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Albion is a city in Edwards County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the early name for Great Britain

The latitude of Albion is 38.377N. The longitude is -88.056W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 522 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,902.


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Median household income
Local
$29,476
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Albion demographic reports
Albion is near the Indiana border
Former and merged names include:
· Edwards Courthouse
Settled in 1818 by two Englishmen, George Flower and Morris Birkbeck, who sought land far enough south to escape frigid winters and far enough north to avoid slavery
Local festivals include:
  • Edwards County Fair - July 18-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Albion web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Albion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Edwards County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62806 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Albion residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Albion ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Albion was $14,747, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Albion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Albion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $210.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $556.


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Libraries in Albion include Albion Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Edwards County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Albion political report.

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The average commute time for Albion workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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