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Albany, Vermont
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Country United States
State Vermont
County Orleans
Chartered June 26, 1782
 • Total 38.7 sq mi (100.2 km2)
 • Land 38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
956 ft (371 m)
 • Total 976
 • Density 25/sq mi (9.8/km2)
 • Households
 • Families
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-00475
GNIS feature ID 1462024

Albany is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 976 at the 2020 census. Albany contains four villages: the incorporated village of Albany, and the unincorporated villages of Albany Center, East Albany and South Albany.


The original land grant was given to Col. Antipas Gilman and associates on June 26th, 1782 and was named "Lutterloh." In 1815, the name of the town was changed to "Albany."


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.7 square miles (100.2 km²), of which 38.5 square miles (99.7 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²) (0.52%) is water.

The town is hilly and uneven. The highest point in town is in the northwestern part of the township, which is cut off from the main chain of the Green Mountains by a brook. Lord's Creek flows north through the eastern part of the township, having several tributaries. There are other minor streams in town. There are also several ponds, the principal of which are Great Hosmer, Hartwell, Page, Heart, and Duck ponds.

The Black River flows north through Albany Village, crosses under the Water Street Bridge before emptying into Lake Memphremagog near Newport, Vermont, which is part of the St. Lawrence River Basin.

The rocks entering into the geological formation of the town are disposed in parallel ranges extending north and south. The westernmost of these contains a bed of talcose schist. Next is a narrow range of Upper Helderberg limestone, followed by a vein of clay slate, the residue of the territory being calciferous mica schist. In the central and eastern parts of the town there are several rich beds of muck and shell marl. There are also some ledges of granite rocks.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 12
1810 101 741.7%
1820 253 150.5%
1830 683 170.0%
1840 920 34.7%
1850 1,052 14.3%
1860 1,224 16.3%
1870 1,151 −6.0%
1880 1,138 −1.1%
1890 995 −12.6%
1900 1,028 3.3%
1910 920 −10.5%
1920 840 −8.7%
1930 810 −3.6%
1940 748 −7.7%
1950 704 −5.9%
1960 560 −20.5%
1970 528 −5.7%
1980 705 33.5%
1990 782 10.9%
2000 840 7.4%
2010 941 12.0%
2020 976 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 840 people, 337 households, and 237 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.8 people per square mile (8.4/km2). There were 453 housing units at an average density of 11.8 per square mile (4.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.50% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 337 households, out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

Cultural events

The Northeast Kingdom Music Festival has held annual performances in Albany for the past four years. Attendance is limited to 2000.


Personal income

The median income for a household in the town was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $26,094 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,287. About 14.3% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Major route

  • Vermont 14.svg VT Route 14

Notable people

  • Willard W. Miles, Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court
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