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Albion, Michigan - Basic Facts

Albion is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Albion.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Calhoun County at latitude 42.2431 and longitude -84.753. Calhoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 951 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Albion (see map) encompass a land area of 4.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

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Albion, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,307
Population in Households 6,687
Population in Familes 5,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,620
Population Density1 1,884
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 2,808
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,519 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,289 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 713 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $69,151
Average Home Value $68,561


Median Household Income $27,575
Average Household Income $40,407
Per Capita Income $15,939
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.86% -0.42%
Households -0.94% -0.5%
Families -1.24% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Albion, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albion to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 123 82nd
Population Density1 # 146 79th
Diversity Index2 # 35 95th
Median Household Income # 665 4th
Per Capita Income # 648 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.