Albion, Nebraska is a small town located in Boone County and has a population of around 1,000 people. The geography of Albion is mostly flat with the exception of the nearby Big Hill, which is the highest point in Boone County. The climate in Albion is typical for the Midwest, with hot summers and cold winters.
The history of Albion dates back to 1871 when it was first founded as a trading post along the railroad line. In 1873, it was incorporated as a village and eventually grew into a small town. The politics in Albion are mainly conservative with most citizens voting Republican.
The economy of Albion is mainly based off of agriculture, with many local farms producing corn, soybeans and other crops. There are also several small businesses in town that provide goods and services to the community such as restaurants, gas stations and stores.
Albion has two schools: an elementary school for grades K-4 and a middle school for grades 5-8. Both schools are part of the Boone Central School District and have excellent academic programs that help prepare students for higher education or careers after graduation.
One of the most popular landmarks in Albion is Big Hill which offers spectacular views from its summit on clear days. There are also several historical buildings including an old church built in 1888 that still stands today as well as some old homes from the late 1800s which have been preserved as part of Albion’s history.
Population: 1,797. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,672 (-7.0% change)
Males: 814 (45.3%), Females: 983 (54.7%)
Zip code: 68620
Median resident age: 42.9 years
Median household income: $31,111
Median house value: $63,400
Races in Albion:
- White Non-Hispanic (98.7%)
- Hispanic (0.9%)
Ancestries: German (49.7%), Irish (10.4%), English (8.4%), Swedish (6.6%), Norwegian (5.8%), Polish (4.2%).
Elevation: 1760 feet
Land area: 0.8 square miles
Albion, Nebraska is a small rural town located in Boone County. With a population of just over 3,000 people, Albion is a tight-knit community with a strong sense of pride and tradition. The median household income in Albion is around $41,000 and the median housing cost is approximately $118,500. The cost of living in Albion is relatively low compared to other towns and cities in Nebraska. Groceries are slightly cheaper than the national average while utilities are significantly lower than other parts of the state. Residents can enjoy a variety of recreational activities including fishing, hiking and camping at nearby Indian Creek State Park or enjoying local festivals like the annual Art & Wine Festival held each summer. There are also several golf courses within driving distance for those looking for something more leisurely. In addition to its natural beauty and low cost of living, Albion offers its residents easy access to larger cities such as Omaha and Lincoln for work or entertainment opportunities. With its friendly atmosphere and diverse recreational options, Albion provides an ideal place to live for anyone looking for a small-town feel with big city amenities nearby.
For population 25 years and over in Albion
- High school or higher: 82.3%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.9%
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
- Unemployed: 2.4%
- Mean travel time to work: 14.5 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Albion city
- Never married: 18.1%
- Now married: 59.1%
- Separated: 0.9%
- Widowed: 16.6%
- Divorced: 5.3%
0.7% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -147 (-7.6%).
Hospital/medical center in Albion:
- BOONE COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (PO BOX 151 723 WEST FAIRVIEW STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Albion:
- GENOA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; GENOA, NE)
- TILDEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; TILDEN, NE)
- ANTELOPE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; NELIGH, NE)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Albion:
- KARL STEFAN MEMORIAL (about 45 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Abbreviation: OFK)
- CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL (about 54 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Abbreviation: GRI)
- HASTINGS MUNI (about 81 miles; HASTINGS, NE; Abbreviation: HSI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Albion:
- ALBION MUNI (about 4 miles; ALBION, NE; Abbreviation: BVN)
- ANTELOPE COUNTY (about 29 miles; NELIGH, NE; Abbreviation: 4V9)
- GENOA MUNI (about 29 miles; GENOA, NE; Abbreviation: 97Y)
Colleges and Universities
According to educationvv, Nebraska is home to the following higher educational institutes:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Albion:
- NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
- CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,730)
- WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 77 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
- UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (about 94 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,588)
- UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 107 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
- SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 108 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,137)
- UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 109 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 19,806)
Public high school in Albion:
- BOONE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 288; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Albion:
- BOONE CENTRAL ELEM-ALBION (Students: 233; Grades: PK – 06)
- SOUTH AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOL (Students: 7; Grades: PK – 08)
- SHELL CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOL (Students: 7; Grades: PK – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Albion:
- ST. MICHAEL’S SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 520 WEST CHURCH; Grades: PK – 8)
Library in Albion:
- ALBION PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $48,921; Location: 437 SOUTH 3RD STREET; 17,266 books; 221 audio materials; 199 video materials; 36 serial subscriptions)