Albany, Illinois

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Albany, Illinois

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High Points

Albany strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Albany People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Albany Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Albany, Illinois

Comparing Albany to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 7
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 5 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 2 2

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Albany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Whiteside
Standard Zip Codes 61230
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.789
Longitude -90.219

Albany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CLINTON NO 1
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station FULTON L&D #13
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
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Albany Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 895 100%
Male 435 48.6%
Female 460 51.4%
Under 18 240 26.8%
18+ 655 73.2%
65+ 116 13%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 2.98
White 883 98.7%
African-American 6 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Albany Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 904
Growth 9
Growth % 1%

Albany Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28%
US/American 19.7%
Dutch 13.3%
Irish 11.2%
English 8.4%
Swedish 4.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Czech 1.8%
Belgian 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Polish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Albany, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ceffco (61230)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Albany 895 $51,333
Cordova 633 $59,063
Erie 1,589 $46,435
Fulton 3,881 $45,134
Hillsdale 588 $49,519
Morrison 4,447 $50,664
Thomson 559 $41,250

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