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Albert Lea, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Albert Lea had a population of 17,815 as of July 1, 2016. Albert Lea ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Albert Lea is located at latitude 43.6543 and longitude -93.3642 in Freeborn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albert Lea (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.1 sq. miles and a water area of 1.83 sq. miles. Freeborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,247 feet.

The City of Albert Lea (GNIS ID: 2393902) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Albert Lea population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albert Lea: City of Albert Lea.

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Albert Lea, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,815
Population in Households 17,310
Population in Familes 13,132
Population in Group Qrtrs 505
Population Density1 1,360
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 7,723
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 4,623
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,375 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,348 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $97,023
Average Home Value $127,269


Median Household Income $39,861
Average Household Income $55,793
Per Capita Income $24,459
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.21%
Households -0.13% -0.15%
Families -0.11% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Albert Lea, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albert Lea to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 62 93rd
Population Density1 # 165 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 81 91st
Median Household Income # 796 12th
Per Capita Income # 684 25th

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