Albert Lea, MN
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Albert Lea is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 17,674 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Albert Lea is the 61st largest community in Minnesota.

Albert Lea is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Albert Lea is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Albert Lea who work in office and administrative support (12.27%), sales jobs (9.91%), and food service (6.71%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Albert Lea has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Albert Lea a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the benefits of Albert Lea is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.34 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Albert Lea are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.21% of adults in Albert Lea have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Albert Lea in 2010 was $24,621, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,484 for a family of four. However, Albert Lea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Albert Lea is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Albert Lea home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albert Lea residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Albert Lea also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Albert Lea include Norwegian, Irish, Danish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Albert Lea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.