Albert Lea, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 17,871 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 8,630  (48.3%)
Females: 9,241  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56007.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,141 (it was $32,841 in 2000)
Albert Lea:

$36,141
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,639 (it was $17,979 in 2000)

Albert Lea city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,563 (it was $69,500 in 2000)
Albert Lea:

$84,563
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $119,021; Detached houses: $119,091; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,867; In 2-unit structures: $120,621; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,270; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,327; Mobile homes: $35,387

Median gross rent in 2012: $541.

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Albert Lea races chart
  • White alone - 15,109 (83.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2,325 (12.8%)
  • Black alone - 234 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 223 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 200 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 72 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 15 (0.08%)

Races in Albert Lea detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Albert Lea: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.2%), Norwegian (24.2%), Irish (7.1%), Danish (4.4%), United States (3.4%), English (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1878

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,658 people per square mile   (low).

Albert Lea,MN real estate house value index trend

Albert Lea, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Albert Lea:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Albert Lea city:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

606 residents are foreign born (0.4% Asia).

This city:  3.3%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Albert Lea, Minnesota as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Albert Lea to the number of sex offenders is 2,557 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,142 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,115 (1.2%)

Albert Lea satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (51.6 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (91.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (314.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hayward, MN (2.5 miles ), Manchester, MN (2.6 miles) , Twin Lakes, MN (2.6 miles) , Glenville, MN (2.7 miles ), Clarks Grove, MN (2.8 miles ), Conger, MN (2.9 miles) , Alden, MN (3.2 miles ), Hollandale, MN (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $187,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.65 N, Longitude: 93.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,665 (+14.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,395 (75.5%)

Area code: 507

Albert Lea household income distribution Albert Lea home values distribution

Crime rates in Albert Lea by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0200010001000
per 100,000 0.010.80.00.00.05.60.00.00.05.80.00.00.0
Rapes 011113N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 0.05.45.35.55.516.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 4334112174511
per 100,000 22.016.216.022.05.55.611.15.740.123.128.95.55.5
Assaults 26241532151625192224252425
per 100,000 143.3129.480.1176.383.289.2138.6107.6126.1138.9144.5132.2138.3
Burglaries 73744638293746384133665055
per 100,000 402.4398.9245.6209.3160.8206.4255.1215.1235.0191.0381.4275.4304.2
Thefts 488379456382395394402335313335321389425
per 100,000 2689.92042.82434.62104.12190.42197.42229.01896.61794.01938.81855.12142.72350.4
Auto thefts 33282728221825271318231514
per 100,000 181.9150.9144.2154.2122.0100.4138.6152.974.5104.2132.982.677.4
Arson 5200311010126
per 100,000 27.610.80.00.016.65.65.50.05.70.05.811.033.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 188.6181.2153.7160.0133.5157.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Albert Lea detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Minnesota average:

1.66
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-0.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Albert Lea: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Albert Lea, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Albert Lea-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Albert Lea city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 12.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Albert Lea-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 191.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from Albert Lea center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 303.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 459.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.2 miles away from Albert Lea center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 273.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Freeborn County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Albert Lea topographic map

Birthplace of: Eddie Cochran - Rock guitarist, Ben Woodside - Basketball player, Marion Ross - (born 1928), actress, Mike Parry (politician) - Politician, Milton Reynolds - Aviator, Tim Penny - Politician, Arthur G. Sorlie - Politician, David Nordahl - Artist, Audra Lynn - Actor, Mike Dimmel - Puerto Rican baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Albert Lea:

  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - ALBERT LEA (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 404 WEST FOUNTAIN STREET)
  • REM WOODVALE INC PLAINVIEW (1204 PLAINVIEW LANE)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - ALBERT LEA (1705 SE BROADWAY)
  • ALBERT LEA M C HOME HEALTH (1705 SOUTHEAST BROADWAY)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALBERT LEA (75507 240TH STREET)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN HOME (901 LUTHER PLACE)
  • THORNE CREST RETIREMENT CENTER (1201 GARFIELD AVENUE)
  • THORNE CREST SOUTH (617 TENTH ST)

Airports and heliports located in Albert Lea:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Albert Lea:

  • Riverland Community College (about 19 miles; Austin, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,321)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 37 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 47 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 50 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 56 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • St Olaf College (about 57 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)

Public high schools in Albert Lea:

Public elementary/middle schools in Albert Lea:

Private elementary/middle school in Albert Lea:

  • ST THEODORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 93; Location: 323 E CLARK ST; Grades: KG - 6)
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Library in Albert Lea:

