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.
53,211 (as of 2016) Linn County: 127,335 (as of 2018)
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. (Oregon Climate Service, December 2001, www.ocs.orst.edu)