Albany is the county seat of Linn County, and the 11th largest city in the State of Oregon. Albany is located in the Willamette Valley at the confluence of the Calapooia River and the Willamette River in both Linn and Benton counties, just east of Corvallis and south of Salem. It is predominantly a farming and manufacturing city that settlers founded around 1848. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population of Albany was 50,158.Its population was estimated by the Portland Research Center to be 51,583 in 2013
Albany is in the central part of Oregon’s most populated region, the Willamette Valley. The city rests along the confluence of the Calapooia and Willamette rivers, and although most of Albany falls within Linn County, a smaller portion of the city rests to the north of its downtown on the west bank of the Willamette River in Benton County.
The annual events in Albany include the Northwest Art and Air Festival, River Rhythms, Mondays at Monteith, Veteran’s Day Parade, Albany Nosh Tour, Albany Wine Walk, Willamette River Festival, and Albany Timber Carnival which ended in 2000 with an attempt to revive it in 2008.