Statewide Claims to Fame

Albert Lea is 2nd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Albert Lea is 7th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Albert Lea Rank Minnesota US
Current population (2012) 17,898 62nd 5,379,139 313,914,040
Size in square miles 12.6 67th 79,626.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,430.7 83rd 66.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Albert Lea Rank Minnesota US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 89th 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.5% 111th 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 22.4% 2nd 13.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Albert Lea Rank Minnesota US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 84.7% 137th 91.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 13.8% 141st 31.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Albert Lea Rank Minnesota US
Race - White 90.0% 80th 86.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.1% 98th 5.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 112th 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.1% 103rd 4.4% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 35th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.1% 78th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 13.2% 7th 4.9% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 83.3% 98th 82.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Albert Lea Rank Minnesota US
Female residents 51.7% 46th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.7% 68th 7.1% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Albert Lea Rank Minnesota US
Housing units 8,410 54th 2,354,034 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 20.3% 80th 21.6% 25.9%
Households 7,904 55th 2,094,265 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 73.6% 70th 73.6% 66.1%
Home median value $94,300 135th $201,400 $186,200
People per household 2.2 117th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Albert Lea Rank Minnesota US
Income per capita $22,149 127th $30,310 $27,915
Income per household $35,792 136th $58,476 $52,762
Income below poverty line 14.9% 28th 11.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Albert Lea Rank Minnesota US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,448 67th 496,657 27,092,908
Retail sales $416,414 40th $71,384,103 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $23,749 30th $13,751 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $30,378 51st $10,423,660 $613,795,732

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