Albert Lea, MN

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2019 Population
17,773
0.486% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
42.6
1.16% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
13.5%
16.2% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$47,508
6.73% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$97,100
0.614% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
8,309
1.87% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Albert Lea, MN had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $47,508. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Albert Lea, MN grew from 17,687 to 17,773, a 0.486% increase and its median household income grew from $44,513 to $47,508, a 6.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albert Lea, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.9%), White (Hispanic) (9.49%), Other (Hispanic) (3.69%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.36%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%). 0% of the households in Albert Lea, MN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

94.6% of the residents in Albert Lea, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Albert Lea, MN was $97,100, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%. Most people in Albert Lea, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Albert Lea, MN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Albert Lea, MN is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.51% of Albert Lea, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.34k people).

In 2019, there were 8.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Albert Lea, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.69k White (Hispanic) and 655 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albert Lea, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 160
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.69k ± 246
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    655 ± 255
14.4%
Hispanic Population
2.55k people

In 2019, there were 8.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Albert Lea, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.69k White (Hispanic) and 655 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.4% of the people in Albert Lea, MN are hispanic (2.55k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Albert Lea, MN as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.51%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.34k people
7.55%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.34k people

As of 2019, 7.51% of Albert Lea, MN residents (1.34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albert Lea, MN was 7.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Albert Lea, MN was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Albert Lea, MN are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Albert Lea, MN residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    61,794 ± 6,069 people
  2. Somalia
    35,166 ± 4,589 people
  3. India
    30,889 ± 4,303 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 61,794 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 35,166 and India with 30,889.

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Citizenship

94.6%
2019 Citizenship
94.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 94.6% of Albert Lea, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Albert Lea, MN was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    382 ± 72
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    228 ± 124
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    143 ± 71

Albert Lea, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Minnesota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Minnesota (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Minnesota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Albert Lea, MN is $47,508. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Albert Lea, MN was Census Tract 1807 with a value of $71,875, followed by Census Tract 1803 and Census Tract 1804, with respective values of $64,479 and $60,313.

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,881. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Albert Lea, MN employs 8.31k people. The largest industries in Albert Lea, MN are Manufacturing (1,998 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,613 people), and Retail Trade (1,014 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,344), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,375), and Public Administration ($55,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,508
2019 value
± $3,280
6.73%
1 Year Growth
± 10.1%

Households in Albert Lea, MN have a median annual income of $47,508, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,513 in 2018, which represents a 6.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,832
Average Male Salary in Minnesota
± $1,635
$56,881
Average Female Salary in Minnesota
± $1,288

In 2019, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Minnesota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Minnesota
  1. White
    $57,611 ± $1,007
  2. Asian
    $55,741 ± $4,579
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,682 ± $19,858

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Minnesota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albert Lea, MN is from Minnesota.
0.463
2019 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.466
2018 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2019, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.673% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1807
  2. Census Tract 1803
  3. Census Tract 1804

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albert Lea, MN was Census Tract 1807 with a value of $71,875, followed by Census Tract 1803 and Census Tract 1804, with respective values of $64,479 and $60,313.

The following map shows all of the places in Albert Lea, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albert Lea, MN (2.33k out of 17.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 75+.

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
    1,970 ± 271
  2. Hispanic
    459 ± 167
  3. Asian
    214 ± 106

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

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

8.31k
2019 Value
± 523
−1.87%
1 Year decline
± 9.26%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Albert Lea, MN declined at a rate of −1.87%, from 8.47k employees to 8.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albert Lea, MN, are Production Occupations (1,278 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (955 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (683 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 (1,278 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (955 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (683 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Albert Lea, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.72 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Albert Lea, MN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,690), Protective Service Occupations ($65,357), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,227).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.31k
2019 Value
± 523
−1.87%
1 Year decline
± 9.26%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Albert Lea, MN declined at a rate of −1.87%, from 8.47k employees to 8.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albert Lea, MN, are Manufacturing (1,998 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,613 people), and Retail Trade (1,014 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 (1,998 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,613 people), and Retail Trade (1,014 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Albert Lea, MN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.53 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Albert Lea, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,344), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,375), and Public Administration ($55,000).

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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. $26.1B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $19.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $26.1B, followed by Nonmetal min. prods. ($22.1B) and Mixed freight ($19.9B).

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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$336B
2018 Value in Minnesota
$633B
Projected 2045 Value in Minnesota
88.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound Minnesota trade was $336B. This is expected to increase 88.5% to $633B 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. $26.4B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $26.4B, followed by Iowa with $24.1B and Illinois and $17.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Freeborn County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (37.6%), followed by Other (7.49%). The most partisan county was Morrison County, MN with 73.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Freeborn County, MN
54.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Minnesota
  1. 73.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 70.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 69.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Minnesota was Morrison County, MN with 73.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Minnesota colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat after Al Franken's resignation.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Minnesota over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albert Lea, MN was $97,100 in 2019, which is 0.404 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $97,700 to $97,100, a 0.614% decrease. The homeownership rate in Albert Lea, MN is 69.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Albert Lea, MN have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albert Lea, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$97,100
2019 Median
± $3,542
$97,700
2018 Median
± $4,083

In 2019, the median property value in Albert Lea, MN declined from to $97,100 from the previous year's value of $97,700.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,508
Median Household Income
± $3,280
7.75k
Number of Households
± 498

In 2019, the median household income of the 7.75k households in Albert Lea, MN grew to $47,508 from the previous year's value of $44,513.

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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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

69.1%
2019 Homeownership
66.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 69.1% of the housing units in Albert Lea, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Albert Lea, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albert Lea, MN have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Albert Lea, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.43%)
  3. Walked (2.82%)

In 2019, 83.2% of workers in Albert Lea, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.43%) and those who walked to work (2.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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 false.

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Health

94.3% of the population of Albert Lea, MN has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Freeborn County, MN see 1791 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.278% decrease from the previous year (1796 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2329 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 865 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Chippewa County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.5%). Additionally, Marshall County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,791 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Freeborn County, MN

Primary care physicians in Freeborn County, MN see an average of 1,791 patients per year. This represents a 0.278% decrease from the previous year (1,796 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Freeborn County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Minnesota.
$8,871
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Minnesota
$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

5.73%
Uninsured
39.3%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albert Lea, MN declined by 12.5% from 6.55% to 5.73%.

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. 15.5% prevalence
  2. 13.9% prevalence
  3. 13.9% prevalence

Chippewa County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 15.5%.

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

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