
City
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
Country United States
State Missouri
County Gentry
Area[1]
 • Total 2.44 sq mi (6.32 km2)
 • Land 2.44 sq mi (6.32 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 915 ft (279 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,730
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,732
 • Density 709.0/sq mi (273.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64402
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-00514[4]
GNIS feature ID 0713185[5]
Website albanymo.net

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

History[edit]

Albany was founded in the 1840s as the planned seat of Gentry County. It was named after the capital city of Albany, New York, by a county judge who was a native of that state.[6]

Geography[edit]

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)[7]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.44 square miles (6.32 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

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)
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)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.9
(23)
1.3
(33)
2.1
(53)
3.5
(89)
4.4
(112)
5.9
(150)
3.8
(97)
3.9
(99)
4.4
(112)
2.9
(74)
1.5
(38)
1.3
(33)
35.9
(912)
Source: Weatherbase [8]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] 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 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 169. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Albany, Missouri". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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