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People

Total Population 17,843
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 23.6%
Employed Population 16+ 8,336
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,497
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,338
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,305

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,272
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $597
Median House Value $92,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 8.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Albert Lea Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Freeborn
Standard Zip Codes 56007
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.648
Longitude -93.368

Albert Lea Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALBERT LEA 3 SE
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Station WASECA EXP STATION
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Albert Lea, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oakland (56007)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alden 643 $56,563
Clarks Grove 606 $55,625
Conger 176 $66,250
Glenville 586 $56,250
Hayward 269 $54,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Albert Lea Public Libraries

Library
Albert Lea Public Library
211 E CLARK ST
Albert Lea, Minnesota
(507) 377-4350

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Albert Lea Hospitals

ALBERT LEA MEDICAL CENTER MAYO HEALTH SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
404 FOUNTAIN STREET
(507) 373-2384
Emergency Service: Yes

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Albert Lea High Schools

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ALBERT LEA SR.
2000 TIGER LANE
507-379-5340
Serves 1,217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

ALBERT LEA ALC
211 W. RICHWAY DR.
507-379-4850
A Non-traditional School
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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