The area around what is now Albin was first homesteaded by Swedish immigrants back in the 1880's.
As a town, Albin didn't come into existence until after the Union Pacific built through and left a railroad siding here. The town was named for John Albin Anderson, a man who owned a post office located just to the east of the railroad right-of-way. When that fateful railroad siding was built, Anderson moved his general store/post office/residence right next to the siding.
For many years, the UP trains would stop at least twice a day at Albin to pick up eggs and cream from the local farmers for same-day delivery in Cheyenne.
High School or Higher: 81.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.8%
2011 Cost of Living Index for Albin: 78.1
Median Resident Age: 45.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $37,450
Estimated Median Home Value: $95,400
Population Density: 829 People per Square Mile
Agriculture, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Real Estate Services, Farm Supplies, Retail Services, Rail Transportation, Health Care
Unemployed (March 2011): 7.3%
Population Demographics: 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||115|
|65 & over||8|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||62|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||119|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0|
|Two or more||1|