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Albany, Indiana
Town of Albany
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Location of Albany in Delaware County and Randolph County, Indiana.
Location of Albany in Delaware County and Randolph County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
Counties Delaware, Randolph
Townships Niles, Delaware
Area
 • Total 1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Land 1.98 sq mi (5.13 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,295
 • Density 1,158.51/sq mi (447.29/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code
47320
Area code 765
FIPS code 18-00802
GNIS ID 430041

Albany is a town in Delaware and Randolph counties in the U.S. state of Indiana, along the Mississinewa River. The population was 2,165 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Albany was founded in 1833. It was likely named after Albany, New York.

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Albany from the west.

Geography

Albany is located at 40°18′5″N 85°14′16″W / 40.30139°N 85.23778°W / 40.30139; -85.23778 (40.30, -85.24).

According to the 2010 census, Albany has a total area of 1.76 square miles (4.56 km2), of which 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2) (or 99.43%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.57%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 249
1890 571 129.3%
1900 2,116 270.6%
1910 1,289 −39.1%
1920 1,333 3.4%
1930 1,413 6.0%
1940 1,623 14.9%
1950 1,846 13.7%
1960 2,132 15.5%
1970 2,293 7.6%
1980 2,625 14.5%
1990 2,357 −10.2%
2000 2,368 0.5%
2010 2,165 −8.6%
2020 2,295 6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 Census, there were 2,165 people, 924 households, and 602 families living in the town. The population density was 1,237.1 inhabitants per square mile (477.6/km2). There were 1,060 housing units at an average density of 605.7 per square mile (233.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 924 households, of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the town was 40.3 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Notable persons

  • Jim Davis, cartoonist of (Garfield); Davis and his company Paws, Inc. reside between Albany and Muncie, Indiana.
  • James Grover McDonald (November 29, 1886 -– September 25, 1964), United States diplomat, League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Coming from Germany, and first U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Albany was his hometown.
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