Albert Lea, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 17,703 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 8,585  (48.5%)
Females: 9,118  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56007.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,673 (it was $32,841 in 2000)
Albert Lea:

$47,673
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,022 (it was $17,979 in 2000)

Albert Lea city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $131,820 (it was $69,500 in 2000)
Albert Lea:

$131,820
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $163,692; detached houses: $165,389; townhouses or other attached units: $244,367; in 2-unit structures: $90,657; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,558; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,281; mobile homes: $34,013

Median gross rent in 2017: $667.

March 2019 cost of living index in Albert Lea: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.5%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.0% for Black residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for American Indian residents, 16.3% for other race residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Albert Lea, MN (2017)
    • 14,61680.4%White alone
    • 2,43713.4%Hispanic
    • 4332.4%Black alone
    • 3221.8%Asian alone
    • 2411.3%Two or more races
    • 290.2%American Indian alone
    • 270.1%Other race alone
    • 70.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Albert Lea, Minnesota as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Albert Lea is 2,250 to 1.


Crime rates in Albert Lea by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(16.7)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(22.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
3
(17.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(5.6)
2
(11.1)
1
(5.7)
7
(40.1)
4
(23.1)
5
(28.9)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
5
(28.0)
4
(22.5)
4
(22.7)
2
(11.4)
3
(17.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(89.2)
25
(138.6)
19
(107.6)
22
(126.1)
24
(138.9)
25
(144.5)
24
(132.2)
25
(138.3)
32
(179.1)
24
(134.6)
17
(95.7)
15
(85.2)
12
(68.2)
20
(113.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
37
(206.4)
46
(255.1)
38
(215.1)
41
(235.0)
33
(191.0)
66
(381.4)
50
(275.4)
55
(304.2)
52
(291.0)
36
(201.9)
35
(197.0)
27
(153.4)
72
(408.9)
145
(821.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
394
(2,197)
402
(2,229)
335
(1,897)
313
(1,794)
335
(1,939)
321
(1,855)
389
(2,143)
425
(2,350)
381
(2,132)
342
(1,918)
327
(1,841)
290
(1,647)
324
(1,840)
296
(1,677)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(100.4)
25
(138.6)
27
(152.9)
13
(74.5)
18
(104.2)
23
(132.9)
15
(82.6)
14
(77.4)
14
(78.4)
20
(112.2)
18
(101.3)
14
(79.5)
20
(113.6)
25
(141.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
2
(11.0)
6
(33.2)
2
(11.2)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)154.4162.5140.0145.2159.4163.0152.9164.1161.2135.1139.4106.9132.9177.2

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City-data.com crime index in Albert Lea, MN

Crime rate in Albert Lea detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: Norwegian (25.0%), German (20.8%), American (8.0%), Irish (3.1%), Danish (3.0%), English (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1878

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,642 people per square mile   (low).

Albert Lea, Minnesota map

1,108 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 0.7% Africa).

This city:

6.1%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,267 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,273 (1.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.65 N, Longitude: 93.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,306 (+12.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,337 (74.0%)

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Albert Lea, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Albert Lea, MN in 2017
Albert Lea satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $317,000
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $230,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Albert Lea, MN residents
Average permit cost in Albert Lea, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Albert Lea, MN
Historical housing units in Albert Lea, MN
Most common industries in Albert Lea, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Food (11.2%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (13.3%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Food (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Albert Lea, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

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 the city 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 Albert Lea 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 Albert Lea 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Albert Lea topographic map

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)
  • 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)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - ALBERT LEA (1705 SE BROADWAY)
  • ALBERT LEA M C HOME HEALTH (1705 SOUTHEAST BROADWAY)

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:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Albert Lea:

Marital status in Albert Lea, MN
  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Albert Lea:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Albert Lea
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,60935
Catholic5,3883
Evangelical Protestant4,21722
Other1682
None4,873-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Freeborn County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
State:

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

11.7%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Albert Lea:

48.7%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.3%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Albert Lea:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Albert Lea:

21.9%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Albert Lea:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Albert Lea:

34.1%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Albert Lea:

53.5%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.6%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Albert Lea, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$120,112$53,3830$0
Firefighters 16$84,907$63,68015$6,210
Streets and Highways 15$69,613$55,6900$0
Sewerage 13$61,252$56,5400$0
Parks and Recreation 12$122,317$122,31718$10,959
Local Libraries 9$34,271$45,69511$10,106
Water Supply 9$41,099$54,7990$0
Other Government Administration 6$41,097$82,1947$5,111
Fire - Other 4$14,561$43,6833$3,089
Financial Administration 4$12,161$36,4830$0
Judicial and Legal 2$12,838$77,0280$0
Other and Unallocable 2$8,293$49,7582$5,292
Police - Other 2$8,744$52,4641$2,903
Natural Resources 1$5,197$62,3640$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$1,366
Totals for Government 122$636,462$62,60360$45,036

