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Albert Lea
Freeborn County, Minnesota


The Land Between the Lakes

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

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Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Albert Lea is approximately 17,915 (2005), 18016 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,133 (2000), 7774 (2010).
The amount of land area in Albert Lea is 24.747 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Albert Lea is 10.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.192 sq kilometers.
The distance from Albert Lea to Washington DC is 955 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 90 miles. (as the crow flies)
Albert Lea is positioned 43.65 degrees north of the equator and 93.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Albert Lea elevation is 1,243 feet above sea level.
Albert Lea per capita income is $ 17,979.
Albert Lea median income is $ 35,300 (2005).
The Albert Lea median home price is $ 93,900 (2005).


in southeastern Minnesota about 67 miles from Rochester and about 91 miles from Minneapolis. Other nearby communities include Twin Lakes, Manchester, Glenville, Clarks Grove, Hayward, Conger, Emmons and Hartland.
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History & History Related Items

Albert Lea is named for Albert Miller Lea who was a topographer in a group that surveyed the area in 1835. Another person in the exploring party was Nathan Boone, a son of Daniel Boone.

Here is a history page for the early settlement of Albert Lea.
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Lakes in the area.

Freeborn County Historical Museum
1031 Bridge Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone 507-373-8003
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Albert Lea City Government

City of Albert Lea
221 E. Clark Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone 507-377-4300

Albert Lea is the County seat of Freeborn County.

Albert Lea Chamber

Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce
701 Marshall Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-373-3938

Albert Lea Community News

Albert Lea Tribune
Serving southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa

Albert Lea Community Events

July-August each year
Freeborn County Fair
held each year the end of July, beginning of August. See the website for current year details
October each year
Albert Lea hosts the Big Island Rendezvous and Festival the first weekend in October each year.

The award-winning living history event has two days (Thursday and Friday) for school and home school families to send their students for a “hands-on” learning experience concerning family life in early America. The public attend on the weekend (First Saturday and Sunday in October) and shop among 250 tents and 1,000 costumed participants for colonial crafts and specialty foods such as funnel cakes, buffalo, pork, chicken and kettle korn. Stage entertainment is ongoing with music groups from Canada and the United States perform, folk, bluegrass and Cajun music and dance. Visit the website: for more information.

Albert Lea Organizations

Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce
701 Marshall Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-373-3938

Albert Lea Libraries

Albert Lea Public Library
211 E. Clark Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-377-4350

Albert Lea Schools

Albert Lea Schools
211 W. Richway Dr.
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Riverland Community College Albert Lea


The population of Albert Lea was:
1990 - 18,310
2000 - 18,356
2003 - 17,886
2005 - 17,915
Albert Lea is located in the Central Time Zone.
Median household income:
2000 - $ 32,841
2005 - $ 35,300

Median house value:
2000 - $ 69,700
2005 - $ 93,900

Median age:
2000 - 41.0 years

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