About the City of Albany

Estimated community population was 2,780 and the household estimate was 1,190as of April 1, 2020. (source: MN State Demographer).  Albany is located in Stearns County, 20 miles west of St. Cloud and 80 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul on Interstate 94 (I-94).  Albany has direct access to State Highway 238, which originates in Albany.  The City of Albany owns and operates a public championship 18-hole golf course including the new Toptracer driving range. 

2020 Albany Resource Guide


The City is located in the central portion of the State of Minnesota.  Its average elevation is 1,190 feet above sea level and has gently rolling terrain with excellent productive soils and an abundant ground water supply can be found in the City.

Community Profile

For a community profile on the City of Albany, visit MN DEED.  This site will provide you with an overview of Major Employers, Workforce, Utilities, Telecommunications, Commercial Transportation and Shipping, Housing and Commercial Activity, Business and Community Services, Education, Government, Property Taxes, and Economic Development Services.