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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.
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.
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 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 in Rice County include Bridgewater, Cannon City, Dundas, Erin, Faribault, Forest, Lonsdale, Morristown, Morristown, Nerstrand ... View communities
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
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Libraries in Rice County include Buckham Memorial Library, Northfield Central ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rice County include Faribault Daily News, Northfield News ... View newspapers
Rice County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rice County political report.
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