Albany, KY
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Albany is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,012 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Albany is the 190th largest community in Kentucky.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Albany is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.00% of the Albany workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Albany is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albany who work in maintenance occupations (8.09%), office and administrative support (7.51%), and management occupations (7.32%).

Overall, Albany’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Albany is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Albany is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.80 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Albany has a very low overall level of education: only 8.26% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Albany in 2010 was $15,028, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,112 for a family of four. Albany also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.07% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Albany home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albany residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Albany include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Albany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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