Albany is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley just 44 miles north of Eugene, 69 miles south of Portland, and 24 miles south of Salem, Oregon’s state capitol. Nestled between the Coast and the Cascade Mountains allows an easy drive to ocean beaches or snow covered slopes. Albany lies on the path of the Willamette and Calapooia Rivers, the Amtrak railroad route, US Highway 99E, Highway 20, and I-5. The I-5 exits to Albany include Exit 228, 233, 234A, and 234B.
56,828 (2021) Linn County: 129,839 (2021)
Conditions are mild with average annual precipitation of 40 inches. Temperatures in Albany and Linn County rarely get below 25 degrees in the winter or above 95 degrees in summer.
The city of Albany sits in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, on the banks of the Willamette and its tributary, the Calapooia River. Albany is the 11th largest city in Oregon, the county seat of and largest city in Linn County, and the second largest city in Benton County.
From its river town beginnings, Albany has grown south and east first with the railroads, then state highways and Interstate 5, and across the Willamette into the farms and wooded hillsides of North Albany earning it the nickname of Oregon’s “Hub City.”