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Albert Lea, MN (Minnesota) Houses and Residents

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Albert Lea,MN index of house prices

Total population: 17,815 (All urban)

Houses: 8,687 (7,911 occupied: 5,361 owner occupied, 2,551 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

32%
State:

29%

Housing density: 806 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $150,111.

Median contract rent in 2016: $308 (lower quartile is $226, upper quartile is $404)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,023


Median gross rent in Albert Lea, MN in 2016: $366

Housing units in Albert Lea with a mortgage: 2,888 (46 second mortgage, 221 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,479

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $64,114

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $44,368

Median monthly housing costs: $629


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Albert Lea, Minnesota Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $105,292 (it was $69,500 in 2000)
Albert Lea:

$105,292
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,764 - $158,747
Median year house/condo built: 1958

Median year apartment built: 1959

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,000
  • In family households: 13,449 (2,399 male householders, 2,163 female householders)
    3,215 spouses, 4,479 children (4,137 natural, 60 adopted, 288 stepchildren), 98 grandchildren, 124 brothers or sisters, 173 parents, 255 other relatives, 530 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,982 (1,413 male householders (1,118 living alone)), 1,959 female householders (1,692 living alone)), 604 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 585

Size of family households: 2,686 2-persons, 634 3-persons, 725 4-persons, 321 5-persons, 111 6-persons, 95 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,811 1-person, 541 2-persons, 20 3-persons.

1,841 married couples with children.
1,598 single-parent households (469 men, 1,129 women).

89.1% of residents of Albert Lea speak English at home.
8.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 5% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,031 (5.7%)
(32.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.5
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Albert Lea, Minnesota:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 2161 bedroom
  • 1,3092 bedrooms
  • 2,5343 bedrooms
  • 1,0194 bedrooms
  • 2625+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Albert Lea population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albert Lea, Minnesota:

  • 129no bedroom
  • 9631 bedroom
  • 8542 bedrooms
  • 4543 bedrooms
  • 1154 bedrooms
  • 385+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Albert Lea population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Albert Lea in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 160no vehicle
  • 1,7171 vehicle
  • 2,3552 vehicles
  • 7083 vehicles
  • 3254 vehicles
  • 845+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Albert Lea population

Cars and other vehicles available in Albert Lea in renter-occupied apartments

  • 508no vehicle
  • 1,3521 vehicle
  • 6182 vehicles
  • 713 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Albert Lea population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Albert Lea, Minnesota:

  • 01 room
  • 382 rooms
  • 723 rooms
  • 5634 rooms
  • 1,0345 rooms
  • 9876 rooms
  • 1,1107 rooms
  • 6478 rooms
  • 9009+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Albert Lea population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Albert Lea, Minnesota:

  • 1021 room
  • 2612 rooms
  • 6773 rooms
  • 7464 rooms
  • 3165 rooms
  • 2166 rooms
  • 577 rooms
  • 858 rooms
  • 929+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Albert Lea population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Albert Lea, MN household income distribution

  • Albert Lea, MN household income distribution
  • 467Less than $10,000
  • 480$10,000 to $14,999
  • 498$15,000 to $19,999
  • 481$20,000 to $24,999
  • 530$25,000 to $29,999
  • 576$30,000 to $34,999
  • 561$35,000 to $39,999
  • 412$40,000 to $44,999
  • 469$45,000 to $49,999
  • 687$50,000 to $59,999
  • 810$60,000 to $74,999
  • 854$75,000 to $99,999
  • 361$100,000 to $124,999
  • 274$125,000 to $149,999
  • 180$150,000 to $199,999
  • 108$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Albert Lea, MN

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Albert Lea, MN
  • 47Less than $10,000
  • 76$10,000 to $14,999
  • 21$15,000 to $19,999
  • 81$20,000 to $24,999
  • 60$25,000 to $29,999
  • 72$30,000 to $34,999
  • 162$35,000 to $39,999
  • 225$40,000 to $49,999
  • 259$50,000 to $59,999
  • 326$60,000 to $69,999
  • 405$70,000 to $79,999
  • 358$80,000 to $89,999
  • 381$90,000 to $99,999
  • 511$100,000 to $124,999
  • 462$125,000 to $149,999
  • 424$150,000 to $174,999
  • 175$175,000 to $199,999
  • 236$200,000 to $249,999
  • 223$250,000 to $299,999
  • 126$300,000 to $399,999
  • 64$400,000 to $499,999
  • 44$500,000 to $749,999
  • 18$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 7$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Albert Lea, MN

