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Albert Lea is a city in Freeborn County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Albert Miller, explorer.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Albert Lea. For links to other places called Albert Lea, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Albert Lea is 43.648N. The longitude is -93.368W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,243 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,886.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,841
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Albert Lea demographic reports
Albert Lea is on Albert Lea and Fountain lakes, near the Iowa border.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Eddie Cochran, rock musician
· Marion Ross, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Big Island Rendezvous - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Freeborn County Fair - July 31-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Doc Evans Memorial Jazz Festival - July 7, 2007
  • Festival of Bands - June 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Albert Lea web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Myre-Big Island State Park
Albert Lea attractions: Minnesota Festival Theater
Historic sites and museums: Freeborn County Museum and Pioneer Village
Colleges and universities: Riverland Community College-Albert Lea
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Albert Lea demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Freeborn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56007 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Albert Lea residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Albert Lea ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Albert Lea was $17,979, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Albert Lea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Albert Lea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $688.


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Libraries in Albert Lea include Albert Lea Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Albert Lea include Albert Lea Tribune

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Freeborn County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Albert Lea political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Albert Lea workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Albert Lea between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Albert Lea include Americinn Motel of Albert Lea, Comfort Inn Albert Lea, Country Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Super 8 Albert Lea.

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