There are 13 US Post Offices in Albemarle County serving a total of 43,015 residents equating to 3,309 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 68,657 packages are handled across the 13 county post offices annually. Albemarle County is a United States county located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its county seat is Charlottesville, which is an independent city enclave entirely surrounded by the county. Albemarle County is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Albemarle County was created in 1744 from the western portion of Goochland County, though portions of Albemarle were later carved out to create other counties. Albemarle County was named in honor of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle. However, its most famous inhabitant was Thomas Jefferson, who built his estate home, Monticello, in the county. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,970. The population has more than tripled since the 1960 census."