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Albion, Nebraska
Downtown Albion: north side of West Church Street, looking eastward
Downtown Albion: north side of West Church Street, looking eastward
Location of Albion, Nebraska
Location of Albion, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Boone
Area
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,772 ft (540 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,650
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,585
 • Density 1,529.92/sq mi (590.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68620
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-00555
GNIS feature ID 0826929

Albion is a city in and the county seat of Boone County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,650 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Albion is located at 41°41′22″N 98°0′11″W / 41.68944°N 98.00306°W / 41.68944; -98.00306 (41.689342, -98.003128).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.

History

After several weeks of discussion, the name "Albion" was chosen in a game of euchre. Two men played for the name "Albion" and two played for the name "Manchester." Albion was platted in 1872 by Loran Clark. It was designated county seat in 1873.

Climate

Climate data for Albion
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 32.8
(0.44)
36.6
(2.56)
47.5
(8.61)
62.0
(16.67)
72.6
(22.56)
82.1
(27.83)
88.5
(31.39)
86.3
(30.17)
77.7
(25.39)
66.3
(19.06)
49.0
(9.44)
36.5
(2.5)
61.5
(16.39)
Average low °F (°C) 9.0
(-12.78)
13.0
(-10.56)
23.0
(-5)
35.5
(1.94)
46.5
(8.06)
56.9
(13.83)
61.8
(16.56)
59.7
(15.39)
49.8
(9.89)
37.2
(2.89)
23.4
(-4.78)
13.5
(-10.28)
35.8
(2.11)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.6
(15)
0.8
(20)
1.6
(41)
2.6
(66)
4.0
(102)
4.0
(102)
3.0
(76)
3.3
(84)
2.5
(64)
1.6
(41)
1.0
(25)
0.7
(18)
25.7
(653)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 330
1890 926 180.6%
1900 1,369 47.8%
1910 1,584 15.7%
1920 1,978 24.9%
1930 2,172 9.8%
1940 2,268 4.4%
1950 2,132 −6.0%
1960 1,982 −7.0%
1970 2,074 4.6%
1980 1,997 −3.7%
1990 1,916 −4.1%
2000 1,797 −6.2%
2010 1,650 −8.2%
2019 (est.) 1,585 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,650 people, 747 households, and 443 families living in the city. The population density was 1,666.7 inhabitants per square mile (643.5/km2). There were 822 housing units at an average density of 830.3 per square mile (320.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 747 households, of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 47.9 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 28.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

Notable people

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