Freeborn County is located in south-central Minnesota. The County Seat is Albert Lea and the largest city is Albert Lea. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.freeborn.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 30,840 and the 2010 census population was 31,255. The land area is 707.09 square miles and there are 44.2 persons per square mile.
96% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 9.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 88% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $104,000, there are 13,230 households, an average of 2.31 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,668, the median household income is $44,683, and 11% of the persons in Freeborn County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,827. Retail sales (in $1000) were $492,110, and sales per capita were $15,755. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.8%.
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