Albia is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,829 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Albia is the 102nd largest community in Iowa. Albia 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, Albia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Albia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Albia is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albia who work in healthcare (13.35%), sales jobs (10.99%), and management occupations (10.25%).
Of important note, Albia is also a city of artists. Albia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Albia’s character.
The population of Albia overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Albia, 23.60% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Albia in 2010 was $23,390, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,560 for a family of four. However, Albia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Albia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Albia include English, Irish, Dutch, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Albia is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.