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    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Albion is a town in Michigan with a population of 8,263. Albion is in Calhoun County. Living in Albion offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Albion there are a lot of parks. Residents of Albion tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$56,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$635
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Albion Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,012.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    144.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    96.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    832
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,749.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    24%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Albion

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,457
National
$55,322
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Albion is a post-industrial era town that has began improving its infrastructure after the town's college, Albion College, started funding and purchasing different areas in Albion. The town itself is racially diverse and offers new opportunities for jobs and businesses and encourages entrepreneurs. The only down side is that they had recently lost their high school. Currently, the children of Albion have been bussed to nearby schools. I truly believe in a decades time, Albion will look completely different solely due to the colleges involvement in the town's improvement.
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I’ve lived in Albion my whole life, I’ve traveled to other tiny towns throughout the years and I can honestly say this tiny town is the best you’ll ever visit. Well yeah we don’t have a whole bunch and some unfortunate situations have found there way to us but, we do have families who are always willing to better the town. We have an amazing liberal arts college who is always lending a helping hand, we have small business ready to serve the community with their products, church’s spreading love everywhere, committees dedicated to making sure that the children in Albion get a chance to see a different part of the world, mom and pop restaurants and pubs ready to rock your tastebuds, and lastly we have a community. Not many towns can say that all the citizens are apart of their community... but we can
I really love Albion Michigan. Albion is a town in which is a small town, that is family oriented. Everyone knows everyone. Albion College is one if the top colleges, in Michigan. One of many things that should be worked on, is, the school district. Getting our high school and middle school back, up and running well, with up-to-date material. Also, people in our community need to be supportive of local stores, in Albion. When someone or something comes in the town and break the tradition of certain things this town has, as a family, it kind of gets people upset. Sometimes change is good, but, not knowing what is going on in the community and the citizens kind of having to go with the flow, is almost,a big deal. Due to the unknown. That is kind of scary, risky, and will have a lot of people wondering. Yet, exciting, and will see if this will be the start of something great or worse. Never know until we see.