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Albion
Town of Albion
Downtown Albion
Downtown Albion
Location of Albion in Noble County, Indiana.
Location of Albion in Noble County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Noble
Townships Albion, Jefferson
Area
 • Total 1.91 sq mi (4.94 km2)
 • Land 1.91 sq mi (4.94 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
955 ft (291 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,349
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,373
 • Density 1,243.71/sq mi (480.18/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code
46701
Area code 260
FIPS code 18-00820
GNIS ID 430044

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

History

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

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.

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).

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 476
1880 926 94.5%
1890 1,229 32.7%
1900 1,324 7.7%
1910 1,213 −8.4%
1920 1,142 −5.9%
1930 1,108 −3.0%
1940 1,234 11.4%
1950 1,341 8.7%
1960 1,325 −1.2%
1970 1,498 13.1%
1980 1,637 9.3%
1990 1,823 11.4%
2000 2,284 25.3%
2010 2,349 2.8%
2019 (est.) 2,373 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
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Noble County courthouse.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 2,349 people, 831 households, and 530 families living 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.

Notable natives

  • Earl Butz (died February 2, 2008), former United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • Kyle Macy, All-American Basketball player
  • Donald H. Spangler, Naval officer, USS Spangler (DE-696) named for him.

Education

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

Albion has a public library, a branch of the Noble County Public Library.

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