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Albert Lea, MN
  • 16Less than $100
  • 31$100 to $149
  • 73$150 to $199
  • 63$200 to $249
  • 126$250 to $299
  • 168$300 to $349
  • 207$350 to $399
  • 244$400 to $449
  • 155$450 to $499
  • 196$500 to $549
  • 156$550 to $599
  • 211$600 to $649
  • 174$650 to $699
  • 99$700 to $749
  • 49$750 to $799
  • 54$800 to $899
  • 41$900 to $999
  • 9$1,000 to $1,249
  • 77$1,500 to $1,999
  • 72$2,000 to $2,499
  • 48$3,500 or more
  • 63No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 772010 or later
  • 3622000 to 2009
  • 2481990 to 1999
  • 2031980 to 1989
  • 991970 to 1979
  • 123Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Albert Lea population
Albert Lea commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 476
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,536
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,044
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 984
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 398
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 285
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 501
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 119
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 135
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 292
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 251
  • 90 or more minutes: 206
Albert Lea, MN Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 79.7%
Number of people working at home: 134 (1.6% of all workers)

Albert Lea mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 8,779 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,118 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 116 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1 (0%)
  • Taxi: 138 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 108 (1%)
  • Walked: 253 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 134 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 Norwegian: 1,990
 German: 1,713
 American: 625
 Irish: 257
 English: 249
 Danish: 238
 Sudanese: 207
 Czech: 100
 Dutch: 98
 African: 56
 Scandinavian: 53
 Swedish: 53
 Polish: 37
 Scotch-Irish: 28
 Russian: 27
 European: 24
 French (except Basque): 17
 Finnish: 16
 French Canadian: 14
 Luxemburger: 11
 Australian: 10
 Italian: 8
 Swiss: 8
 British: 7
 Slavic: 7
 Scottish: 6
 Kenyan: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 49%Mexico
  • 6%Other Eastern Africa
  • 6%Guatemala
  • 4%Sudan
  • 4%Panama
  • 4%Burma
  • 4%Germany

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13,009
  • Other state: 3,854
  • Northeast: 153
  • Midwest: 2,603
  • South: 523
  • West: 565

84% of Albert Lea residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Minnesota.

Albert Lea:

83.6%
State average:

85.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 39
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 51
  • 5th and 6th grade: 81
  • 7th and 8th grade: 196
  • 9th grade: 119
  • 10th grade: 108
  • 11th grade: 190
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 117
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,127
  • Less than 1 year of college: 459
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,052
  • Associate degree: 636
  • Bachelor's degree: 636
  • Master's degree: 183
  • Professional school degree: 94
  • Doctorate degree: 35

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 93
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 125
  • 7th and 8th grade: 191
  • 9th grade: 45
  • 10th grade: 78
  • 11th grade: 127
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 170
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,277
  • Less than 1 year of college: 530
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 945
  • Associate degree: 914
  • Bachelor's degree: 914
  • Master's degree: 258
  • Professional school degree: 69
  • Doctorate degree: 17

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 56.8%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 15.5%Females
Albert Lea marital status for males
Albert Lea marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,826
  • One, attached: 464
  • Two: 387
  • 3 or 4: 150
  • 5 to 9: 256
  • 10 to 19: 319
  • 20 to 49: 439
  • 50 or more: 637
  • Mobile homes: 194

Median worth of mobile homes: $14,725

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.9%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Albert Lea:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Albert Lea
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (88.1%)
  • Electricity (8.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (58.1%)
  • Electricity (34.5%)
  • Other fuel (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (2.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 48
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

0.1%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 64
Here:

10.1%
Minnesota:

22.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)