Albany, Georgia 

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Population

74,843

4% Decline

Unemployment Rate

7.5%

Median Income

$28,303

Avg. Home Price

$73,600

Best Places to Live in Albany, Georgia

Small agricultural/industrial town - Southwest Georgia in a mostly agricultural region about 80 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida
Pros
-Cost of living
-Small-town atmosphere
-Mild winters
Cons
-Summer heat
-Entertainment
-Isolation

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What Bert Has To Say About Albany Metro Area

Albany is a commercial center for the pecan and peanut farming area of southwest Georgia. A fairly robust economy and the availability of services make this clean, quiet town quite livable. Low cost, economic incentives and a favorable location have made it a minor manufacturing center, with Procter & Gamble, Miller Brewing and Merck among blue-chip employers. Downtown is plain but has undergone some redevelopment on the Flint River waterfront, bringing some minor entertainment and cultural amenities. Downsides include persistent summer heat and limited cultural and advanced educational opportunities.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Georgia
County: Dougherty County
Metro Area: Albany Metro Area
City: Albany
Zip Codes: 31705 31707 31701 31721
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 200 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Albany is 7.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Albany jobs have decreased by 0.23%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 18.60% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Albany's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Albany's population is 74,843 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.20%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Albany is $73,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.79%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Albany public schools spend $9,738 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Albany. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Albany

It's not a good time to buy in Albany. Home Appreciation is down -2.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Albany Real Estate.

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Reviews for Albany   28 Reviews
Worst Place to Live - 2/4/2015
DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT move to Albany Georgia. It's the worst place to live. Full of racism, terrible education system, students can't read or write at the university... Read More

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Not much going on In Albany GA - 1/27/2015
I have had the opportunity to live several parts of the country and Albany is at the bottom of the list. If you never tasted chocolate you can't appreciate it and that... Read More

Do not move to Albany GA - 10/8/2014
We moved to Albany GA and it was 8 months of pure hell. There is NOTHING good about Albany. The weather is horrible--hot and humid and below the "gnat line" which means... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ALBANY, GEORGIA
31705 31707 31701 31721
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