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Population (year 2000): 18,356. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,915 (-2.4% change)
Males: 8,703 (47.4%), Females: 9,653 (52.6%)

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Median resident age: 41.0 years
Median household income: $32,841 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Albert Lea:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.5%)
  • Hispanic (9.5%)
  • Other race (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Norwegian (34.7%), German (30.6%), Danish (8.4%), Irish (8.3%), English (6.4%), Swedish (3.7%).Lea, Minnesota forum

Land area: 10.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Albert Lea

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Albert Lea city

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

4.6% Foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-0.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MN Rochester, (66.7 miles pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (91.1 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (410.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Twin Lakes, MN (7.3 miles) , Manchester, MN (7.7 miles) , MN (8.2 miles Glenville, Grove, MN (8.2 miles Clarks MN (8.3 miles Hayward, Conger, MN (11.4 miles) , MN (12.9 miles Emmons, MN (13.3 miles Hartland,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 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
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 43.65 N, Longitude: 93.37 W

Area code: 507


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.9%), Educational,health and social services (23.1%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,637 (+14.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,547 (79.0%)


 

Crime in Albert Lea by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 10.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 1 1 1 1
    per 100,000 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
Robberies 2 4 3 3 4 1
    per 100,000 10.9 21.8 16.3 16.3 21.8 5.4
Assaults 17 26 24 15 32 15
    per 100,000 92.6 141.6 130.7 81.7 174.3 81.7
Burglaries 52 73 74 46 38 29
    per 100,000 283.3 397.7 403.1 250.6 207.0 158.0
Thefts 462 488 379 456 382 395
    per 100,000 2516.9 2658.5 2064.7 2484.2 2081.1 2151.9
Auto thefts 22 33 28 27 28 22
    per 100,000 119.9 179.8 152.5 147.1 152.5 119.9
154.1 183.4 167.1 152.1 153.5 126.9

Average climate in Albert Lea, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Albert Lea-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.0 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 5/10/1953, a category 4 tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Marion Ross - (born 1928), actress.


Hospital/medical center in Albert Lea:
  • NAEVE HOSPITAL (404 FOUNTAIN STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Albert Lea:
  • AUSTIN MEDICAL CENTER (about 27 miles; AUSTIN, MN)
  • WASECA AREA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; WASECA, MN)
  • OWATONNA HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; OWATONNA, MN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Albert Lea:
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 35 miles; MASON CITY, IA; ID: MCW)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 64 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 85 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Albert Lea:
  • ALBERT LEA MUNI (about 2 miles; ALBERT LEA, MN; ID: AEL)
  • NORTHWOOD MUNI (about 19 miles; NORTHWOOD, IA; ID: 5D2)
  • LAKE MILLS MUNI (about 20 miles; LAKE MILLS, IA; ID: 0Y6)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 29 $141,003 $58,346 0 $0
Police - Other 9 $25,817 $34,422 4 $1,913
Fire - Other 1 $2,639 $31,668 0 $0
Streets and Highways 19 $68,900 $43,515 2 $2,050
Health 2 $6,635 $39,810 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 0 $0   2 $2,389
Sewerage 13 $45,453 $41,956 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $52,589 $42,071 34 $16,432
Water Supply 10 $33,664 $40,396 0 $0
Local Libraries 8 $26,522 $39,783 7 $7,944
Other and Unallocable 2 $8,170 $49,020 2 $3,629
Firefighters 18 $75,827 $50,551 1 $44
Financial Administration 5 $20,085 $48,204 1 $1,649
Other Government Administration 5 $18,817 $45,160 7 $5,110
Judicial and Legal 1 $6,536 $78,432 0 $0
Totals for Government 137 $532,657 $46,656 60 $41,160
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Albert Lea:
  • NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; MASON CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,161)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 56 miles; MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 11,210)
  • SAINT OLAF COLLEGE (about 58 miles; NORTHFIELD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 60 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 2,186)
  • GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE (about 64 miles; ST PETER, MN; FT enrollment: 2,355)
  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 69 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; BLOOMINGTON, MN; FT enrollment: 4,636)
Public high schools in Albert Lea:
  • ALBERT LEA SR. (Students: 1,217; Location: 2000 TIGER LANE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ALBERT LEA ALC (Students: 83; Location: 211 W. RICHWAY DR.; Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Albert Lea:
  • SOUTHWEST JR. (Students: 573; Location: 1601 W. FRONT ST.; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • HALVERSON EL. (Students: 473; Location: 707 E. 10TH ST.; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LAKEVIEW EL. (Students: 446; Location: 902 ABBOTT ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SIBLEY EL. (Students: 429; Location: 1501 W. FRONT ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HAWTHORNE EL. (Students: 423; Location: 1000 E. HAWTHORNE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ALBERT LEA TS (Location: 211 W. RICHWAY DRIVE; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Albert Lea:
  • ST THEODORE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 323 E CLARK ST; Grades: KG - 7)
  • CHILDREN'S HOUSE (MONTESSORI) (Students: 17; Location: 1424 W MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Albert Lea:
  • ALBERT LEA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $656,507; Location: 211 E CLARK ST; 62,602 books; 6,212 audio materials; 2,797 video materials; 289 serial subscriptions)
 

Albert Lea compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Albert Lea:
  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, 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)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
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.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, 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.)
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)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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)

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