  • ALBERT LEA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $866,700; Location: 211 E CLARK ST; 60,358 books; 15,187 e-books; 7,737 audio materials; 4,808 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 265 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Albert Lea: Albert Lea Country Club (A), Green Lea Golf Course (B), Freeborn County Fairgrounds (C), Albert Lea (D), Albert Lea Township Fire Department (E), Freeborn County Sheriffs Office (F), Freeborn County Courthouse (G), Albert Lea Police Department (H), Freeborn County Historical Society Museum (I), Albert Lea Fire Department (J), Albert City Hall (K), Albert Lea Public Library (L), Story Lady Doll and Toy Museum (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Skyline Mall (1), Northbridge Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Albert Lea include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Grace Christian Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Trinity Lutheran Church (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Salem Lutheran Church (G), Living Word Christian Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Freeborn County Poor Farm Cemetery (1), Saint Theodores Cemetery (2), Lakewood Cemetery (3), Graceland Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Fountain Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Bancroft Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Albert Lea include: Dress Island Park (1), Hayek Field Park (2), Shoff Park (3), Southwest Park (4), Lakeview Park (5), South Edgewater Park (6), North Edgewater Park (7), Edina Memorial Park (8), Academy Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Freeborn County Historical Society (Museums; 1031 Bridge Avenue) (1), Gametec Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2214 Myers Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Courtly Manor Inc (137 South Broadway Avenue) (1), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Albert Lea (2214 East Main Street) (2), Ramada Inn Albert Lea (2306 East Main Street) (3), Super 8 Albert Lea MN (2019 East Main Street) (4), Comfort Inn Albert Lea (810 Happy Trails Lane) (5), Fountain View Inn (310 North Washington Avenue) (6), Progress Management CO (111 East Clark Street) (7), Bel Aire Motor Inn (700 Highway 69 South) (8), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (821 E Plaza St) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Albert Lea Trades & Labor Senior Court (915 Maplehill) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Freeborn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Albert Lea and their reported violations in the past:

ELMWOOD TERRACE (Population served: 112, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-28-2007), St BCA signed (APR-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-28-2007), St BCA signed (APR-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-28-2007), St BCA signed (APR-01-2007)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Albert Lea that have no violations reported:

  • ALBERT LEA (Address: 221 East Clark Street , Population served: 18,016, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.6%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.8% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% for American Indian residents, 32.0% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Albert Lea in 2010:

  • 344 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 96 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Albert Lea in 2000:

  • 377 people in nursing homes
  • 99 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Albert Lea, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Albert Lea compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with most branches in Albert Lea (2011 data):

  • Wells Federal Bank, FSB: Albert Lea - Nelson's Branch at 1619 West Main, branch established on 2004/02/23; Skyline Shopping Center Branch at 2630 Bridge Ave, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $239.5 mil, Deposits: $213.1 mil, headquarters in Wells, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Home Federal Savings Bank: 7 Albert Lea Branch at 143 West Clark Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $790.1 mil, Deposits: $657.4 mil, headquarters in Rochester, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices
  • Produce State Bank: Albert Lea Branch at 220 East William Street, branch established on 1981/10/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $38.7 mil, Deposits: $34.1 mil, headquarters in Hollandale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Albert Lea Branch at 122 East Main Street, branch established on 1867/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • State Bank of Clarks Grove: State Bank Of Clarks Grove at 2401 Bridge Avenue, branch established on 1903/08/21. Info updated 2010/07/29: Bank assets: $19.6 mil, Deposits: $17.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Security Bank Minnesota: at 427 Bridge Avenue, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.8 mil, Deposits: $74.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Lake Bank Shares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Farmers State Bank of Hartland: Albert Lea Branch at 1452 W. Main St., branch established on 2004/11/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $91.9 mil, Deposits: $81.0 mil, headquarters in Hartland, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Hartland Bancshares, Inc.
  • American Bank of St. Paul: Albert Lea Branch at 217 South Newton Avenue, branch established on 1910/02/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $413.3 mil, Deposits: $387.8 mil, headquarters in Saint Paul, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Albert Lea Branch at 331 South Broadway, branch established on 1930/05/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Albert Lea, Minnesota:

  • Albert Lea Super 8 Motel, 2019 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 , Phone: (507) 377-0591, Fax: (507) 377-0591
  • Americinn Motel Of Albert Lea, 811 East PLZ St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 , Phone: (507) 373-4324, Fax: (507) 373-4048
  • Best Western Plus, 821 E Plz St, Albert Lea, MN 56607 , Phone: (507) 373-4000
  • Country Inn & Suites, 2214 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 , Phone: (507) 373-5513, Fax: (507) 373-5513
  • Days Inn Albert Lea, 2301 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 , Phone: (507) 373-8291, Fax: (507) 373-4043
  • Comfort Inn, 810 Happy Trl Ln, Albert Lea, MN 56007 , Phone: (507) 377-1100, Fax: (507) 377-6134
  • Holiday Inn Express Albert Lea, 821 Plaza St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 , Phone: (507) 373-4000, Fax: (507) 373-4000
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites, 77820 Main Street E, Albert Lea, MN 56007 , Phone: (507) 473-2300, Fax: (507) 473-2310
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 , Phone: (507) 373-6471, Fax: (507) 373-7517
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Albert Lea, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Albert Lea travel time to work - commute Albert Lea mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Albert Lea city (based on Freeborn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.96%
Here: 77.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran Church
Adherents60.4%14.6%5.0%4.6%3.9%
Congregations45.3%5.7%7.5%5.7%3.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodReformed Church in AmericaSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents2.7%1.0%1.0%1.0%5.8%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%24.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Freeborn County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Freeborn County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Freeborn County:

