Albion, Washington

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Albion, Washington
Town
Location of Albion, Washington
Location of Albion, Washington
Coordinates: 46°47′33″N 117°15′2″W / 46.79250°N 117.25056°W / 46.79250; -117.25056Coordinates: 46°47′33″N 117°15′2″W / 46.79250°N 117.25056°W / 46.79250; -117.25056
Country United States
State Washington
County Whitman
Area[1]
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,247 ft (685 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 579
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 574
 • Density 1,608.3/sq mi (621.0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99102
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-01010
GNIS feature ID 1511954[4]

Albion is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 579 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Albion was first settled in 1871 by Levi Reynolds, and was platted in 1883.[5] Albion was officially incorporated on March 4, 1910.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Albion has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 276
1920 252 −8.7%
1930 236 −6.3%
1940 206 −12.7%
1950 256 24.3%
1960 291 13.7%
1970 687 136.1%
1980 631 −8.2%
1990 632 0.2%
2000 616 −2.5%
2010 579 −6.0%
Est. 2013 574 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 579 people, 271 households, and 154 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,608.3 inhabitants per square mile (621.0/km2). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 838.9 per square mile (323.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.4% White, 0.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 4.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 271 households of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the town was 37.2 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census, there were 616 people, 274 households, and 166 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,663.4 people per square mile (642.8/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 850.6 per square mile (328.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.51% White, 0.16% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 1.46% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.

There were 274 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 21.8% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,179, and the median income for a family was $45,893. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $23,828 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,567. About 11.7% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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