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Overview

Introduction to Albion, Michigan

Albion, Michigan, in Calhoun county, is 22 miles E of Battle Creek, Michigan and 73 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek metropolitan area.

Albion History

Albion is located in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Tenney Peabody became the first European-American to visit this area when he arrived in 1833. Peabody’s wife named the city after the town of Albion, New York. Jesse Crowell arrived in this area in 1835 and established the Albion Company. The city is sometimes also referred to as 'The Forks' because it is located at the point of confluence of the north and south branches of the Kalamazoo River.

Albion and nearby Attractions

  • Battle Creek Sanatarium
  • Ella Sharp Museum
  • Yankee Springs Recreation Area
  • Binder Park Zoo
  • Cannonsburg
  • Hidden Lake Gardens

Things To Do In Albion

Albion hosts the Festival of the Forks every September in order to celebrate its ethnic heritage. The Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum is located in Albion. Local historic sites include the Battle Creek Sanatarium, the Croswell Opera House and the W.K. Kellogg House. Local parks include Fort Custer Recreation Area, Pinckney State Recreation Area and Pokagon State Park.

Albion Transportation

Air transportation is available from Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.

Albion Higher Education

The local college is Albion College. Olivet College, the Baker College of Jackson, Spring Arbor University and Glen Oaks Community College are all accessible from Albion as well.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,293
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+3,055
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married30%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,408
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,516
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,172

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,016
% Above Poverty Level69.6%
% Below Poverty Level30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$594
Median House Value$56,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.6%
English9.4%
Irish8.2%
Italian4.8%
Polish4.1%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Russian1%
Lithuanian1%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Greek0.4%
German0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
African0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Albion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes49224
Phone Area Codes517
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude42.24
Approximate Longitude-84.75

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)

StationJACKSON CO AP
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches
StationCHARLOTTE
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationGULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance34 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Concord1,211$54,107
Hanover440$48,393
Homer1,846$47,361
Marshall7,046$55,682
Parma753$57,500
Springport817$41,563

Albion Public Libraries

Albion District Library
501 SOUTH SUPERIOR STREET
Albion, Michigan
(517) 629-3993

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Albion Public Schools

Albion Community School
225 E Watson St.
ZIP: 49224
(517) 629-9166
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Albion High School
225 Watson St
ZIP: 49224
(517) 629-9421
Marshall Alternative High School
14055 26 Mile Rd
ZIP: 49224
(517) 629-7549
High
Total Enrollment 106
Starr Commonwealth For Boys
13725 26 Mile Rd
ZIP: 49224
(800) 860-1845
Other
Total Enrollment 108

Albion Private Schools

Montcalm School
13725 26 Mile Rd
ZIP: 49224
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
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