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Albion
Town
Country United States
State New York
County Orleans County
Elevation 600 ft (182.9 m)
Coordinates 43°14′45″N 78°11′38″W / 43.24583°N 78.19389°W / 43.24583; -78.19389
Area 25.4 sq mi (65.8 km²)
 - land 25.2 sq mi (65 km²)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km²), 0.39%
Population 8,468 (2010)
Density 333.4 /sq mi (128.7 /km²)
Incorporated 1875
Supervisor Matt Passarell
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14411
Area code 585
Location in Orleans County and the state of New York.
Location in Orleans County and the state of New York.
Location of New York in the United States
Location of New York in the United States
Website: www.townofalbion.com

Albion is a town in Orleans County, New York, United States. The population was 8,468 at the 2010 census. The town was named after a village in the town.

The Town of Albion is centrally located in the county and contains most of the village of Albion, the county seat (the northern part of the village is in the adjacent town of Gaines).

History

The Town of Albion was created in 1875 by the division of the Town of Barre. The population in 1890 was 1,304.

Mount Albion Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.4 square miles (65.7 km²), of which 25.2 square miles (65.3 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.3 km²) (0.47%) is water.

The Erie Canal passes through the town.

New York State Route 31A and New York State Route 98 intersect near the south town line, and New York State Route 31 passes across the town east to west.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 669
1840 1,503 124.7%
1850 2,010 33.7%
1860 2,348 16.8%
1870 2,359 0.5%
1880 2,569 8.9%
1890 2,172 −15.5%
1900 1,724 −20.6%
1910 1,472 −14.6%
1920 1,288 −12.5%
1930 1,175 −8.8%
1940 1,094 −6.9%
1950 1,036 −5.3%
1960 1,125 8.6%
1970 1,452 29.1%
1980 1,730 19.1%
1990 2,043 18.1%
2000 2,083 2.0%
2010 2,073 −0.5%
Est. 2014 2,137 3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 5,147
1890 5,773 12.2%
1900 5,749 −0.4%
1910 6,455 12.3%
1920 5,840 −9.5%
1930 5,994 2.6%
1940 5,965 −0.5%
1950 6,007 0.7%
1960 6,416 6.8%
1970 6,577 2.5%
1980 6,446 −2.0%
1990 8,178 26.9%
2000 9,409 15.1%
2010 8,468 −10.0%
Est. 2014 8,431 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,468 people, 2,559 households, and 1,564 families residing in the town. There were 2,847 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 76.3% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.4% of the population.

There were 2,559 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,986.00. About 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in the Town of Albion

  • Albion – The Village of Albion, the county seat, is at the junction of NY-31 and NY-98 at the north town line.
  • Albion Correctional Facility – A New York prison for women is west of Albion village on NY Route 31.
  • Bentons Corners – A former location south of Albion village.
  • Eagle Harbor Station – A hamlet west of Albion village.
  • Orleans Correctional Facility – A NY state prison.
  • Orleans County Sheriff's Office – The headquarters of the county's sheriffs office is located in the town.
  • Riches Corners – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.

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