Albion is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,607 at the 2000 census. A neighboring, larger town which many Albionites may associate with is Edinboro, and the much larger but more distant city of Erie. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area. One of their main industries is Albion State Correctional Institute. The bordering borough of Cranesville, has a little over a third the population of Albion (600 at the 2000 census) The town was ravaged by a F4 tornado that was part of the 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak on May 31, 1985.