LIVING IN ALBERT LEA
Albert Lea is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 17,647 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Albert Lea who work in office and administrative support (11.10%), sales jobs (7.99%), and food service (7.48%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can’t help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Albert Lea has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Albert Lea has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Albert Lea than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Albert Lea may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Albert Lea spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.80 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Albert Lea are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.72% of adults in Albert Lea have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree