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Albany is a city in Shackelford County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,034 at the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Shackelford County.HistoryEstablished in 1873, Albany was named by county clerk William Cruger after his former home of Albany, Georgia.Lieutenant Colonel William Dyess, survivor of the Bataan Death March (World War II, in the Philippines) and namesake of Dyess Air Force Base, was born in Albany on August 9, 1916. Major General Robert B. Williams, who led the World War II aerial bombing raid on Schweinfurt, Germany, was born in Albany on November 9, 1901.GeographyAlbany is located northeast of Abilene, the seat of Taylor County.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,921 people, 746 households, and 531 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,305.9 people per square mile (504.6/km²). There were 880 housing units at an average density of 598.2 per square mile (231.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.13% White, 0.68% African American, 0.47% Native American, 4.84% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.07% of the population.
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