Albany, Ohio

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Albany is a village in Athens County, Ohio, United States. The population was 808 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Albany is located at 39°13′44″N 82°12′1″W / 39.22889°N 82.20028°W / 39.22889; -82.20028 (39.228787, -82.200363)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.80% is water.

History

Albany, Ohio was founded in 1842[4]. It was one of several stops in Athens County for the Underground Railroad and many former slaves decided to stay in the village. Albany Enterprise Academy, the first school in Athens County for African Americans was in the village, which was then over 90% African American.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 808 people, 352 households, and 222 families residing in the village. The population density was 649.6 people per square mile (251.6/km²). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 321.6/sq mi (124.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.28% White, 1.11% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

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