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Time Zone: Freeborn County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Albert Lea is the Seat for Freeborn County.

Freeborn County was founded in 1855. Freeborn was created by taking area from Blue Earth and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Freeborn had a population of 31,002 people. This is a decrease of 4.86% since the last Census (which gave a population of 32,584 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Freeborn represented 0.66% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201031,255-4.08%+0.82% since 2009
200931,002-4.86% 
200830,977-4.93%-0.83% since 2007
200731,235-4.14% 
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200032,584The Last Census

More information can be found on the Freeborn County Census Page for Freeborn County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Freeborn County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Freeborn County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Albert Lea   17,40118,3565.2% decrease  
Clarks Grove   7117343.13% decrease  
Glenville   6497209.86% decrease  
Alden   6146525.83% decrease  
Geneva   4464490.67% decrease  

Websites for Freeborn County

Official Website:   www.co.freeborn.mn.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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