Albion, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°53′28″N 80°21′42″W / 41.89111°N 80.36167°W / 41.89111; -80.36167
Albion
Borough
Nickname: "The most northwestern borough in Pennsylvania"
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Coordinates 41°53′28″N 80°21′42″W / 41.89111°N 80.36167°W / 41.89111; -80.36167
Area 1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
Population 1,516 (2010)
Density 1,243 / sq mi (480 / km2)
Mayor Jeanne Bright
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 16401
Area code 814
Location of Albion in Erie County
Location of Albion within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Albion is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,516 at the 2010 census. A neighboring, larger town which many Albionites may associate with is Edinboro, and the much larger but more distant city of Erie. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area. One of their main industries is the Albion State Correctional Institute (SCI Albion).[1] The bordering borough of Cranesville, has a little over a third the population of Albion (638 at the 2010 census)[2][3]

The town was ravaged by a F4 tornado that was part of the 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak on May 31, 1985.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 1.28 square miles (3.3 km2) is land and 0.95% (0.02 sq miles) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 1,616 people, 701 households, and 425 families residing in the borough. By 2020 the population is predicted to be around 1,700 people. The population density was 1,510.7 people per square mile (585.3/km²). There were 695 housing units at an average density of 653.4 per square mile (253.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.38% White, 0.50% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 452
1880 433 −4.2%
1890 366 −15.5%
1900 695 89.9%
1910 1,534 120.7%
1920 1,549 1.0%
1930 1,681 8.5%
1940 1,604 −4.6%
1950 1,729 7.8%
1960 1,630 −5.7%
1970 1,768 8.5%
1980 1,818 2.8%
1990 1,575 −13.4%
2000 1,607 2.0%
2010 1,516 −5.7%
Est. 2012 1,503 −0.9%
Sources:[6][7]

There were 655 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,007, and the median income for a family was $40,650. Males had a median income of $31,620 versus $21,157 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,361. About 10.6% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Borough of Albion is part of the Northwestern School District. Albion has three schools in total. There is the Northwestern Elementary School, The Northwestern Middle School, and the Northwestern High School. The team mascot for all three schools is the Northwestern Wildcat, "Willie".

Sports[edit]

The Northwestern School District has teams for baseball, softball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, basketball, wrestling and football. The Northwestern Wildcats football teams play their home games at Rogers Field, which is located beside the highschool. Youth sports in Albion include Northwestern Little League (baseball and softball) and Northwest Little Gridders Football.

Nicknames[edit]

Albion is "the most northwestern burough in Pennsylvania" and is home to "the most northwestern high school in Pennsylvania", which is fitting due to the fact that their high school is called Northwestern.

Albion contains Conneaut Creek and two of its tributaries. Therefore anglers sometimes refer to Albion as "The countries best trout fishery", due to Conneaut Creek being called that.

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 6N and State Route 18 pass through Albion.

The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad passes through Albion on its way to the P & C Dock Company in Conneaut, Ohio.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ albion
  2. ^ Image:Map of Albion, Erie County, Pennsylvania Highlighted.png
  3. ^ Image:Map of Cranesville, Erie County, Pennsylvania Highlighted.png
  4. ^ National Weather Service Cleveland (2005-05-31). "Tornado Outbreak of May 31, 1985". NOAA. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Erie Times-News, December 29, 2008. Accessed January 27, 2010. " David Lohr of Albion is involved in investigative research and missing persons. Lohr volunteers with EquuSearch, a group of volunteers to look for missing persons, and also works for the Discovery Channel in a show called Investigation Discovery."