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Albany is a township in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Albany. For links to other places called Albany, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Albany is 41.789N. The longitude is -90.219W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,060.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Albany demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whiteside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61230 ZIP code.
27% of Albany residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Albany ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Albany was $18,278, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Albany residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Albany, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.
Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Albany political report.
The average commute time for Albany workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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