Albion is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,402 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Albion is the 132nd largest community in Michigan. Albion has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Albion is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Albion is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Albion who work in office and administrative support (14.50%), personal care services (8.72%), and sales jobs (8.60%).
Albion is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Albion enrolled in college, Albion has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.21 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Albion is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.21% of adults 25 and older in Albion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Albion in 2018 was $17,115, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,460 for a family of four.
Albion is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Albion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albion residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Albion include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Albion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.