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Encyclopedia > Albany, California
The city of Albany highlighted within Alameda County
The city of Albany highlighted within Alameda County

Albany is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. The population was 16,444 at the 2000 census. Download high resolution version (811x607, 12 KB)Map of the City of Albany within Alameda County, with County highlighted in California. ... Download high resolution version (811x607, 12 KB)Map of the City of Albany within Alameda County, with County highlighted in California. ... Alameda County is a suburban county in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ... Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ...

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History

In 1908, a group of local women protested the dumping of Berkeley garbage in their community. Armed with two shotguns and a twenty-two-caliber rifle, they confronted the drivers of the wagons near what is now the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Buchanan Street. The ladies told the drivers of the horse-drawn garbage wagons to go home, which they did quickly and without complaint. Shortly thereafter, the residents of the town voted to incorporate as the City of Ocean View. In 1909, voters changed the name of the city, primarily to distinguish the city from many other communities in the area with the name of Ocean View. On a vote of 38 to 6 the city was renamed in honor of Albany, New York, the birthplace of the city's first mayor, Frank Roberts. 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Berkeley as seen from the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. ... Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human activity, in an effort to reduce their effect on human health or local aesthetics or amenity. ... A pump-action and two semi-automatic action shotguns, 20 boxes of shotgun shells, a clay trap, and three boxes of clay pigeons. ... A rifle is a firearm with a stock and a relatively long barrel that has a spiral groove or grooves (rifling) cut into the interior. ... California State Highway 123 or San Pablo Avenue runs along the flats of the East Bay in California, from Oakland to Crockett, through: Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, and Rodeo. ... In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Albany redirects here. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ...

A bayside view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Albany.
A bayside view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Albany.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (4150x464, 875 KB) Summary Photographed by and copyright of (c) David Corby (User:Miskatonic, uploader) 2006 This is a high resolution image of the Golden Gate Bridge taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XT and a 100-400mm telephot lens. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (4150x464, 875 KB) Summary Photographed by and copyright of (c) David Corby (User:Miskatonic, uploader) 2006 This is a high resolution image of the Golden Gate Bridge taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XT and a 100-400mm telephot lens. ...

Achievements

It is currently the 12th most diverse city in California with an ethnic distribution of 50 % Caucasian, 28 % Asian, 12 % Latino/Hispanic, 9 % Black or African American, and 1 % other. Diversity is the presence of a wide range of variation in the qualities or attributes under discussion. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Asian people. ... The word Latino derives from the Spanish word Latinoamericano and is generally applied to inhabitants of Latin America and their descendents living outside of Latin America. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Albany High School is known as one of the best public schools of the San Francisco Bay Area for its academic excellence. Each year, 95 % of its graduates attend college across the nation. For other schools of a similar name, go to Albany High School. ... The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The term college (Latin collegium) is most often used today to denote an educational institution. ...


Due to Albany's excellent school district and recent economic turmoil, real estate prices have been rising steeply in recent years. The average price of a two-bedroom house was around $480,000 and rising (as of July 2002). School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Geography

Location of Albany, California

Albany is located at 37°53′30″N, 122°17′45″W (37.891575, −122.295923)GR1. It is directly north of Berkeley, California and a part of Alameda County. Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Berkeley as seen from the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. ... Official website: http://www. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²). 4.4 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is land and 9.7 km² (3.8 mi²) of it (68.74%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census of 2000GR2, there were 16,444 people, 7,011 households, and 4,269 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,734.7/km² (9,665.4/mi²). There were 7,248 housing units at an average density of 1,646.2/km² (4,260.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 61.29 % White, 4.10 % Black or African American, 0.39 % Native American, 25.09 % Asian, 0.13 % Pacific Islander, 3.17 % from other races, and 5.83 % from two or more races. 7.98 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The word Latino derives from the Spanish word Latinoamericano and is generally applied to inhabitants of Latin America and their descendents living outside of Latin America. ...


There were 7,011 households out of which 33.1 % have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0 % were married couples living together, 12.6 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1 % were non-families. 29.2 % of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7 % had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.9 % under the age of 18, 7.1 % from 18 to 24, 34.9 % from 25 to 44, 24.1 % from 45 to 64, and 11.1 % who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $54,919, and the median income for a family was $64,269. Males had a median income of $50,248 versus $44,877 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,494. 7.9 % of the population and 6.4 % of families were below the poverty line. 8.0 % of those under the age of 18 and 8.2 % of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


See also

For other schools of a similar name, go to Albany High School. ... Albany Hill is a prominent hill along the east shore of San Francisco Bay in the city of Albany, California. ... Codornices Creek is one of the principal creeks which runs out of the Berkeley Hills in the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. ... Golden Gate Fields is a racetrack in Berkeley, California across the bay from San Francisco. ... Solano Avenue is a two mile (3. ...

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Alameda County, California
Incorporated places

Oakland (County seat) • AlamedaAlbanyBerkeleyDublinEmeryvilleFremont • Hayward • LivermoreNewarkPiedmontPleasantonSan LeandroUnion City

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AshlandCastro ValleyCherrylandFairviewSan LorenzoSunol Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... Official website: http://www. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Oakland, founded in 1852, is a major American city on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Nickname: The Island City Official website: City of Alameda Location Location in the state of California and Alameda County Government County Alameda Mayor Beverley Johnson (D) Geographical characteristics Area Total 59. ... Berkeley as seen from the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. ... The public library in Dublin Dublin is a city located in Alameda County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 29,973. ... The city of Emeryville highlighted within Alameda County Emeryville is a city located in Alameda County, California. ... Fremont (IPA: ) is a city in California which was incorporated on January 23, 1956, from the merger of five smaller communities: Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles, and Warm Springs. ... The city of Hayward highlighted within Alameda County Hayward is a city located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County. ... The city of Livermore highlighted within Alameda County Livermore is a city located in Alameda County, California. ... The city of Newark highlighted within Alameda County Newark is a city located in Alameda County, California. ... The city of Piedmont highlighted within Alameda County Piedmont is a city located in Alameda County, California. ... Official website: http://www. ... San Leandro is a city located in Alameda County, California. ... The city of Union City highlighted within Alameda County For other places with this name, see Union City. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Ashland is a census-designated place located in Alameda County, California. ... The city of Castro Valley highlighted within Alameda County Castro Valley is a census-designated place located in Alameda County, California. ... Cherryland is a census-designated place located in Alameda County, California. ... Fairview is a census-designated place located in Alameda County, California. ... The location of San Lorenzo highlighted within Alameda County San Lorenzo is a census-designated place located in Alameda County, California, United States. ... Sunol is a census-designated place located in Alameda County, California. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Albany, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (709 words)
Albany is a city in Alameda County, California, United States.
On a vote of 38 to 6 the city was renamed in honor of Albany, New York, the birthplace of the city's first mayor, Frank Roberts.
Albany High School is known as one of the best public schools of the San Francisco Bay Area for its academic excellence.
Albany High School (California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1183 words)
In 2001, Albany was accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges for the maximum term of six years.
In October 1998, a former Albany High School female student won a $685,000 verdict in a lawsuit against an ex-boyfriend who allegedly treated her violently at the school chool, and against the Albany Unified School District and superintendent responsible for the school.
Albany High was in the local Bay Area spotlight once again during 2/10/2006, when a murder took place in the house of an Albany High student.
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