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Welcome to Albany ...

The city of Albany is primarily located in Linn County<1> and is the County Seat for Linn County. A portion of Albany extends into Benton County.

Albany was established in 1845.

When the people of Albany refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albanian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Albany has a population of 55,277 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Albany is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Albany: (541) and (458)<5>

The ZIP code for Albany: 97322<6>

Websites for Albany ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 55,277 people. This is an increase of 10.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.31% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

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

Communities Also Named Albany ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Albany ...

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

  • Corvallis
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Lebanon
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Independence
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Monmouth
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Stayton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stayton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stayton
    • Stayton is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stayton <7>
  • Philomath
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Aumsville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Jefferson
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Turner
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turner have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner
    • Turner is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,130 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turner <7>
  • Brownsville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
    • Brownsville is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,838 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsville <7>

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 33 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.

Adding Albany to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Albany in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Albany was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Albany post office opened in 1850.

We also found Albany in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Albany.

The official website for Albany:

The official website for Linn County:

The official website for State of Oregon:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Linn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albany.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<6>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).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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