Albert Lea

4 reviews
  1. Town in Minnesota
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$546
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    135
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    28
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    202
    575
  • Theft
    1,918
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,576
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

4 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
My experience living in Albert Lea has been great! I love that the town is small enough that we're able to know a lot of the people, but big enough that there's stuff to do. I would like to see better shopping opportunities for teenagers in Albert Lea; our mall doesn't have the best stores.
  • Current Resident
  • 26 days ago
There are a variety of small businesses here, but there are nation wide companies also located here as well. In my opinion I think that most people shop in stores with a brand name like, Walmart or Hyvee.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 16 2015
Very peaceful yet full of activity.
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago