|City of Albany, Georgia|
|Nickname(s): The Good Life City, The Artesian City|
Location in Dougherty County and the state of Georgia
|Incorporated (city)||December 27, 1838|
|• Mayor||Dorothy Hubbard (D)|
|• City||55.9 sq mi (144.7 km2)|
|• Land||55.5 sq mi (144.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||203 ft (62 m)|
|• City||77,434 (city proper)|
|• Density||1,385.5/sq mi (535.0/km2)|
|2010 metro pop.|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code(s)||31701, 31705, 31707, 31721, 31763|
|GNIS feature ID||0310424|
Albany is a city, in and the county seat of Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. The population was 77,434 at the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the eighth-largest city in Georgia.
Legendary singer Ray Charles was born in Albany in 1930.
References[change | change source]
- "Albany (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
- "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas:April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 (CBSA-EST2007-01)" (CSV). 2007 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 27, 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Carolyn Clive, Frances Davis, and Tom Liner, eds., Glancing Backward: Albany, Georgia, 1836–1986 (Albany, Ga.: Dougherty County School System and Sesquicentennial Publication Committee, 1986).
- Lee W. Formwalt, "A Garden of Irony and Diversity," in The New Georgia Guide (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996).
- Joseph Winthrop Holley, You Can't Build a Chimney from the Top: The South through the Life of a Negro Educator (New York: William-Frederick Press, 1948).
- Thronateeska Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, History and Reminiscences of Dougherty County, Georgia (1924; reprint, Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1978).
- Works Progress Administration, Historical Background of Dougherty County, 1836–1940 (Atlanta: Cherokee, 1981).
Other websites[change | change source]
- South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive Digital Library of Georgia
- Old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse