English Americans are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or in England. In the 2017 American Community Survey, English Americans are of the total population; the term is distinct from British Americans, which includes not only English Americans but Scottish Americans, Scotch-Irish Americans, Welsh Americans, Cornish Americans and Manx Americans from the whole of the United Kingdom. However, demographers regard this as a serious under count, as the index of inconsistency is high and many if not most Americans from English stock have a tendency to identify as "Americans" or if of mixed European ancestry, identify with a more recent and differentiated ethnic group. In the 1980 Census, over 49 million Americans claimed English ancestry, at the time around 26.34% of the total population and largest reported group which today, would make them the largest ethnic group in the United States. Scotch-Irish Americans are for the most part descendants of Lowland Scots and Northern English settlers who colonized Ireland during the Plantation of Ulster in the 17th century.
In 1982, an opinion poll showed respondents a card listing a number of ethnic groups and asked, "Thinking both of what they have contributed to this country and have gotten from this country, for each one tell me whether you think, on balance, they've been a good or a bad thing for this country." The English were the top ethnic group, with 66% saying they were a good thing for the United States, followed by the Irish at 62%. Ben J. Wattenberg argues that this poll demonstrates a general American bias against Hispanics and other recent immigrant populations; the majority—57%--of the Founding Fathers of the United States were of English extraction. English immigrants in the 19th century, as with other groups, sought economic prosperity, they began migrating in large numbers without 1840s to 1890s. Americans of English heritage are seen, identify, as "American" due to the many historic cultural ties between England and the U. S. and their influence on the country's population. Relative to ethnic groups of other European origins, this may be due to the early establishment of English settlements.
Since 1776, English-Americans have been less to proclaim their heritage in the face of the upsurge of cultural and ethnic pride by African Americans, Irish Americans, Scottish Americans, Italian Americans or other ethnic groups. A leading specialist, Charlotte Erickson, found them to be ethnically "invisible," dismissing the occasional St. George Societies as ephemeral elite clubs that were not in touch with the larger ethnic community. In Canada, by contrast, the English organized far more ethnic activism, as the English competed with the well-organized French and Irish elements. In the United States the Scottish immigrants were much better organized than the English in the 19th century, as are their descendants in the late 20th century; the original 17th century settlers were overwhelmingly English. From the time of the first permanent English presence in the New World until 1900, these immigrants and their descendants outnumbered all others establishing the English cultural pattern as predominant for the American version.
According to the United States Historical Census, the ethnic populations in the British American Colonies of 1700, 1755 and 1775 were: The category'Irish' represents immigrants from Ireland outside the Province of Ulster, the overwhelming majority of whom were Protestant and not ethnically Irish, though from Ireland. The distinction between Scots-Irish and Irish came about in the mid-19th century: prior to this time all Irish persons whatever religion were identified as'Irish.' In 1790 the U. S. conducted its first national population census. The ancestries of the population in 1790 has been estimated by various sources, first in 1932 again in 1980 and 1984 by sampling distinctive surnames in the census and assigning them a country of origin. There is debate over the accuracy between the studies with individual scholars and the Federal Government using different techniques and conclusion for the ethnic composition. A study published in 1909 titled A Century of Population Growth by the Government Census Bureau estimated the English were 83.5% of the white population.
The states with the highest percentage by the same Census Bureau data in 1909 of English ancestry were Connecticut 96.2%, Rhode Island 96.0%, Vermont 95.4%, Massachusetts 95.0%, New Hampshire 94.1%, Maine 93.1%, Virginia 85.0%, Maryland 84.0%, North Carolina 83.1%, South Carolina 82.4%, New York 78.2%, Pennsylvania 59.0%. Another source by Thomas L. Purvis in 1984 estimated that people of English ancestry made up about 47.5% of the total population or 60.9% of the white or European American population. Some 80.7% of the total United States population was of European origin. Around 757,208 were of African descent with 697,624 being slaves. In 1980, 23,748,772 Americans claimed only English ancestry and another 25,849,263 claimed English along with another ethnic ancestry, it must be noted that 13.3 million or 5.9% of the total U. S. population chose to identify as "American" as seen in censuses that followed. Below shows the persons. At a national level the ancestry response rate was high with 90.4% of the total United States population choosing at least
Black Hawk War
The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of Sauks and Kickapoos, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into the U. S. state of Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land, ceded to the United States in the disputed 1804 Treaty of St. Louis. U. S. officials, convinced that the British Band was hostile, mobilized a frontier militia and opened fire on a delegation from the Native Americans on May 14, 1832. Black Hawk responded by attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run, he led his band to a secure location in what is now southern Wisconsin and was pursued by U. S. forces. Meanwhile, other Native Americans conducted raids against forts and settlements unprotected with the absence of U. S. troops. Some Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi warriors with grievances against European-Americans took part in these raids, although most tribe members tried to avoid the conflict.
The Menominee and Dakota tribes at odds with the Sauks and Meskwakis, supported the U. S. Commanded by General Henry Atkinson, the U. S. troops tracked the British Band. Militia under Colonel Henry Dodge caught up with the British Band on July 21 and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. Black Hawk's band was weakened by hunger and desertion and many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. On August 2, U. S. soldiers attacked the remnants of the British Band at the Battle of Bad Axe, killing many or capturing most who remained alive. Black Hawk and other leaders escaped, but surrendered and were imprisoned for a year; the Black Hawk War gave the young captain Abraham Lincoln his brief military service, although he never participated in a battle. Other participants who became famous included Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Jefferson Davis; the war gave impetus to the U. S. policy of Indian removal, in which Native American tribes were pressured to sell their lands and move west of the Mississippi River and stay there.
In the 18th century, the Sauk and Meskwaki Native American tribes lived along the Mississippi River in what are now the U. S. states of Iowa. The two tribes had become connected after having been displaced from the Great Lakes region in conflicts with New France and other Native American tribes after the so-called Fox Wars ended in the 1730s. By the time of the Black Hawk War, the population of the two tribes was about 6,000 people; as the United States expanded westward in the early 19th century, government officials sought to buy as much Native American land as possible. In 1804, territorial governor William Henry Harrison negotiated a treaty in St. Louis in which a group of Sauk and Meskwaki leaders sold their lands east of the Mississippi for more than $2,200, in goods and annual payments of $1,000 in goods; the treaty became controversial because the Native leaders had not been authorized by their tribal councils to cede lands. Historian Robert Owens argued that the chiefs did not intend to give up ownership of the land, that they would not have sold so much valuable territory for such a modest price.
Historian Patrick Jung concluded that the Sauk and Meskwaki chiefs intended to cede a little land, but that the Americans included more territory in the treaty's language than the Natives realized. According to Jung, the Sauks and Meskwakis did not learn the true extent of the cession until years later; the 1804 treaty allowed the tribes to continue using the ceded land until it was sold to American settlers by the U. S. government. For the next two decades, Sauks continued to live at Saukenuk, their primary village, located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. In 1828, the U. S. government began to have the ceded land surveyed for white settlement. Indian agent Thomas Forsyth informed the Sauks that they should vacate Saukenuk and their other settlements east of the Mississippi; the Sauks were divided about. Most Sauks decided to relocate west of the Mississippi rather than become involved in a confrontation with the United States; the leader of this group was Keokuk, who had helped defend Saukenuk against the Americans during the War of 1812.
Keokuk was not a chief, but as a skilled orator, he spoke on behalf of the Sauk civil chiefs in negotiations with the Americans. Keokuk regarded the 1804 treaty as a fraud, but after having seen the size of American cities on the east coast in 1824, he did not think the Sauks could oppose the United States. Although the majority of the tribe decided to follow Keokuk's lead, about 800 Sauks—roughly one-sixth of the tribe—chose instead to resist American expansion. Black Hawk, a war captain who had fought against the United States in the War of 1812 and was now in his 60s, emerged as the leader of this faction in 1829. Like Keokuk, Black Hawk was not a civil chief, but he became Keokuk's primary rival for influence within the tribe. Black Hawk had signed a treaty in May 1816 that affirmed the disputed 1804 land cession, but he insisted that what had been written down was different from what had been spoken at the treaty conference. According to Black Hawk, the "whites were in the habit of saying one thing to the Indians and putting another thing down on paper."
Black Hawk was determined to hold onto Saukenuk, where he had been born. When the Sauks returned to the village in 1829 after their annual winter hunt in the west, they found that it had been occupied by white squatters who were anticipating the sale of
Avilla is a town in Allen Township, Noble County, in the U. S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,401 at the 2010 census. A post office has been in operation at Avilla since 1846. According to Ronald L. Baker, the town may be named after Spain. Avilla is located at 41°21′50″N 85°14′11″W. According to the 2010 census, Avilla has a total area of all land; as of the 2010 census, there were 2,401 people, 916 households, 593 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,622.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,016 housing units at an average density of 686.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population. There were 916 households of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.3% were non-families.
30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04. The median age in the town was 36.2 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 46.5% male and 53.5% female. As of the 2000 census, there were 2,049 people, 780 households, 520 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,499.1 people per square mile. There were 818 housing units at an average density of 598.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.32% White, 0.20% Black, 0.15% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.24% from other races, 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population. There were 780 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.3% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $42,014, the median income for a family was $48,800. Males had a median income of $36,773 versus $22,250 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,591. About 3.0% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under the age of 18 and 4.2% of those 65 and older. Our Hometown News and the News-Sun. Avilla has a public library, a branch of the Noble County Public Library
Noah Noble was the fifth Governor of the U. S. state of Indiana from 1831 to 1837. His two terms focused on internal improvements, culminating in the passage of the Mammoth Internal Improvement Act, viewed at the time as his crowning achievement, his taxing recommendations to pay for the improvements were not enacted, the project led the state to negotiate a partial bankruptcy only a few years later. The debacle led to a gradual collapse of the state Whig party, which never regained control of the government, led to a period of Democratic control that lasted until the middle of the American Civil War. After his term as governor he was appointed to the Board of Internal Improvement where he unsuccessfully advocated a reorganization of the projects in an attempt to gain some benefit from them. Noah Noble was born in Berryville, Virginia, on January 15, 1794, one of fourteen children of Dr. Thomas Noble and Elizabeth Clair Sedgwick Noble. Around 1800, his family moved to the frontier where his father opened a medical practice in Campbell County, Kentucky.
In 1807, the family moved again to Boone County where his father acquired a 300-acre plantation, operated by slave labor. Noble moved to Brookville, around 1811 at age seventeen, following his brother James Noble, who had moved there some time earlier. James was a prominent lawyer and United States Senator. In Indiana he made several business ventures with his partner Enoch D. John. Together they operated a hotel in Brookville, became involved in land speculation, opened a water-powered weaving mill with a wool carding machine. Noble opened a trading company called N. Noble & Company; the company shipped it to New Orleans to be sold. In 1819 a boating accident destroyed one of his shipments and left him with a large debt that took several years to repay; that year he married his cousin, Catherin Stull van Swearingen. The two shared the same great-grandfather, they had three children, but only one survived into adulthood. Noble entered politics in 1820. By the time of his 1822 reelection bid he had become popular in the county, he won reelection 1,186 to 9 votes.
He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the 7th Regiment of the Indiana militia in 1817, a colonel in 1820. When his term as sheriff expired, he ran to represent the county in the Indiana House of Representatives, winning overwhelmingly, he was resigned following the death of his brother Lazarus. Lazarus had been the Receiver of Public Moneys of the Indianapolis Land Office, his death left a vacancy, his brother, Senator James Noble, used his influence to secure the post for Noble, who remained in the position until 1829. The job took him to Indianapolis, where he was responsible for collecting revenue for the federal government; the position brought him into contact with many of the leading men in the state and he was quick to create good relationships with them. Following the election of President Andrew Jackson and the employment of the spoils system, Noble was removed from the position. Finding himself without a job, Noble launched another business venture. Before he could open the new business, his friends in the Indiana General Assembly appointed him to a commission, responsible for laying out the Michigan Road.
He remained on the commission until 1831, at which time he announced his candidacy for governor of Indiana as a Whig candidate, secured the Whig nomination. During the campaign, he accused his Democratic opponent James G. Read of being ineligible to run because he was a Federal Receiver; the state constitution forbade state officials from holding both federal and state positions simultaneously. His opponent made a similar charge against Noble, who still held his position as a federal commissioner working on the Michigan Road. Noble campaigned on the internal improvement platform and won the election by a plurality of 23,518 votes to Read's 21,002, with independent Milton Stapp taking 6,894. After becoming governor he purchased several lots on the eastern edge of the capitol, planting an orchard and vineyard and building a large brick home, he brought some of his father's emancipated slaves with him to work in his household, one of whom was the model for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom. She visited Noble's home on more than one occasion.
Indiana was continuing to experience a period of prosperity as a large influx of settlers purchased land, thereby providing a large income for the government. Noble's predecessor had begun the framework for the large-scale internal improvements that were to come, but had delayed the start of the canal projects. Noble set to work and within a few months he completed surveying the route of the Wabash and Erie Canal and made several recommendations regarding its construction. Noble was opposed to railroads, which he viewed as monopolies since only the rail company could transport goods on the line, whereas canals were open to anyone had a boat. Construction on the canal began in earnest in 1832. Construction on state roads was progressing because of a lack of funding. Noble proposed the state borrow money to speed the construction process, but the legislature rejected his proposal, he recommended the creation of an Internal Improvement Board to coordinate the projects and reduce costs through better organization and purchase of supplies in bulk, but again the General Assembly rejected the proposal, instead kept the projects operating under several different project boards.
His first term passed with little advancement on the internal improvement front
New England is a region composed of six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut. It is bordered by the state of New York to the west and by the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and north, respectively; the Atlantic Ocean is to the east and southeast, Long Island Sound is to the south. Boston is New England's largest city as well as the capital of Massachusetts; the largest metropolitan area is Greater Boston with nearly a third of the entire region's population, which includes Worcester, Manchester, New Hampshire, Providence, Rhode Island. In 1620, Puritan Separatist Pilgrims from England established Plymouth Colony, the second successful English settlement in America, following the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia founded in 1607. Ten years more Puritans established Massachusetts Bay Colony north of Plymouth Colony. Over the next 126 years, people in the region fought in four French and Indian Wars, until the English colonists and their Iroquois allies defeated the French and their Algonquian allies in America.
In 1692, the town of Salem and surrounding areas experienced the Salem witch trials, one of the most infamous cases of mass hysteria in history. In the late 18th century, political leaders from the New England colonies initiated resistance to Britain's taxes without the consent of the colonists. Residents of Rhode Island captured and burned a British ship, enforcing unpopular trade restrictions, residents of Boston threw British tea into the harbor. Britain responded with a series of punitive laws stripping Massachusetts of self-government which were termed the "Intolerable Acts" by the colonists; these confrontations led to the first battles of the American Revolutionary War in 1775 and the expulsion of the British authorities from the region in spring 1776. The region played a prominent role in the movement to abolish slavery in the United States, was the first region of the U. S. transformed by the Industrial Revolution, centered on the Merrimack river valleys. The physical geography of New England is diverse for such a small area.
Southeastern New England is covered by a narrow coastal plain, while the western and northern regions are dominated by the rolling hills and worn-down peaks of the northern end of the Appalachian Mountains. The Atlantic fall line lies close to the coast, which enabled numerous cities to take advantage of water power along the many rivers, such as the Connecticut River, which bisects the region from north to south; each state is subdivided into small incorporated municipalities known as towns, many of which are governed by town meetings. The only unincorporated areas exist in the sparsely populated northern regions of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont. New England is one of the Census Bureau's nine regional divisions and the only multi-state region with clear, consistent boundaries, it maintains a strong sense of cultural identity, although the terms of this identity are contrasted, combining Puritanism with liberalism, agrarian life with industry, isolation with immigration. The earliest known inhabitants of New England were American Indians who spoke a variety of the Eastern Algonquian languages.
