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Welcome to Albert Lea ...

The city of Albert Lea is located in Freeborn County<1> and is the County Seat for Freeborn County.

When the people of Albert Lea refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albert Lean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Albert Lea has a population of 17,656 people<3> (see below for details).

Albert Lea is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Albert Lea lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Albert Lea is within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Albert Lea: 56007<5>

Websites for Albert Lea ...

Official Website:   www.city.albertlea.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.albertlea.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albert Lea had an population of 17,656 people. This is a decrease of 2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albert Lea had a population of 18,016 people (or 57.64% of the total population of Freeborn County). This makes Albert Lea the county's most populous community.

The population of Albert Lea represents 0.34% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,016 people, the population of Albert Lea decreased 1.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,356 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Albert Lea.

Communities near Albert Lea ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Albert Lea.

  • Austin [Mower County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Austin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin [Mower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Albert Lea
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,233 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Austin<8>
  • Wells [Faribault County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells [Faribault County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Albert Lea
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,169 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<8>
  • Lake Mills [Winnebago County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
    • Lake Mills [Winnebago County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Albert Lea
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,984 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Mills<8>
  • Northwood [Worth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwood
    • Northwood [Worth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Albert Lea
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,955 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northwood<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Richland [Waseca County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Richland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Richland
      • New Richland [Waseca County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Albert Lea
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Richland<8>
    • Clarks Grove [Freeborn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Grove
      • Clarks Grove [Freeborn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Albert Lea
      • Estimated population in 2019: 687 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Grove<8>
    • Ellendale [Steele County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
      • Ellendale [Steele County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Albert Lea
      • Estimated population in 2019: 672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<8>
    • Alden [Freeborn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Freeborn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Albert Lea
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alden<8>
    • Glenville [Freeborn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Freeborn County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Albert Lea
      • Estimated population in 2019: 622 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<8>
    • Geneva [Freeborn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Freeborn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Albert Lea
      • Estimated population in 2019: 537 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albert Lea. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albert Lea.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Albert Lea. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albert Lea.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albert Lea. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Albert Lea.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albert Lea ...

Looking for more information about Albert Lea? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Albert Lea, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albert Lea.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Freeborn County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Albert Lea: www.city.albertlea.org/

The official website for Freeborn County: www.co.freeborn.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Freeborn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Albert Lea refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Albert Lea may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albert Lea.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albert Lea - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Albert Lea). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Albert Lea or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Albert Lea) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albert Lea. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Albert Lea

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albert Lea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6478, Longitude: -93.3687    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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