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Welcome to Albany ...

The city of Albany is located in Stearns 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 2,766 people<5> (see below for details).

Albany is 1,170 feet [357 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

Albany is located in the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Albany: 56307<7>

Websites for Albany ...

Official Website: www.ci.albany.mn.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 2,766 people. This is an increase of 8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 54.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albany had a population of 2,561 people. This makes Albany the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Albany represents 0.05% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 226th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,561 people, the population of Albany increased 42.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,796 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), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, 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.

  • Sartell [Stearns County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sartell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartell
    • Sartell [Stearns County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the east of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,926 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sartell<9>
  • Waite Park [Stearns County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waite Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waite Park
    • Waite Park [Stearns County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the east of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waite Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waite Park<9>
  • Saint Joseph [Stearns County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph [Stearns County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the east of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,351 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<9>
  • Sauk Centre [Stearns County]
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    • Cold Spring [Stearns County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
      • Cold Spring [Stearns County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cold Spring<9>
    • Melrose [Stearns County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose [Stearns County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the west of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,656 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose<9>
    • Rockville [Stearns County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Stearns County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<9>
    • Paynesville [Stearns County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paynesville
      • Paynesville [Stearns County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,519 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paynesville<9>
    • Avon [Stearns County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Stearns County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<8> to the east of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,590 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avon<9>
    • Richmond [Stearns County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Stearns County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the south of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<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. Our list includes 4 papers. 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Stearns County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Albany: www.ci.albany.mn.us/

The official website for Stearns County: www.co.stearns.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Stearns, 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 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.
<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 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).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 45.6287, Longitude: -94.5683       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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