28.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,663$46,9891$2,640
Other Government Administration 6$37,167$74,3347$4,854
Judicial and Legal 1$7,929$95,1480$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$157,431$67,4700$0
Police - Other 10$42,612$51,1342$3,853
Firefighters 14$75,169$64,43118$10,742
Streets and Highways 14$64,310$55,1231$1,190
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$3,556
Sewerage 13$54,864$50,6440$0
Parks and Recreation 14$64,628$55,39519$10,570
Water Supply 9$37,832$50,4430$0
Local Libraries 8$32,339$48,50910$4,778
Other and Unallocable 4$18,238$54,7140$0
Totals for Government 125$608,182$58,38560$42,183

Albert Lea government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,576,000 ($144.14)
    Water Utilities: $530,000 ($29.66)
    Sewerage: $514,000 ($28.76)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($4.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($0.56)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($0.34)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,680,000 ($149.96)
    Sewerage: $2,624,000 ($146.83)
    Regular Highways: $1,831,000 ($102.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,774,000 ($99.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,306,000 ($73.08)
    General - Other: $1,243,000 ($69.55)
    Water Utilities: $1,130,000 ($63.23)
    Financial Administration: $927,000 ($51.87)
    Libraries: $556,000 ($31.11)
    Central Staff Services: $228,000 ($12.76)
    General Public Buildings: $225,000 ($12.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $218,000 ($12.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $149,000 ($8.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($8.34)
    Air Transportation: $134,000 ($7.50)
    Parking Facilities: $29,000 ($1.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $370,000 ($20.70)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $114,000 ($6.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $393,000 ($21.99)
    Police Protection: $210,000 ($11.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000 ($8.95)
    Libraries: $114,000 ($6.38)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($2.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($2.41)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($1.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.06)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,274,000 ($407.03)

Albert Lea government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,440,000 ($192.49)
    All Other: $1,029,000 ($57.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $409,000 ($22.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($5.32)
    Parking Facilities: $43,000 ($2.41)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($1.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $338,000 ($18.91)
    Highways: $5,000 ($0.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $941,000 ($52.66)
    Interest Earnings: $686,000 ($38.39)
    Rents: $668,000 ($37.38)
    General Revenue, NEC: $532,000 ($29.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $109,000 ($6.10)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,341,000 ($75.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,835,000 ($326.51)
    All Other: $1,532,000 ($85.73)
    Highways: $1,295,000 ($72.46)
  • Tax - Property: $2,790,000 ($156.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,732,000 ($96.92)
    Other License: $245,000 ($13.71)
    Other Selective Sales: $155,000 ($8.67)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $44,000 ($2.46)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $3,000 ($0.17)
    Amusements License: $2,000 ($0.11)

Albert Lea government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,922,000 ($611.16)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,147,000 ($455.88)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,430,000 ($303.84)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,205,000 ($291.25)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,815,000 ($213.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,040,000 ($58.19)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $225,000 ($12.59)

Albert Lea government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,581,000 ($2102.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,578,000 ($368.08)

4.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mower County, MN  0.49% ($37,524 average AGI)
from Steele County, MN  0.35% ($38,591)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.27% ($38,706)


5.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mower County, MN  0.58% ($25,676 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($25,818)
to Olmsted County, MN  0.27% ($26,265)

Strongest AM radio stations in Albert Lea:

  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Albert Lea:

  • K280EB (103.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • K220AR (91.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K252DM (98.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: AUSTIN CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSK (91.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Albert Lea:

  • K54HA (Channel 54; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Albert Lea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 230 meters (755ft)
Total costs: $1,029,000
Total average daily traffic: 188,522
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,920

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 11
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Albert Lea, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Albert Lea)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Albert Lea, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Albert Lea)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 45 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Albert Lea)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 49
  • Hazardous Condition: 73
  • Service Call: 39
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Albert Lea

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Albert Lea, MN
Most common first names in Albert Lea, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15177.6 years
Robert12271.7 years
Helen10280.2 years
William8977.9 years
Mary8382.6 years
George8279.7 years
Arthur7979.0 years
Ruth7883.9 years
Donald7671.3 years
Anna6986.6 years
Most common last names in Albert Lea, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson20378.8 years
Nelson17981.2 years
Olson14178.8 years
Anderson13280.3 years
Hanson13179.1 years
Jensen13081.1 years
Peterson11380.4 years
Larson9779.7 years
Thompson7678.4 years
Sorenson5182.2 years
Businesses in Albert Lea, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's3
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Nissan1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1SAS Shoes1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Dairy Queen2Slumberland1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS5
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot1Volkswagen1
Honda1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Knights Inn1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy2
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