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Population in 2010: 1,951. Population change since 2000: +7.0%
 

Males: 1,071  (54.9%)
Females: 880  (45.1%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53534, 54615.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,664 (it was $49,118 in 2000)
Albion:

$59,664
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,983

Albion town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $186,394 (it was $121,500 in 2000)
Albion:

$186,394
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $231,915; Detached houses: $234,940; Townhouses or other attached units: $291,398; In 2-unit structures: $87,419; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $218,548; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,812; Mobile homes: $108,204

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Albion races chart
  • White alone - 1,759 (90.2%)
  • Hispanic - 169 (8.7%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.05%)

Races in Albion detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Albion: 166.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Southern most town of Dane Cty  (3 replies)

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Ancestries: German (33.8%), Norwegian (31.8%), Irish (11.1%), English (9.8%), Polish (6.4%), United States (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 35.2 square miles.

Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Albion:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Albion town:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Albion town:  1.5% ($1,812)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Albion satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (13.9 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (21.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (100.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Edgerton, WI (1.8 miles ), Sumner, WI (2.2 miles ), Fulton, WI (2.2 miles ), Lake Koshkonong, WI (2.5 miles ), Rockdale, WI (2.5 miles ), Dunkirk, WI (2.7 miles ), Christiana, WI (2.8 miles ), Porter, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 89.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Albion household income distribution Albion home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -149 (-7.6%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Food (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

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Average climate in Albion, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Albion-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 146% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.1 miles away from the Albion town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Albion-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from Albion center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dane County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Albion topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Albion:

  • EDGERTON HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; EDGERTON, WI)
  • EDGERTON CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EDGERTON, WI)
  • EDGERTON HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 4 miles away; EDGERTON, WI)

Political contributions by individuals in Albion, WI

Amtrak stations near Albion:

  • 12 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Albion:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 17 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,532)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 22 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 22 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 22 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • Rock Valley College (about 40 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 3,903)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 43 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • Carroll University (about 43 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,756)

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Notable location: Hickory Hill Girl Scout Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Albion: Albion Prairie Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Albion Prairie Cemetery (1), Sweet Cemetery (2), Evergreen Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Rice Lake (A), Turtle Lake (B), Sweet Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Dane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.0. This is about average.
City:

38.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.3. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.05195


Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.4%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Albion, WI

142 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Albion compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Albion town (based on Dane County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.50%
Here52.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristJewish
Adherents53.3%22.1%3.8%2.5%2.0%
Congregations14.3%19.0%8.4%5.5%1.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents2.0%2.0%1.9%1.9%8.5%
Congregations0.7%4.0%3.7%4.4%38.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 73
Here:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Dane County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 154
This county:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 382
Dane County:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dane County:

6.0%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.9%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

6.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.32%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.32% ($35,740 average AGI)
from Columbia County, WI  0.29% ($33,319)
from Rock County, WI  0.28% ($37,443)


6.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,540 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($296 average AGI)
Dane County:

0.08%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Columbia County, WI  0.38% ($41,524 average AGI)
to Rock County, WI  0.35% ($40,708)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.32% ($31,704)

Strongest AM radio stations in Albion:

  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Albion:

  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WWQM-FM (106.3 FM; MIDDLETON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Albion:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 28
Total length: 104 meters (341ft)
Total costs: $6,660,000
Total average daily traffic: 364,838
Total average daily truck traffic: 56,280

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 20
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Albion, WI


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • SANDRA L PETERS, 985 Maple Grove Road (Lat: 42.911778 Lon: -89.086556), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.1 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • SANDRA L PETERS, 985 Maple Grove Road (Lat: 42.911778 Lon: -89.086556), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.1 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ALBION, 985 Maple Grove Road (Lat: 42.911778 Lon: -89.086556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.1 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQKD353
    Assigned Frequencies: 10652.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/07/2009, Expiration Date: 04/07/2019, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2013, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:


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