Albany, Vermont

According to allpubliclibraries, Albany, Vermont is located in the heart of the Green Mountain State, nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. The city is known for its picturesque views and rolling hills. In terms of climate, Albany experiences four distinct seasons with temperatures ranging from mild summers to cold winters. Spring and fall are especially pleasant times to visit when the foliage is at its peak.

Historically, Albany was first settled in 1773 by settlers from Connecticut who built gristmills along the Batten Kill River. In 1781, it became part of Vermont and was officially incorporated as a town in 1802. Today, Albany is a small rural community with a population of just over 1,500 people. Politically speaking, Albany is part of Orange County and votes strongly Democratic in local elections.

The economy in Albany is largely based on agriculture and tourism due to its proximity to both mountains and lakes. Many residents also commute to larger cities such as Burlington or Montpelier for work opportunities. Schools in the area include Albany Elementary School, Black River High School and Vermont Technical College which offers degrees ranging from nursing to engineering technology.

In terms of landmarks, there are several historic sites worth visiting including the Batten Kill Grange Hall which was built in 1875 and has been restored as a museum; The Old Stone House which was built by one of the first settlers; The Old Homestead which dates back to 1810; The Maple Street Cemetery which contains many tombstones with inscriptions dating back hundreds of years; And finally there’s The Country Store which has been open since 1857 and still serves up delicious homemade treats!

Population: 840. Estimated population in July 2020: 851 (+1.3% change)
Males: 427 (50.8%), Females: 413 (49.2%)

Orleans County

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $30,625
Median house value: $69,500

Races in Albany:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)

Ancestries: French (26.2%), English (21.8%), Irish (12.5%), German (8.5%), Scottish (7.7%), French Canadian (6.5%).

Elevation: 956 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles


Albany, Vermont is a small town located in the heart of the Green Mountains. The population of Albany is estimated to be around 1,300 people. It is a rural community with many farms and small businesses. The majority of the population is white, with a smaller percentage of African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics. The median age of residents in Albany is 43 years old, and the median household income is around $46,000 per year. The unemployment rate in Albany is slightly higher than the national average at 4.8%.

Albany offers its residents a variety of amenities including several parks and recreational areas, an elementary school and library. There are also several churches in town where people can go to worship or get involved in their local community. In addition to these amenities, there are also numerous restaurants and shops located throughout town that cater to all types of tastes and budgets. Residents also have access to medical care at the local hospital as well as other health care providers such as dentists and optometrists. The local government provides its citizens with police protection as well as fire protection services from the volunteer fire department. All these amenities combined make Albany a great place for families looking for a quiet rural lifestyle but who still want access to all the modern conveniences that larger towns provide.

For population 25 years and over in Albany

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Albany town

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+8.5%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Albany:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Albany:

  • BURLINGTON INTL (about 57 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Abbreviation: BTV)
  • CLINTON CO (about 79 miles; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Abbreviation: PLB)
  • RUTLAND STATE (about 92 miles; RUTLAND, VT; Abbreviation: RUT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Albany:

  • NEWPORT STATE (about 16 miles; NEWPORT, VT; Abbreviation: EFK)
  • MORRISVILLE-STOWE STATE (about 21 miles; MORRISVILLE, VT; Abbreviation: MVL)
  • CALEDONIA COUNTY (about 28 miles; LYNDONVILLE, VT; Abbreviation: 6B8)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Albany:

  • NORWICH UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; NORTHFIELD, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLL (about 53 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Full-time enrollment: 8,852)
  • SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE (about 57 miles; COLCHESTER, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 71 miles; HANOVER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,309)
  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,265)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT PLATTSBURGH (about 76 miles; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,601)
  • PLYMOUTH STATE COLLEGE (about 85 miles; PLYMOUTH, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,542)

Public primary/middle school in Albany:

  • ALBANY COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 351 MAIN ST; Grades: KG – 08)


Library in Albany:

  • ALBANY TOWN (Operating income: $2,500; Location: P.O. BOX 512; 3,000 books; 141 audio materials; 234 video materials; 17 serial subscriptions)

Albany, Vermont

About the author