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 (13.39%), sales jobs (11.23%), and food service (6.63%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.74 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Albert Lea rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.17% of adults 25 and older in Albert Lea have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Albert Lea in 2010 was $24,340, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,360 for a family of four. However, Albert Lea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 13.03% 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.