Prominent tribes included the Abenakis, Mi'kmaq, Pequots, Narragansetts and Wampanoag. Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the Western Abenakis inhabited New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, as well as parts of Quebec and western Maine, their principal town was Norridgewock in Maine. The Penobscot lived along the Penobscot River in Maine; the Narragansetts and smaller tribes under their sovereignty lived in Rhode Island, west of Narragansett Bay, including Block Island. The Wampanoag occupied southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket; the Pocumtucks lived in Western Massachusetts, the Mohegan and Pequot tribes lived in the Connecticut region. The Connecticut River Valley linked numerous tribes culturally and politically; as early as 1600, French and English traders began exploring the New World, trading metal and cloth for local beaver pelts. On April 10, 1606, King James I of England issued a charter for the Virginia Company, which comprised the London Company and the Plymouth Company.
These two funded ventures were intended to claim land for England, to conduct trade, to return a profit. In 1620, the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower and established Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, beginning the history of permanent European settlement in New England. In 1616, English explorer John Smith named the region "New England"; the name was sanctioned on November 3, 1620 when the charter of the Virginia Company of Plymouth was replaced by a royal charter for the Plymouth Council for New England, a joint-stock company established to colonize and govern the region. The Pilgrims wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact before leaving the ship, it became their first governing document; the Massachusetts Bay Colony came to dominate the area and was established by royal charter in 1629 with its major town and port of Boston established in 1630. Massachusetts Puritans began to settle in Connecticut as early as 1633. Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts for heresy, led a group south, founded Providence Plantation in the area that became the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1636.
At this time, Vermont was yet unsettled, the territories of New Hampshire and Maine were claimed and governed by Massachusetts. Relationships between colonists and local Indian tribes alter
Rome City, Indiana
Rome City is a town in Orange Township, Noble County, in the U. S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,361 at the 2010 census. Rome City was laid out in 1839. A post office has been in operation at the town since 1868. Rome City is located at 41°29′27″N 85°21′51″W. According to the 2010 census, Rome City has a total area of 2.151 square miles, of which 1.16 square miles is land and 0.991 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,361 people, 563 households, 393 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,173.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 842 housing units at an average density of 725.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. There were 563 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, 30.2% were non-families.
25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87. The median age in the town was 44.4 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,615 people, 629 households, 489 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,354.0 people per square mile. There were 825 housing units at an average density of 691.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.33% White, 0.19% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population. There were 629 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.1% were non-families.
19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.90. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $41,118, the median income for a family was $46,591. Males had a median income of $33,239 versus $21,630 for females; the per capita income for the town was $19,612. About 7.7% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over. Rome City residents may obtain a free library card from the Kendallville Public Library in Kendallville. Ford Frick, commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1951 to 1965, went to high school in Rome City.
Gene Stratton Porter, nature photographer and silent movie-era producer, lived at her lakeside estate, the Cabin at Wildflower Woods, near Rome City from 1913 until 1919. Scenes from the 1927 movie based on her novel, The Harvester, were filmed at Wildflower Woods; the property has been designated as the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, operated by the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, open to the public. Rome, Indiana The Way College of Biblical Research – Indiana Campus Chamber of Commerce
Albion is a town in Albion and Jefferson townships, Noble County, in the U. S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,349 at the 2010 census; the city is the county seat of Noble County. Albion was laid out in 1846; the town was named after New York. A post office has been in operation at Albion since 1847; the Albion Courthouse Square Historic District, Noble County Courthouse, Noble County Sheriff's House and Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Albion is located at 41°23′42″N 85°25′19″W. According to the 2010 census, Albion has a total area of all land; as of the 2010 census, there were 2,349 people, 831 households, 530 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,229.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 951 housing units at an average density of 497.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.
There were 831 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 36.2% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04. The median age in the town was 35.3 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 51.1% male and 48.9% female. As of the 2000 census, there were 2,284 people, 846 households, 555 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,636.5 people per square mile. There were 912 housing units at an average density of 653.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.37% White, 0.92% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.88% from other races, 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.
There were 846 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.10. In the town, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $36,282, the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $31,473 versus $23,531 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,405. About 4.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
Children living in Albion go to either Central Noble High School, Central Noble Middle School, or Albion Elementary School. Albion has a branch of the Noble County Public Library. Earl Butz, former United States Secretary of Agriculture Kyle Macy, All-American Basketball player Donald H. Spangler, Naval officer, USS Spangler named for him. Town of Albion, Indiana website Noble County Historical Society - local history KPC News - local newspaper Albion New Era - local newspaper