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The town of Albion is located in Whitman County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Albion, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1901.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Albion has a population of 606 people<2> (see below for details).

Albion is 2,240 feet [683 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Albion is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Albion lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Albion is within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Albion: 99102<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albion had an population of 606 people. This is an increase of 4.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albion had a population of 579 people. This makes Albion the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 579 people, the population of Albion decreased 6.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 616 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Albion.

Communities Also Named Albion ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 36 communities that are also named Albion - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Delaware, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Albion.

Communities near Albion ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Albion.

  • Pullman
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Moscow
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
    • Moscow is located in Latah County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow <5>
  • Colfax
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Palouse
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Potlatch
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Garfield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Colton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Uniontown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Onaway
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onaway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaway
    • Onaway is located in Latah County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
  • Glenwood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
    • Glenwood is located in Whitman County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albion. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albion.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Albion. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albion.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albion. See our Newspapers Page for Albion.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albion ...

Looking for more information about Albion? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Albion, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albion.

Adding Albion to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Albion in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Albion was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Albion post office opened in 1901.

We also found Albion mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Albion.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Albion. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albion.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Albion). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Albion or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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