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Rice County, MN
The county was named for Henry Mower Rice, U.S. senator

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Rice County is one of 87 counties in Minnesota.

The county is in the Faribault-Northfield metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 60,418. This was an increase of  6.62% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$48,651
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rice County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Rice County was $24,981. This was an increase of 16.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 81% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Faribault

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30% of Rice County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rice County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Rice County include Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Hill Cemetery, Christdala Swedish Lutheran Church Cemetery, Evangelical Cemetery, Forest Cemetery, Groveland Cemetery, Maple Lawn Cemetery, Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Morristown Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Rice County include Bridgewater, Cannon City, Dundas, Erin, Faribault, Forest, Lonsdale, Morristown, Morristown, Nerstrand ... View communities

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Colleges in Rice County include Carleton College, Saint Olaf College ... View colleges

School districts in Rice County include Faribault, Northfield, Village School of Northfield ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Rice County include Buckham Memorial Library, Northfield Central ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rice County include Faribault Daily News, Northfield News ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Hotels in Rice County include Americinn Faribault, Americinn Northfield, Country Inn & Suites Northfield, Days Inn & Suites, Select Inn Faribault, Super 8

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