Introduction to Albany, Oregon

Albany, Oregon, in Linn county, is 21 miles S of Salem, Oregon and 64 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city has a population of 40,852.

Albany History

Albany was originally inhabited by the Kalapuya Native Americans. The first European settler arrived in 1846. It was founded by Walter and Thomas Monteith in 1848. The city was named after Albany, New York. The first frame house in the area was built in 1849 and the first school in Albany was built in 1851. In 1852, Albany became the county seat of Linn County. The city of Albany was incorporated in 1864.

Albany and nearby Attractions

  • Albany Regional Museum
  • Waverly Lake
  • Mary's Peak
  • Albany Fire Museum
  • Alsea Falls
  • Monteith House

Things To Do In Albany

Albany is home to many parks and playgrounds. These include the North Albany County Park, Burkhart Park, Bryant Park, Sunrise Park, Draper Park and Takena Park. The Albany Regional Museum, the Monteith House and the Albany Fire Museum provide insight into the history of this area. The Golf Club of Oregon and Spring Hill Country Club provides facilities for golfers. Local celebrations include the Linn County Fair, the Willamette River Festival, the Strawberry Festival and the Northwest Art & Fair Festival.

Albany Transportation

Portland International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Albany Higher Education

Linn-Benton Community College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oregon State University, Willamette University and Western Oregon University.


Total Population 51,511
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 21,588
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,649
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,803
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,129


Median Family Income $56,174
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $801
Median House Value $175,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 11.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Albany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles S of Salem, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Linn
Standard Zip Codes 97321, 97322
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.636
Longitude -123.104

Albany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 45 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 50 to 77 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 67.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adair Village 828 $57,350
Corvallis 54,981 $77,068
Jefferson 3,174 $48,043
Lebanon 15,962 $45,301
Scio 832 $52,411
Tangent 1,022 $60,139

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Albany Public Libraries

Albany Public Library
Albany, Oregon
(541) 917-7580
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Albany Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(541) 812-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Albany High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

Serves 1,183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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A Non-traditional School
Serves 119 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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