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Overview

Introduction to Albany, Oregon

Albany, Oregon, in Linn county, is 21 miles S of Salem, Oregon and 64 miles S of Portland, Oregon.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,919
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+22,162
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,262
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,430
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,737

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,772
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$851
Median House Value$179,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.2%
Irish10.2%
English10.1%
Norwegian3.7%
Italian3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Scottish2.7%
Swedish1.9%
Polish1.5%
Welsh1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Finnish0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Arab0.6%
Russian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Czech0.5%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
African0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
German0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Albany Almanac

CategoryValue
County Linn County
Standard Zip Codes97321, 97322
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.62
Approximate Longitude-123.13

Albany Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCORVALLIS STATE UNIV
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 47 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp52 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationSTAYTON
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp53 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches
StationCORVALLIS WATER BUREAU
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 45 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp50 to 77 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip67.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adair Village933$67,143
Corvallis55,766$77,690
Jefferson3,207$54,167
Lebanon16,162$46,193
Scio768$60,313
Tangent1,172$60,139

Albany Public Libraries

Albany Public Library
2450 14TH AVENUE SE
Albany, Oregon
(541) 917-7580

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Albany Public Schools

Central Elementary School
336 9th Ave Sw
ZIP: 97321
(541) 967-4561
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
Liberty Elementary School
2345 Liberty St Sw
ZIP: 97321
(541) 967-4578
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Memorial Middle School
1050 Queen Ave Sw
ZIP: 97321
(541) 967-4537
Middle
Total Enrollment 556
North Albany Elementary School
815 Thornton Lake Dr Nw
ZIP: 97321
(541) 967-4588
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
North Albany Middle School
1205 North Albany Rd Nw
ZIP: 97321
(541) 967-4541
Middle
Total Enrollment 566
Oak Grove Elementary School
1500 Oak Grove Dr Nw
ZIP: 97321
(541) 967-4596
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Takena Elementary School
1210 12th Ave Sw
ZIP: 97321
(541) 967-4613
Primary
Total Enrollment 160
Three Lakes High School
4400 Lochner Rd Se
ZIP: 97321
(541) 812-2640
Other
Total Enrollment 48
West Albany High School
1130 Queen Ave Sw
ZIP: 97321
(541) 967-4545
High
Total Enrollment 1370
Albany Options School
701 19th Avenue Se
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4563
High
Total Enrollment 381
Calapooia Middle School
830 Se 24th Ave
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4555
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Clover Ridge Elementary School
2953 Clover Ridge Rd Ne
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4565
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Lafayette Elementary School
3122 Madison St Se
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4575
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Oak Elementary School
3610 Oak St Se
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4591
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Periwinkle Elementary School
2196 21st Ave Se
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
South Albany High School
3705 Columbus Se
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4522
High
Total Enrollment 1325
South Shore Elementary School
910 Bain St Se
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4604
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Sunrise Elementary School
730 19th Ave Se
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4608
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Timber Ridge School
373 Timber Ridge St Ne
ZIP: 97322
(541) 704-1095
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
Waverly Elementary School
425 Columbus Se
ZIP: 97322
(541) 967-4617
Primary
Total Enrollment 237

Albany Private Schools

Albany Christian School
420 3rd Ave Se
ZIP: 97321
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
Circle Of Friend Learning Center
325 Sw Pacfic Blvd
ZIP: 97321
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
First United Methodist Early Learning Center
1115 28th Ave Sw
ZIP: 97321
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Montessori Sundborn Childrens House
342 Kouns Dr Nw
ZIP: 97321
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Mary Elementary School
815 Broadalbin St Sw
ZIP: 97321
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
Standard Christian School
230 Pine St Se
ZIP: 97321
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
1910 34th Ave Se
ZIP: 97322
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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