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Albany, Oregon

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Welcome to Albany ...

The city of Albany is primarily located in Linn County and is the County Seat for Linn County. A portion of Albany extends into Benton County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Albany has a population of 53,211 people<2> (see below for details).

Albany was established in 1845.

The community of Albany is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Albany: (541) & (458)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albany had a population of 50,158 people (or 42.99% of the total population of Linn County). This makes Albany the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Albany represents 1.31% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 50,158 people, the population of Albany increased 22.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 40,852 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 53,211 people. This is an increase of 6.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.25% 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 from Albany and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2016
Aumsville   [Map]   4,059   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Brownsville   [Map]   1,762   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Corvallis   [Map]   57,110   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Independence   [Map]   9,666   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   3,289   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lebanon   [Map]   16,635   SE   11 miles [17.7 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 California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, 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 33 papers.

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

Websites for Albany ...

Official Website:   www.ci.albany.or.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.albanychamber.com/

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 ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Linn County: www.co.linn.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: www.oregon.gov/

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>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Albany.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from 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 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6272, Longitude: -123.0969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Albany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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.