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Welcome to Albany ...

The city of Albany is located in Alameda County.

When the people of Albany refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albanian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Albany has a population of 19,735 people<2> (see below for details).

Albany was incorporated September 22, 1908.

The community of Albany is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Albany lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Albany: (510)

The ZIP code for Albany: 94706<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albany had a population of 18,539 people. This makes Albany the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Albany represents 0.05% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 300th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,539 people, the population of Albany increased 12.74% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 16,444 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 19,735 people. This is an increase of 6.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.01% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Albany.

Communities near Albany ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Albany and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alameda   [Map]   78,630   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Concord   [Map]   128,667   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Daly City   [Map]   106,562   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hayward   [Map]   158,289   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
San Francisco   [Map]   864,816   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
San Leandro   [Map]   90,712   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Albany.

Communities Also Named Albany ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Albany - they are located in Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Albany.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albany. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Albany. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albany. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Albany:

Websites for Albany ...

Official Website: www.albanyca.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albany ...

Looking for more information about Albany? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Albany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Albany.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Albany. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Alameda County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Albany: www.albanyca.org/

The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/







Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Albany refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Albany may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albany.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Albany). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Albany or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Albany. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Albany) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albany. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Albany

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albany. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8868, Longitude: -122.2979     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Albany.



 
 
 

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