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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
Country United States
State Missouri
County Gentry
Incorporated 1845
Area
 • Total 2.44 sq mi (6.33 km2)
 • Land 2.44 sq mi (6.33 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
915 ft (279 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,730
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,675
 • Density 685.91/sq mi (264.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64402
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-00514
GNIS feature ID 0713185
Website albanymo.net

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

History

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

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

Geography

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). 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.

Climate

Climate data for Albany
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 35.0
(1.67)
40.5
(4.72)
51.1
(10.61)
65.3
(18.5)
75.4
(24.11)
83.9
(28.83)
88.7
(31.5)
87.5
(30.83)
79.6
(26.44)
69.8
(21)
53.1
(11.72)
38.9
(3.83)
64.1
(17.83)
Average low °F (°C) 14.5
(-9.72)
19.0
(-7.22)
28.6
(-1.89)
40.5
(4.72)
51.2
(10.67)
61.0
(16.11)
64.2
(17.89)
62.5
(16.94)
53.4
(11.89)
43.2
(6.22)
30.6
(-0.78)
19.8
(-6.78)
40.7
(4.83)
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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 476
1870 607 27.5%
1880 979 61.3%
1890 1,334 36.3%
1900 2,025 51.8%
1910 1,922 −5.1%
1920 2,016 4.9%
1930 1,858 −7.8%
1940 2,010 8.2%
1950 1,850 −8.0%
1960 1,662 −10.2%
1970 1,804 8.5%
1980 2,152 19.3%
1990 1,958 −9.0%
2000 1,937 −1.1%
2010 1,730 −10.7%
2019 (est.) 1,675 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,730 people, 753 households, and 446 families living 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.

Education

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

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

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