Albany, Louisiana

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Albany, Louisiana

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Albany Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Albany Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Albany Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Albany, Louisiana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Senior Citizens 5 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 8
Racial Diversity 3 1
Age of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 1
Portion of People Married 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 8
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 2 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Working at Home 2 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5

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Albany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles E of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Livingston
Metro Area Baton Rouge
Standard Zip Codes 70711
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.504
Longitude -90.582

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 HAMMOND 5 E
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 64 inches
Station AMITE
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 65.7 inches
Station CLINTON 5 SE
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches
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Albany Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 865 100%
Male 416 48.1%
Female 449 51.9%
Under 18 222 25.7%
18+ 643 74.3%
65+ 126 14.6%
Median Age 34
Average Family Size 2.92
White 845 97.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 7 0.8%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.5%

Estimated Albany Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,002
Growth 137
Growth % 15.8%

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
US/American 25.4%
Irish 13.7%
French (except Basque) 12.5%
Hungarian 11.2%
Italian 7.3%
English 6.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
German 5.4%
Acadian/Cajun 3.4%
French Canadian 3.4%
Norwegian 1.7%
Polish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Portuguese 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Albany 865 $39,167
Hammond 17,639 $31,617
Killian 1,053 $42,885
Livingston 1,342 $41,625
Ponchatoula 5,180 $29,583
Springfield 395 $48,750
Tickfaw 617 $32,143
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Albany High Schools (2004)

Serves 496 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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