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Albany, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Albany had a population of 2,763 as of July 1, 2017. Albany ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Albany is located at latitude 45.6259 and longitude -94.5629 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albany (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The City of Albany (GNIS ID: 2393898) 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 Albany population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albany: City of Albany.

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Albany, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,763
Daytime Population: Workers 1,664
Daytime Population: Residents 1,373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,037
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 2,686
Population in Familes 2,135
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density2 1,256
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $55,447
Average Household Income $67,260
Per Capita Income $27,476


Total Housing Units 1,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 766 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $155,324
Average Home Value $171,410


Total Households 1,105
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 705
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.02% 1.16%
Households 0.96% 1.13%
Families 0.96% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Albany, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albany to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 221 76th
Population Density # 194 79th
Diversity Index # 717 21st
Median Household Income # 434 52nd
Per Capita Income # 528 42nd

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