- Albion, Maine
official_name = Albion, Maine
settlement_type = Town
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Maine
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Kennebec
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 102.3
area_land_km2 = 100.6
area_water_km2 = 1.6
area_total_sq_mi = 39.5
area_land_sq_mi = 38.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.6
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1946
population_density_km2 = 19.3
population_density_sq_mi = 50.1
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 123
elevation_ft = 404
latd = 44 |latm = 30 |lats = 49 |latNS = N
longd = 69 |longm = 26 |longs = 6 |longEW = W
postal_code = 04910
area_code = 207
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 23-00590
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0582317
website = [http://www.albionme.com/ www.albionme.com]
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.5 square miles (102.3 km²), of which, 38.8 square miles (100.6 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (1.60%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,946 people, 719 households, and 545 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 50.1 people per square mile (19.3/km²). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 20.7/sq mi (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.56% White, 0.05% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.
There were 719 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,357, and the median income for a family was $37,574. Males had a median income of $30,868 versus $20,385 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $15,285. About 8.9% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
Edward Sturgis Ingraham-Educator and mountaineer who played a role in establishing Mount Rainier National Park.
Elijah P. Lovejoy, (1802-1837), born in Albion, Abolitionistand editor of the " Alton Observer", had his printing press destroyed four times, killed when his warehouse was burned, seen as a martyr for the cause. cite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location = Chicago | date = 1963]
Owen Lovejoy, (1811-1864), brother of Elijah, Congregational Church clergyman, abolitionist, and United States Congressmanfrom Illinois.
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