Albany, Kentucky

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Albany is a city in Clinton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,220 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clinton County[1]. It is located on U.S. Route 127 about six miles from the Tennessee border.

The community grew around a tavern established by Benjamin Dowell in the early 19th century. In 1837 residents voted to make the location the seat of county government, and named the newly-formed town after Albany, New York. It was attacked by Confederate forces during the Civil War and many buildings, including the courthouse, were burned.



Albany is located at 36°41′36″N 85°8′7″W / 36.69333°N 85.13528°W / 36.69333; -85.13528 (36.693280, -85.135286)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,220 people, 1,018 households, and 561 families residing in the city. The population density was 653.0 people per square mile (252.1/km²). There were 1,165 housing units at an average density of 342.7/sq mi (132.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.38% White, 0.05% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 1,018 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.86.

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