Albert Lea Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota

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Albert Lea Township
Albert Lea Township is located in Minnesota
Albert Lea Township
Albert Lea Township
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°37′25″N 93°20′59″W / 43.62361°N 93.34972°W / 43.62361; -93.34972Coordinates: 43°37′25″N 93°20′59″W / 43.62361°N 93.34972°W / 43.62361; -93.34972
CountryUnited States
 • Total26.2 sq mi (67.9 km2)
 • Land23.4 sq mi (60.5 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
1,270 ft (387 m)
 • Total808
 • Density34.6/sq mi (13.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)507
FIPS code27-00712[1]
GNIS feature ID0663402[2]

Albert Lea Township is a township in Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 808 at the 2000 census.

Albert Lea Township was organized in 1857, and named after its primary village, Albert Lea, Minnesota.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.2 square miles (68 km2), of which 23.4 square miles (61 km2) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it (10.88%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 808 people, 326 households, and 237 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.6 people per square mile (13.4/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 14.4/sq mi (5.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.89% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.62% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population.

There were 326 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $51,136. Males had a median income of $35,179 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,628. About 4.3% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 198.