Latest Data (2018)
Population 17,647
Nationwide Rank 2027

Quick Facts

Albert Lea, Minnesota is the 2,027th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Albert Lea, Minnesota is a city.

Albert Lea, Minnesota is currently 4.2% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Albert Lea, Minnesota's growth is extremely below average. 84% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Albert Lea, Minnesota Border Map

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
2017 Logansport, Indiana 17,728 -10.0%
2018 Centerville, Utah 17,700 21.0%
2019 Dumont, New Jersey 17,697 1.1%
2020 Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 17,696 -4.3%
2021 Imperial, California 17,695 129.3%
2022 Moraga, California 17,692 8.2%
2023 Zachary, Louisiana 17,678 56.1%
2024 Hermiston, Oregon 17,671 33.3%
2025 Hinsdale, Illinois 17,652 1.0%
2026 Greenfield, California 17,648 36.9%
2027 Albert Lea, Minnesota 17,647 -4.2%
2028 Sunland Park, New Mexico 17,639 31.7%
2029 Marion, Illinois 17,620 8.6%
2030 Alton, Texas 17,588 109.8%
2031 South Houston, Texas 17,583 10.8%
2032 Tallmadge, Ohio 17,582 6.9%
2033 Amesbury Town, Massachusetts 17,569
2034 Kirksville, Missouri 17,566 1.5%
2035 Tinton Falls, New Jersey 17,563 4.9%
2036 Godfrey, Illinois 17,559 4.5%
2037 Macomb, Illinois 17,559 -4.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Minnesota

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1168 Andover 33,072 23.0%
1213 Savage 31,694 46.6%
1239 Brooklyn Center 30,910 6.1%
1347 Oakdale 28,022 4.7%
1358 Fridley 27,742 0.9%
1385 Shoreview 27,210 4.3%
1408 Ramsey 26,928 44.7%
1411 Prior Lake 26,840 64.3%
1413 Winona 26,813 -1.0%
1418 Chaska 26,765 49.9%
1459 White Bear Lake 25,932 6.5%
1466 Owatonna 25,766 13.9%
1472 Chanhassen 25,666 25.4%
1489 Champlin 25,346 13.6%
1500 Austin 25,190 7.0%
1522 Elk River 24,845 48.8%
1543 Rosemount 24,607 66.0%
1587 Faribault 23,851 13.6%
1633 Farmington 23,081 81.7%
1634 Crystal 23,065 1.6%
1644 New Brighton 22,899 3.1%
1651 Hastings 22,713 24.1%
1706 Golden Valley 21,755 6.9%
1709 Lino Lakes 21,733 27.9%
1757 New Hope 21,057 0.9%
1786 Northfield 20,634 19.7%
1794 Columbia Heights 20,503 10.6%
1815 Forest Lake 20,220 39.2%
1820 South St. Paul 20,145 -0.1%
1863 West St. Paul 19,678 0.7%
1864 Willmar 19,673 6.5%
1883 Stillwater 19,404 24.4%
1947 Hopkins 18,605 7.0%
1958 Sartell 18,428 87.6%
1996 St. Michael 17,892 91.1%
2027 Albert Lea 17,647 -4.2%
2040 Anoka 17,543 -3.0%
2054 Otsego 17,357 167.0%
2111 Ham Lake 16,646 29.4%
2140 Red Wing 16,414 1.8%
2151 Buffalo 16,315 58.0%
2195 Hibbing 15,944 -6.6%
2246 Bemidji 15,404 25.8%
2284 Hugo 15,008 127.4%
2333 Robbinsdale 14,488 2.5%
2398 Hutchinson 13,979 5.8%
2407 North Mankato 13,914 17.0%
2410 Sauk Rapids 13,879 33.7%
2417 Fergus Falls 13,845 1.1%
2431 Monticello 13,747 58.5%
2432 Alexandria 13,746 31.2%
2455 Vadnais Heights 13,596 4.0%
2462 Marshall 13,530 5.9%
2475 Brainerd 13,465 -1.6%
2496 Worthington 13,271 17.9%
2500 New Ulm 13,237 -2.6%
2509 Mounds View 13,188 3.3%
2515 Rogers 13,154 232.1%
2616 North St. Paul 12,477 4.8%
2633 Waconia 12,369 77.4%
2701 Cloquet 12,022 7.2%
2706 East Bethel 11,990 8.7%
2713 St. Peter 11,935 21.0%
2816 Mendota Heights 11,340 -1.0%
2838 Grand Rapids 11,222 17.3%
2854 Big Lake 11,107 75.0%
2942 North Branch 10,582 29.6%
2958 Little Canada 10,523 7.2%
3016 Arden Hills 10,301 6.6%
3065 Fairmont 10,091 -7.4%
3120 Victoria 9,820 111.4%
3139 Hermantown 9,731 20.6%
3169 Mound 9,530 0.9%
3222 Detroit Lakes 9,289 20.8%
3260 Lake Elmo 9,100 31.1%
3265 St. Anthony 9,066 9973.3%
3307 Cambridge 8,904 57.9%
3308 Waseca 8,904 -7.6%
3317 Oak Grove 8,877 27.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 17,647 2,027
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