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Albion
Location of Albion in Cassia County, Idaho.
Location of Albion in Cassia County, Idaho.
Albion, Idaho is located in Idaho
Albion, Idaho
Albion, Idaho
Location in Idaho
Albion, Idaho is located in the United States
Albion, Idaho
Albion, Idaho
Location in the United States
Albion, Idaho is located in North America
Albion, Idaho
Albion, Idaho
Location in North America
Country United States
State Idaho
County Cassia
Area
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,724 ft (1,440 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 234
 • Density 496.82/sq mi (191.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
83311
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-01000
GNIS feature ID 0397366

Albion is a city in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Burley, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 234 at the 2020 census. Albion was the county seat of Cassia County from 1879 to 1918.

Albion is one of the few cities in the Magic Valley region of Idaho founded before 1900. Beginning in 1893 it was home of the Albion State Normal School, which trained many Idaho teachers. The school was closed in 1951 and its teaching programs were transferred to Idaho State College (now Idaho State University) in Pocatello. By 2006 the campus had fallen into serious disrepair.

History

The city was named for Albion, the poetic name for Great Britain.

D. L. Evans Bank was founded in Albion in 1904. Although the bank's headquarters is now located in Burley, it continues to operate a branch in Albion.

Geography

Albion is located at 42°24′39″N 113°34′51″W / 42.41083°N 113.58083°W / 42.41083; -113.58083 (42.410882, -113.580901).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land. The college was later opened by the Church of Christ as Magic Valley Christian College. This was a part of Pepperdine College in California.

Climate

Climate data for Albion, Idaho
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 38.1
(3.39)
41.7
(5.39)
49.3
(9.61)
59.5
(15.28)
67.3
(19.61)
75.7
(24.28)
86.2
(30.11)
85.8
(29.89)
74.8
(23.78)
63.5
(17.5)
49.6
(9.78)
40.8
(4.89)
61.03
(16.125)
Average low °F (°C) 15.2
(-9.33)
19.6
(-6.89)
25.4
(-3.67)
31.0
(-0.56)
36.9
(2.72)
41.3
(5.17)
47.2
(8.44)
47.1
(8.39)
38.2
(3.44)
30.7
(-0.72)
23.0
(-5)
18.5
(-7.5)
31.18
(-0.458)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.5
(38)
1.2
(30)
1.2
(30)
1.4
(36)
1.6
(41)
1.1
(28)
0.6
(15)
0.4
(10)
0.8
(20)
1.3
(33)
1.4
(36)
1.4
(36)
13.9
(353)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 257
1890 179 −30.4%
1900 306 70.9%
1910 392 28.1%
1920 388 −1.0%
1930 262 −32.5%
1940 357 36.3%
1950 610 70.9%
1960 415 −32.0%
1970 229 −44.8%
1980 286 24.9%
1990 305 6.6%
2000 262 −14.1%
2010 267 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 267 people, 113 households, and 73 families residing in the city. The population density was 568.1 inhabitants per square mile (219.3/km2). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 293.6 per square mile (113.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 3.0% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 113 households, of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

Education

The city is served by the Cassia County School District.

The city is zoned to:

  • Albion Elementary School

Notable people

  • Harold B. Lee (1899-1973) - educator, American religious leader
  • Stephen Montague (1943-) - classical composer, lived in Albion as a child 1947 to 1951
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