Albion, Indiana
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Albion, Indiana
Town
Town of Albion
Downtown Albion
Downtown Albion
Location of Albion in Noble County, Indiana.
Location of Albion in Noble County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°23?42?N 85°25?19?W / 41.39500°N 85.42194°W / 41.39500; -85.42194Coordinates: 41°23?42?N 85°25?19?W / 41.39500°N 85.42194°W / 41.39500; -85.42194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Noble
Townships Albion, Jefferson
Area[1]
 o Total 1.91 sq mi (4.94 km2)
 o Land 1.91 sq mi (4.94 km2)
 o Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation[2] 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 o Total 2,349
 o Estimate (2016)[4] 2,320
 o Density 1,215.93/sq mi (469.46/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 o Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46701
Area code 260
FIPS code[5] 18-00820
GNIS ID[5] 430044
Website www.albion-in.org

Albion is a town in Albion and Jefferson townships, Noble County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 2,349 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Noble County.[7]

History

Albion was laid out in 1846.[8] The town was named after Albion, New York.[9] A post office has been in operation at Albion since 1847.[10]

The Albion Courthouse Square Historic District, Noble County Courthouse, and Noble County Sheriff's House and Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[11]

Geography

Albion is located at 41°23?42?N 85°25?19?W / 41.39500°N 85.42194°W / 41.39500; -85.42194 (41.395132, -85.422026).[12]

According to the 2010 census, Albion has a total area of 1.91 square miles (4.95 km2), all land.[13]

Demographics

Noble County courthouse.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 2,349 people, 831 households, and 530 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,229.8 inhabitants per square mile (474.8/km2). There were 951 housing units at an average density of 497.9 per square mile (192.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 831 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the town was 35.3 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.1% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census

As of the 2000 census,[15] there were 2,284 people, 846 households, and 555 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,636.5 people per square mile (629.9/km²). There were 912 housing units at an average density of 653.5 per square mile (251.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.37% White, 0.92% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 846 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,282, and the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $31,473 versus $23,531 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,405. About 4.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Children living in Albion go to either Central Noble High School, Central Noble Middle School, or Albion Elementary School.

Notable natives

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: Indiana". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "Albion, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ Counties of LaGrange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1882. p. 169. 
  9. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...via Albion, New York, home of a county commissioner. 
  10. ^ "Noble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved . 

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