Albert Lea government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,738,000 ($324.13)
    Health - Other: $11,000 ($0.62)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($0.40)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $5,000,000 ($282.44)
    Police Protection: $4,183,000 ($236.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,562,000 ($144.72)
    Regular Highways: $2,558,000 ($144.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,850,000 ($104.50)
    Water Utilities: $1,845,000 ($104.22)
    Financial Administration: $1,384,000 ($78.18)
    Libraries: $861,000 ($48.64)
    General - Other: $498,000 ($28.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $429,000 ($24.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $304,000 ($17.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000 ($12.71)
    Central Staff Services: $221,000 ($12.48)
    General Public Buildings: $217,000 ($12.26)
    Air Transportation: $112,000 ($6.33)
    Parking Facilities: $49,000 ($2.77)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($0.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $236,000 ($13.33)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $170,000 ($9.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $569,000 ($32.14)
    Sewerage: $189,000 ($10.68)
    Police Protection: $140,000 ($7.91)
    Regular Highways: $96,000 ($5.42)
    Libraries: $52,000 ($2.94)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($2.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($0.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,660,000 ($432.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($2.82)

Albert Lea government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,051,000 ($285.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $514,000 ($29.03)
    Other: $250,000 ($14.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000 ($13.16)
    Parking Facilities: $65,000 ($3.67)
    Air Transportation: $32,000 ($1.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,001,000 ($56.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $643,000 ($36.32)
    Highways: $6,000 ($0.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,459,000 ($82.42)
    Special Assessments: $1,149,000 ($64.90)
    Rents: $1,112,000 ($62.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $125,000 ($7.06)
    Sale of Property: $53,000 ($2.99)
    General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($1.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,931,000 ($165.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,807,000 ($441.00)
    General Local Government Support: $6,156,000 ($347.74)
    Other: $347,000 ($19.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $178,000 ($10.05)
  • Tax - Property: $6,035,000 ($340.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,894,000 ($106.99)
    Other License: $260,000 ($14.69)
    Other Selective Sales: $223,000 ($12.60)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000 ($2.77)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000 ($0.51)
    Amusements License: $2,000 ($0.11)

Albert Lea government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,045,000 ($510.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,765,000 ($438.63)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,270,000 ($128.23)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,655,000 ($93.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,280,000 ($72.30)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $615,000 ($34.74)

Albert Lea government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,934,000 ($1747.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,225,000 ($351.64)

4.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mower County, MN  0.62% ($43,725 average AGI)
from Steele County, MN  0.34% ($48,773)
from Faribault County, MN  0.27% ($42,314)


5.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mower County, MN  0.60% ($38,156 average AGI)
to Steele County, MN  0.36% ($44,298)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($47,816)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Albert Lea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 71Number of bridges
  • 948ft / 289mTotal length
  • $1,361,000,000Total costs
  • 464,821Total average daily traffic
  • 70,281Total average daily truck traffic
  • 263,092Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Albert Lea, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41950-1959
  • 301960-1969
  • 271970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Albert Lea, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Albert Lea)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 129 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Albert Lea, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (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: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Albert Lea)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Albert Lea)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 55. The highest number of fires - 84 took place in 2012, and the least - 31 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Albert Lea, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.6%), and Outside Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Albert Lea, MN
    • 44747.6%Structure Fires
    • 26027.7%Outside Fires
    • 20321.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 303.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Albert Lea, MN

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

  • Best Western Plus, 821 E Plz St, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56607 , Phone: (507) 373-4000
  • Country Inn & Suites, 2214 E Main St, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 , Phone: (507) 373-5513, Fax: (507) 373-5513
  • Ramada, 2301 E Main St, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 , Phone: (507) 473-2112, Fax: (507) 473-2115
  • Comfort Inn, 810 Happy Trl Ln, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 , Phone: (507) 377-1100, Fax: (507) 377-6134
  • Holiday Inn Express Albert Lea, 821 Plaza St, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 , Phone: (507) 373-4000, Fax: (507) 373-4000
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites, 77820 Main Street E, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 , Phone: (507) 473-2300, Fax: (507) 473-2310
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 , Phone: (507) 373-6471, Fax: (507) 373-7517
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Albert Lea, Minnesota
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Albert Lea, MN
  • 87.1%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Albert Lea, MN
  • 60.4%Utility gas
  • 32.5%Electricity
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Albert Lea compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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