Albany, Oregon

city in Oregon, United States

Albany is a city in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the eleventh largest city in the state as of 2020, and is the county seat of Linn county.[6] Albany is in the Willamette Valley where the Calapooia River and the Willamette River meet. Farming and manufacturing are both important in the city. Settlers started the community in 1848.[7] As of the 2020 census, the city population was 56,472 with 75.8% of the population being White (non-Hispanic), and 14.1% being Hispanic or Latino.[5]

Albany, Oregon
First Avenue west in downtown
First Avenue west in downtown
Flag of Albany, Oregon
Hub of the Valley[1]
The center of the Willamette Valley; the heart of Oregon[2]
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Albany is located in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Albany is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°37′49″N 123°05′48″W / 44.63028°N 123.09667°W / 44.63028; -123.09667
CountryUnited States
CountiesLinn, Benton
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City17.87 sq mi (46.27 km2)
 • Land17.66 sq mi (45.73 km2)
 • Water0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Urban
21.7 sq mi (56 km2)
Elevation226 ft (69 m)
 • City56,472
 • Density3,198.10/sq mi (1,234.81/km2)
 • Urban
62,074(US: 439th)
 • Metro
128,610 (US: 315th)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific)
ZIP codes
Area codes541, 458
FIPS code41-01000
GNIS feature ID2409675[4]

Albany has a home rule charter and is a Council-Manager city. The City Manager administers the day-to-day operations and affairs of the city for the Council and is the head of the city.[7] The city provides the population with access to over 30 parks and trails along with running the senior center and many cultural events such as River Rhythms and Mondays at Monteith. In addition to farming and manufacturing, important industries in the city include retail sales and health care.[8] Recently, the city has fixed up the downtown shopping area with help from The Central Albany Revitalization Area (CARA) to make it a more important part of the economy.[9][10]


  1. "Albany History". City of Albany. Archived from the original on 2007-04-10.
  2. "City of Albany". City of Albany. Archived from the original on 2010-09-21.
  3. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Albany, Oregon
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2020 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Albany city, Oregon". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 22, 2024.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Population, Location, and Other Facts". City of Albany. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  8. "Albany, Oregon Economy and Business Data". City-Data. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  9. "An urban renewal district in the heart of Albany". Central Albany Revitalization Area. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  10. "Central Albany Revitalization Area: An urban renewal district in the heart of Albany". City of Albany. Retrieved 2010-07-10.

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