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Welcome to Albany ...

The village of Albany is located in Whiteside County<1>.

The location of Albany has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Albany: AWL-buh-nee<3>

When the people of Albany refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albanian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Albany has a population of 863 people<5> (see below for details).

Albany is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<6>.

Time Zone: Albany lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Albany lies within the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Albany: 61230<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 863 people. This is a decrease of 3.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albany had a population of 891 people. This makes Albany the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 891 people, the population of Albany has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 895 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 California, Georgia (2), 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.

Communities near Albany ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Albany.

  • Clinton [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Clinton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the north of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,093 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<9>
  • De Witt [Clinton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Witt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Witt
    • De Witt [Clinton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the west of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Witt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Witt<9>
  • Morrison [Whiteside County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
    • Morrison [Whiteside County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the east of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,988 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrison<9>
  • Le Claire [Scott County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Claire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Claire
    • Le Claire [Scott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,965 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Claire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Claire<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fulton [Whiteside County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Whiteside County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the northeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<9>
    • Prophetstown [Whiteside County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prophetstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prophetstown
      • Prophetstown [Whiteside County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,939 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prophetstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prophetstown<9>
    • Hampton [Rock Island County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Rock Island County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<9>
    • Port Byron [Rock Island County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Byron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Byron
      • Port Byron [Rock Island County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Byron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Byron<9>
    • Erie [Whiteside County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Whiteside County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<9>
    • Rapids City [Rock Island County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapids City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapids City
      • Rapids City [Rock Island County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 967 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapids City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapids City<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albany. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albany.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albany.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albany. See our Newspapers Page for Albany.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Albany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albany.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Whiteside County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Albany. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Whiteside County: www.whiteside.org/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Whiteside, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Albany. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>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 village'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.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albany.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>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 village (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).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7859, Longitude: -90.2181       In this case, the coordinates for Albany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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