Albany, Georgia Houses for Sale

Located in the southwestern part of the state of Georgia and a city and seat of Dougherty County, Albany sits at the head of navigation along the Flint River which is about 90 miles going southeast of Columbus. The area was founded in 1836 and was named after Albany, New York. The area was established early to become a leading market for cotton produce. During the American Civil War, Albany served as food and cotton supplier to the Confederate armies. After the decline of the cotton industry in Albany, the town’s economic activity shifted to crop production, particularly in paper shell pecans and the Spanish peanuts, and on livestock raising. Albany’s present-day economy is largely based on services and was diversified with manufacture in paper products, tires, food and beverages, and in pharmaceuticals.

Albany, GA Prices for Houses for Sale

170,747 +24%
146,213 +37%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Albany Homes for Purchase

122 -17%
64 -8%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

39 -33%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 162  
Police Civilians 34  
Total Arrests 961 (2020)
Total Incidents 5,788 (2020)
CrimeScore 55.52  
National Rank 4315th  
Statewide Rank 166th  

Local Statistics

Population 70,839 (-0.02%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,658 (-0.58%)

Criminal Offenses

Animal Cruelty 13
Arson 13
Assault Offenses 1,862
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 552
Counterfeiting/Forgery 191
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 11
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 179
Fraud Offenses 282
Homicide Offenses 17
Human Trafficking 1
Kidnapping/Abduction 48
Larceny/Theft Offenses 2,260
Motor Vehicle Theft 346
Pornography/Obscene Material 11
Robbery 135
Sex Offenses 61
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 3
Stolen Property Offenses 37
Weapon Law Violations 72

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