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Blue Earth is a city in Faribault County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Blue Earth River, which was named for its blue-green clay riverbed

The latitude of Blue Earth is 43.637N. The longitude is -94.101W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,519.


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Median household income
Local
$34,940
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blue Earth demographic reports
Local landmarks include the nation's largest statue of the Green Giant

Claims to be the birthplace of the ice cream sandwich

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Faribault County Fair - July 23-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Blue Earth web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Etta Ross Historical Museum, James B. Wakefield House Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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38% of Blue Earth residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blue Earth ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blue Earth was $18,037, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Blue Earth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blue Earth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $631.


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Libraries in Blue Earth include Blue Earth Community Library, Faribault County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Blue Earth include Faribault County Register

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Faribault County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blue Earth political report.

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The average commute time for Blue Earth workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Blue Earth include Americinn Blue Earth,Mn.

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