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.
|Population in Households||17,310|
|Population in Familes||13,132|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||505|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||1.91%|
|Per Capita Income||1.81%|
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.
|Total Population||# 62||93rd|
|Population Density1||# 165||82nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 81||91st|
|Median Household Income||# 796||12th|
|Per Capita Income||# 684||25th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.