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Faribault is a city in Rice County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Alexander Faribault, settler.

The latitude of Faribault is 44.295N. The longitude is -93.268W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 994 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,814.


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Median household income
Local
$40,865
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Faribault demographic reports
Faribault is at the junction of the Straight and Cannon rivers.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 65. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "Grumpy Old Men"
Local festivals include:
  • Rice County Fair - July 15-20, 2008
  • Tree Frog Music Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Germanfest - Sept. 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Faribault web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Riverbend Nature Center, Sakatah Singing Hills Trail
Historic sites and museums: Alexander Faribault House, Faribault Art Center, Rice County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: South Central Technical College-Faribault
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Faribault demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rice County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55021 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Faribault residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Faribault ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Faribault was $18,610, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Faribault residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Faribault festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Faribault, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $900.


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Libraries in Faribault include Buckham Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Faribault include Faribault Daily News

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Rice County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Faribault political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Faribault workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Faribault between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Faribault include Americinn Faribault, Days Inn & Suites, Select Inn Faribault.

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