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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.
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.
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.
14% of Albert Lea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Albert Lea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $688.
Libraries in Albert Lea include Albert Lea Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Albert Lea include Albert Lea Tribune
Freeborn County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Albert Lea political report.
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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