B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$597
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    96
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197
    525
  • Theft
    1,841
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    101
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,127
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Albert Lea Reviews

6 reviews
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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.
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I have lived in Albert Lea most of my life. It's a nice and quiet town. I just wish there were more businesses and job opportunities. There is not a lot to do here if you are bored and looking to go out and do something fun or out shopping for new school clothes.
Albert Lea is a quite little town. Not much to do around here unless you wanna go to the park or boating. It could be a nice town to start a family if you wanted to but not really for college students to get the whole college experience.