Albion is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,998 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Albion is the 276th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Albion was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
When you are in Albion, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.75% of Albion’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Albion is a village 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 (15.04%), farm management occupations (12.02%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.34%).
Another important characteristic of Albion is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.18 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Albion has a very low overall level of education: only 9.12% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Albion in 2010 was $17,975, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,900 for a family of four. However, Albion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Albion is a very ethnically-diverse village. 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. Albion also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.26% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Albion include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Albion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.