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Overview

Introduction to Albion, New York

Albion, New York, in Orleans County, is 29 miles W of Rochester, New York and 42 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The village is considered part of the Rochester metropolitan area.

Albion History

The first European settlers arrived in Albion in 1812. Formerly known as Newport, the community was renamed Albion after the ancient term for England. Albion was incorporated as a village in 1828, after becoming the county seat of Orleans County in 1825.

Albion and nearby Attractions

  • Big Springs Historical Society Museum
  • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
  • Black Creek Park
  • Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
  • Cobblestone Society Museum
  • Bristol Mountain

Things To Do In Albion

The Big Springs Historical Society Museum, Cobblestone Society Museum and the Holland Land Office Museum are some of the museums accessible from Albion. The Avon Inn, Darwin Martin House State Historic Site and the Ganondagan State Historic Site are some of the local historical sites as well. Black Creek Park, Golden Hill State Park, Lakeside Beach State Park and Northhampton Park are the local parks, while the Aquarium of Niagara, and Mount Morris Dam are accessible from Albion as well.

Albion Transportation

Greater Rochester International is the nearest major airport.

Albion Higher Education

Genesee Community College, Roberts Wesleyan College and SUNY Brockport are all located nearby.

People

Total Population 8,403
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,052
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 36.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,579
% Above Poverty Level 72.2%
% Below Poverty Level 27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $611
Median House Value $89,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.3%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Albion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Orleans
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14411
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.246
Longitude -78.193

Albion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALBION 2 NE
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station BROCKPORT
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station LOCKPORT 4 NE
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Albion, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Eagle Harbor (14411)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brockport 8,428 $67,222
Holley 2,032 $40,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Albion Public Libraries

Library
Swan Library
4 NORTH MAIN STREET
Albion, New York
(716) 589-4246

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Albion High Schools

CHARLES D'AMICO HS
302 EAST AVE
585-589-2040
Serves 808 students.

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