Albany, Oregon

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Albany, Oregon
First Avenue west in downtown
First Avenue west in downtown
Nickname(s): Hub of the Valley[1]
Motto(s): The center of the Willamette Valley; the heart of Oregon [2]
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: Coordinates: 44°37′49″N 123°5′46″W / 44.63028°N 123.09611°W / 44.63028; -123.09611
Country United States
State Oregon
Counties Linn, Benton
Incorporated 1864
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Sharon Konopa
 • City 16.1 sq mi (41.6 km2)
 • Land 15.9 sq mi (41.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Urban 21.7 sq mi (56 km2)
Elevation 210 ft (64.1 m)
Population (2000)
 • City 40,852
 • Density 2,571.8/sq mi (993.3/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97321-97322
Area code(s) 541, 458
FIPS code 41-01000[3]
GNIS feature ID 1116796[4]

Albany is a city in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the eleventh largest city in the state as of 2007[5] 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 2000 census, the city population was 40,852[8] with 91.68% of the population being White. The population has since increased to an estimated population of 49,165 as of 2009.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11][12]

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  1. "ALBANY OREGON". Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  2. "City of Albany". City of Albany. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Oregon Blue Book". Oregon Blue Book. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  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. "American fact Finder". United States Census Bureau. 2001. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  9. "population Report 2009" (PDF). PSU:Population Research Center. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  10. "Albany, Oregon Economy and Business Data". City-Data. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  11. "An urban renewal district in the heart of Albany". Central Albany Revitalization Area. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  12. "Central Albany Revitalization Area: An urban renewal district in the heart of Albany". City of Albany. Retrieved 2010-07-10.

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