Life in Albion, Michigan

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Albion, Michigan? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Albion?
Tammy Foster reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
The temperatures in Albion during summer are usually between 70 and 80 degrees, although on some days temps rise into the 90's due to humidity. In spring and fall, temperatures are usually between 50 and 70 degrees. However, you can expect temperatures to get very cold during winter, sometimes temps can drop below zero if you factor in the wind chill. It does rain during summer, spring and fall, especially in July. In addition, you can expect to see several thunderstorm sweep through this town during summer, spring and fall, as well. It also snows in the winter, sometimes this town is coated with 10-15 inches of snow.The crime rate in Albion is higher in comparison to other Michigan cities, you can expect to see several types of major crimes take place in this town like thefts, burglaries, arsons, assaults and auto thefts. There has been at least three murders reported within the last five years. In addition, several rapes also have been reported within the past, as well. Of course, you can expect to see minor violations take place here like traffic violations, domestic problems, drunk driving and occasionally someone will get in trouble for public intoxication.There are some luxurious houses on 27 1/2 Mile Road and Country Club Lane, many of these homes are newly built or have been updated within the past five years. This area of town is by Duck Lake, many residents say this is one of the best areas of Albion. There are much older houses on Austin Avenue and Perry Street, may of these homes really need some updating, some of them need stuff done to the inside and outside, but some just need work on the inside of them. This area of town is south of Highway 94. Many residents would say this is one of the worst areas of Albion.Most of the residents seem to be friendly, I have never met anyone who was rude or mean. However, my brother said that he talked to a few residents who live here at a bar and the folks he talked with were a little rude, but personally I have never encountered anyone you treated me bad. There are mostly white people who live in Albion, but you can also expect to see people from other races, as well. Many of the residents who live here are in their late twenties or early thirties and there are fewer married people than single people. If you are in your late twenties and are single than you would fit well in this town.
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSchoolsSingle life
There are a few cool places to shop downtown, one of my favorites is a bookstore called Books & More.I love the burrito's at Lopez Taco House, good food, good prices.The school system seems to be pretty good.Some singles go to Java n' Jazz to mingle with other singles.
Noisetown comparison vs.Best hospitalTourist attractions
I don't think there are any airports that cause loud distracting noises, but Highway 94 runs through Albion thus at times the cars that travel this road do create some loud disturbing noises.Marshall is a neighboring town to Albion, these two towns are about 18 minutes from one another. Albion is slightly larger than Marshall, both of these towns have things to do in regard to entertainment and shopping. Concord is another neighboring town to Albion, these two towns are about 14 minutes from one another. Concord is much smaller than both Marshall and Albion. Personally, I would say if you are looking to move to this area of Michigan than choose Concord because the crime rate is lower there than in the other two towns, plus, it isn't has hectic and chaotic because it has fewer people living in it.Many residents travel to Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, a neighboring town to Albion, for medical care.Rockey's Campground is a peaceful relaxing place, my family loves camping here.
General comments   
The town is a pretty town, I like the scenery. However, it can get a little hectic sometimes because of the college that is located here, some of the college students can sometimes cause a little chaos, but I must say none of them have ever bothered me or my family. Although, we have seen a few college kids screaming and yelling at each other. For the most part, the residents are pretty nice and mostly friendly. Albion appears to be a good town in my opinion, I would recommend you visit it if you are ever in this region of Michigan.   
Albion, Michigan population: 8616

How many black people live in Albion? How many white people?
Number of White People5477Percentage of White people63.6%
Number of Black People2823Percentage of Black people32.8%
Number of Hispanic People539Percentage of Hispanic people6.2%
Number of Asian People155Percentage of Asian people1.8%
Number of American Indian People105Percentage of American Indian people1.2%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Albion, Michigan

Percent college grads: 22.6%
Percent grad school grads: 10.2%
Unemployment rate: 22.3
Median house value: 81500
Median income: 27614

How many singles in Albion?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
8717861.11men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
1783540.5men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
2802781.01men for each woman

Crimes in Albion, Michigan
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault350%2%
Auto Theft00%0%

Weather History for Albion, Michigan

Albion, Michigan Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0009442485565620
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Albion, Michigan?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year6931937
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year091442037443835560

How many hot humid days a year does Albion, Michigan have?
How many cloudy days a year does Albion, Michigan have?
How many sunny days a year does Albion, Michigan have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Albion, Michigan have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year58212101520753589163

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.