Latest Data (2017)
Population 17,703
Nationwide Rank 2013

Quick Facts

Albert Lea, Minnesota is the 2,013th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Albert Lea, Minnesota is a city.

Albert Lea, Minnesota is currently 3.9% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Albert Lea, Minnesota's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Albert Lea, Minnesota Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
2003 Tinton Falls, New Jersey 17,789 6.3%
2004 Durant, Oklahoma 17,764 25.2%
2005 Marion, Illinois 17,762 9.5%
2006 Canby, Oregon 17,759 38.1%
2007 Elizabeth City, North Carolina 17,756 2.9%
2008 Logansport, Indiana 17,755 -9.9%
2009 Sartell, Minnesota 17,752 80.7%
2010 Menasha, Wisconsin 17,748 8.1%
2011 Vincennes, Indiana 17,729 -5.0%
2012 Hinsdale, Illinois 17,705 1.3%
2013 Albert Lea, Minnesota 17,703 -3.9%
2014 Ocean Springs, Mississippi 17,682 2.4%
2015 Radford, Virginia 17,658 11.3%
2016 Centerville, Utah 17,657 20.7%
2017 Godfrey, Illinois 17,650 5.0%
2018 Harrison, New Jersey 17,643 22.3%
2019 Moraga, California 17,630 7.8%
2020 Hannibal, Missouri 17,590 -0.9%
2021 Avon, Indiana 17,568 102.9%
2022 St. Michael, Minnesota 17,565 87.7%
2023 Fort Mill, South Carolina 17,557 118.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Minnesota

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1088 Inver Grove Heights 35,392 18.4%
1161 Andover 32,902 22.4%
1214 Savage 31,352 45.1%
1228 Brooklyn Center 31,006 6.4%
1339 Oakdale 28,083 4.9%
1351 Fridley 27,853 1.3%
1391 Winona 26,928 -0.6%
1397 Shoreview 26,794 2.7%
1412 Ramsey 26,587 42.9%
1416 Chaska 26,561 48.7%
1427 Prior Lake 26,401 61.6%
1449 White Bear Lake 25,888 6.3%
1454 Owatonna 25,794 14.1%
1465 Chanhassen 25,558 24.8%
1501 Champlin 25,022 12.1%
1511 Austin 24,933 5.9%
1538 Elk River 24,506 46.8%
1549 Rosemount 24,344 64.2%
1585 Faribault 23,750 13.2%
1615 Crystal 23,165 2.0%
1620 Farmington 23,067 81.6%
1637 New Brighton 22,787 2.6%
1644 Hastings 22,722 24.1%
1711 Golden Valley 21,520 5.7%
1716 Lino Lakes 21,407 26.0%
1739 New Hope 21,063 0.9%
1786 Northfield 20,474 18.7%
1803 Columbia Heights 20,254 9.3%
1805 South St. Paul 20,242 0.3%
1829 Forest Lake 19,879 36.9%
1839 West St. Paul 19,767 1.2%
1855 Willmar 19,628 6.2%
1874 Stillwater 19,368 24.1%
1930 Hopkins 18,678 7.4%
2009 Sartell 17,752 80.7%
2013 Albert Lea 17,703 -3.9%
2022 St. Michael 17,565 87.7%
2032 Anoka 17,522 -3.1%
2088 Otsego 16,755 157.7%
2113 Ham Lake 16,528 28.5%
2127 Red Wing 16,412 1.8%
2150 Buffalo 16,201 56.9%
2167 Hibbing 16,041 -6.0%
2240 Bemidji 15,366 25.5%
2291 Hugo 14,828 124.7%
2317 Robbinsdale 14,544 2.9%
2395 Hutchinson 13,895 5.2%
2413 Fergus Falls 13,783 0.7%
2417 North Mankato 13,746 15.6%
2423 Sauk Rapids 13,722 32.2%
2425 Marshall 13,710 7.4%
2444 Monticello 13,599 56.8%
2445 Alexandria 13,592 29.7%
2449 Vadnais Heights 13,561 3.8%
2468 Brainerd 13,428 -1.8%
2485 Worthington 13,247 17.7%
2486 New Ulm 13,238 -2.6%
2508 Mounds View 13,098 2.6%
2524 Rogers 12,984 227.8%
2615 North St. Paul 12,444 4.5%
2648 Waconia 12,232 75.4%
2697 Cloquet 11,938 6.4%
2699 East Bethel 11,928 8.2%
2702 St. Peter 11,906 20.7%
2800 Mendota Heights 11,343 -1.0%
2817 Grand Rapids 11,242 17.5%
2874 Big Lake 10,915 71.9%
2956 Little Canada 10,477 6.8%
2961 North Branch 10,462 28.1%
2988 Arden Hills 10,362 7.2%
3037 Fairmont 10,126 -7.1%
3161 Mound 9,517 0.8%
3162 Hermantown 9,513 17.9%
3198 Victoria 9,305 100.3%
3214 Detroit Lakes 9,216 19.8%
3248 St. Anthony 9,077 9985.5%
3266 Lake Elmo 8,983 29.4%
3268 Waseca 8,978 -6.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 17,703 2,013
2016 17,667 2,004
2015 17,674 1,995
2014 17,815 1,972
2013 17,871 1,947
2012 17,898 1,938
2011 17,919 1,928
2010 18,016 1,900
2009 17,401 1,912
2008 17,406 1,888
2007 17,534 1,859
2006 17,605 1,846
2005 17,672 1,821
2004 17,808 1,789
2003 17,923 1,760
2002 18,017 1,744
2001 18,341 1,714
2000 18,424 1,701
1990 18,386 1,487