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.

When you are in Albany, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.40% of Albany’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Albany is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Albany who work in office and administrative support (9.31%), maintenance occupations (7.52%), and management occupations (7.33%).

Albany is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Albany, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Albany has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Albany a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the benefits of Albany is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.30 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.

In Albany, just 9.09% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Albany in 2010 was $16,520, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,080 for a family of four. Albany also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.13% 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, Swedish, and Italian.

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

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