Albion, Idaho

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Albion is a city in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Burley, Idaho Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 262 at the 2000 census. Albion was the county seat of Cassia County from 1879 to 1918.

Albion is one of the few cities in the Magic Valley region of Idaho founded before 1900. Beginning in 1893 it was home of the Albion State Normal School, which trained many Idaho teachers. The school was closed in 1951 and its teaching programs were transferred to Idaho State College (now Idaho State University) in Pocatello. By 2006 the campus had fallen into serious disrepair.

D. L. Evans Bank was founded in Albion in 1904. Although the bank's headquarters is now located in Burley, it continues to operate a branch in Albion.[1]



Albion is located at 42°24′39″N 113°34′51″W / 42.41083°N 113.58083°W / 42.41083; -113.58083 (42.410882, -113.580901).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land. The college was later opened by the Church of Christ as Magic Valley Christian College. This was a part of Pepperdine College in Califorina.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 262 people, 108 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 635.5 people per square mile (246.7/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 291.1/sq mi (113.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.24% White, 0.76% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.12.

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