Albert Lea, MN

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Population

30,619

0.429% decline

Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$51,174

4.81% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Number of Employees

15,278

0.0131% decline

Median Property Value

$105,100

1.41% decline

About

In 2017, Albert Lea, MN had a population of 30.6k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $51,174. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Albert Lea, MN declined from 30,751 to 30,619, a -0.429% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,827 to $51,174, a 4.81% increase.

The population of Albert Lea, MN is 86.3% White Alone, 9.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.77% Asian Alone. 7.88% of the people in Albert Lea, MN speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Albert Lea, MN is $105,100, and the homeownership rate is 76.8%. Most people in Albert Lea, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Albert Lea, MN is 2 cars per household.

Albert Lea, MN borders Mason City, IA, Austin, MN, and Owatonna, MN.

Economy

The economy of Albert Lea, MN employs 15.3k people. The largest industries in Albert Lea, MN are Manufacturing (3,080 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,588 people), and Retail Trade (1,872 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,833), Public Administration ($49,330), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,739).

Median household income in Albert Lea, MN is $51,174. Males in Albert Lea, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Albert Lea, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,174

2017 value

± $1,600

4.81%

1 Year Growth

± 4.42%

Households in Albert Lea, MN have a median annual income of $51,174, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,827 in 2016, which represents a 4.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Albert Lea, MN made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Albert Lea, MN workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albert Lea, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albert Lea, MN was Carver County, MN with a value of $101,271, followed by Scott County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $98,538 and $91,866.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albert Lea, MN (3.54k out of 30.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,038 ± 322

  2. Hispanic

    770 ± 198

  3. Black

    224 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albert Lea, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.3k

2017 Value

± 530

-0.0131%

1 Year decline

± 4.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albert Lea, MN declined at a rate of -0.0131%, from 15.3k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albert Lea, MN, are Production Occupations (1,798 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,796 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albert Lea, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Albert Lea, MN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,798 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,796 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albert Lea, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.19 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.03 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Albert Lea, MN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,875), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.3k

2017 Value

± 530

-0.0131%

1 Year decline

± 4.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Albert Lea, MN declined at a rate of -0.0131%, from 15.3k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albert Lea, MN, are Manufacturing (3,080 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,588 people), and Retail Trade (1,872 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albert Lea, MN, though some of these residents may live in Albert Lea, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Albert Lea, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,080 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,588 people), and Retail Trade (1,872 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albert Lea, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.95 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.99 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Albert Lea, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,833), Public Administration ($49,330), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,739).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains with $22.1B and Nonmetal min. prods. and $19.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.3% of the population of Albert Lea, MN has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Albert Lea, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Albert Lea, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.75%

Uninsured

43.3%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

1.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albert Lea, MN declined by 3.51% from 6.99% to 6.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Albert Lea, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Albert Lea, MN is home to a population of 30.6k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.87% of Albert Lea, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Albert Lea, MN is composed of 26.4k White Alone residents (86.3%), 2.91k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.5%), 542 Asian Alone residents (1.77%), 376 Black or African American Alone residents (1.23%), 289 Two or More Races residents (0.944%), 38 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.124%), 27 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0882%), and 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0457%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Albert Lea, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,622 speakers), African Languages (206 speakers), and Scandinavian Languages (117 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Albert Lea, MN was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Albert Lea, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Albert Lea, MN residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.87% of Albert Lea, MN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albert Lea, MN was 3.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Albert Lea, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Albert Lea, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Albert Lea, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Albert Lea, MN was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.4k ± 39

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.91k ± 252

  3. Asian Alone

    542 ± 54

In 2017, there were 9.09 times more White Alone residents (26.4k people) in Albert Lea, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.91k Hispanic or Latino and 542 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,622 speakers (5.57%)

  2. African Languages

    206 speakers (0.707%)

  3. Scandinavian Languages

    117 speakers (0.402%)

7.88% of Albert Lea, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Albert Lea, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.57% of the overall population of Albert Lea, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.707% speak African Languages and 0.402% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    931 ± 102

  2. Korea

    303 ± 68

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    244 ± 93

Albert Lea, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albert Lea, MN was $105,100 in 2017, which is 0.483 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,600 to $105,100, a 1.41% decrease. The homeownership rate in Albert Lea, MN is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Albert Lea, MN have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Albert Lea, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,174

Median Household Income

± $1,600

13k

Number of Households

± 518

In 2017, the median household income of the 13k households in Albert Lea, MN grew to $51,174 from the previous year's value of $48,827.

The following chart displays the households in Albert Lea, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$105,100

2017 Median

± $3,647

$106,600

2016 Median

± $3,869

In 2017, the median property value in Albert Lea, MN declined from to $105,100 from the previous year's value of $106,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Albert Lea, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albert Lea, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Albert Lea, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albert Lea, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.8% of the housing units in Albert Lea, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Albert Lea, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Albert Lea, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albert Lea, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albert Lea, MN have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Albert Lea, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Albert Lea, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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