Albert Lea, MN

Census Place

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2022 Population
18,434
0.00543% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
1.38% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
18.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,347
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$134,500
18.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Albert Lea, MN had a population of 18.4k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $56,347. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Albert Lea, MN grew from 18,433 to 18,434, a 0.00543% increase and its median household income grew from $51,047 to $56,347, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albert Lea, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.18%), Other (Hispanic) (4.64%), White (Hispanic) (3.97%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.48%).

None of the households in Albert Lea, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Albert Lea, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Albert Lea, MN was $134,500, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Albert Lea, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Albert Lea, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Albert Lea, MN is home to a population of 18.4k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.2% of Albert Lea, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.14k people).

In 2022, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.3k people) in Albert Lea, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Two+ (Hispanic) and 856 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
94.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Albert Lea, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Albert Lea, MN was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albert Lea, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.3k ± 261
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 351
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    856 ± 295
15.3%
Hispanic Population
2.82k people

In 2022, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.3k people) in Albert Lea, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Two+ (Hispanic) and 856 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.3% of the people in Albert Lea, MN are hispanic (2.82k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.14k people
7.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people

As of 2022, 6.2% of Albert Lea, MN residents (1.14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albert Lea, MN was 7.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    388 ± 114
  2. Korea
    148 ± 97
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    122 ± 78

Albert Lea, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Albert Lea, MN employs 8.14k people. The largest industries in Albert Lea, MN are Manufacturing (1,966 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,305 people), and Retail Trade (920 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,731), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,479), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,022).

Occupations

8.14k
2022 Value
± 544
−0.864%
1 Year decline
± 9.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albert Lea, MN declined at a rate of −0.864%, from 8.21k employees to 8.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albert Lea, MN, are Production Occupations (1,312 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (904 people), and Management Occupations (680 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albert Lea, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.14k
2022 Value
± 544
−0.864%
1 Year decline
± 9.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albert Lea, MN declined at a rate of −0.864%, from 8.21k employees to 8.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albert Lea, MN, are Manufacturing (1,966 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,305 people), and Retail Trade (920 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,513
Median earning men ± $3,520
$35,982
Median earning women ± $2,577

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,507), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,650), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,651).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,778), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,107), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,773).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

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.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

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.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albert Lea, MN was $134,500 in 2022, which is 0.477 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $113,900 to $134,500, a 18.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Albert Lea, MN is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Albert Lea, MN have an average commute time of 18.7 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.

Median household income in Albert Lea, MN is $56,347. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Albert Lea, MN was Census Tract 1807 with a value of $81,583, followed by Census Tract 1803 and Census Tract 1804, with respective values of $74,900 and $66,471.

Property

$134,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,124
$5,649
Median Property Taxes
±$433

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

71.8%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.8% of the housing units in Albert Lea, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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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 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albert Lea, MN was Census Tract 1807 with a value of $81,583, followed by Census Tract 1803 and Census Tract 1804, with respective values of $74,900 and $66,471.

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

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Household Income

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$56,347
Median Household Income
± $5,719
7.87k
Number of Households
± 547

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.87k households in Albert Lea, MN grew to $56,347 from the previous year's value of $51,047.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albert Lea, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.98%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.51%)

In 2022, 79.9% of workers in Albert Lea, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.98%) and those who worked at home (6.51%).

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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Commute Time

18.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albert Lea, MN have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.98% of the workforce in Albert Lea, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albert Lea, MN (1.94k out of 17.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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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Health

92% of the population of Albert Lea, MN has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.805% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Freeborn County, MN see 1781 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.558% decrease from the previous year (1791 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2336 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 706 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,781 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Freeborn County, MN

Primary care physicians in Freeborn County, MN see an average of 1,781 patients per year. This represents a 0.558% decrease from the previous year (1,791 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.02%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
0.805%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albert Lea, MN grew by 34.7% from 5.95% to 8.02%.

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