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Faribault County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Faribault County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat Blue Earth
Largest city Blue Earth
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

722 sq mi (1,869 km²)
714 sq mi (1,848 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.11%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,181
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Named for Jean Baptiste Faribault, a trader with the Dakota.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.faribault.mn.us

Faribault County (pronounced /fɛriboʊ/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 16,181. Its county seat is Blue Earth[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 722 square miles (1,869 km²), of which 714 square miles (1,848 km²) is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) (1.11%) is water.

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Lakes

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,181 people, 6,652 households, and 4,476 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,247 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.11% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 3.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.5% were of German, 21.2% Norwegian and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,652 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,440, and the median income for a family was $41,793. Males had a median income of $28,990 versus $20,224 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,193. About 5.50% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated

† A minor part of Minnesota Lake also extends into Blue Earth County.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 43°41′N 93°57′W / 43.68°N 93.95°W / 43.68; -93.95


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Faribault County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Faribault County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Seat Blue Earth
Largest City Blue Earth
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.11%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16181
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.faribault.mn.us
Named for: Jean Baptiste Faribault, a trader with the Dakota.

Faribault County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 16,181. Its county seat is Blue Earth6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,869 km² (722 sq mi). 1,848 km² (714 sq mi) of it is land and 21 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.11%) is water.

Lakes

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,181 people, 6,652 households, and 4,476 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 7,247 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.11% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 3.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.5% were of German, 21.2% Norwegian and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,652 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,440, and the median income for a family was $41,793. Males had a median income of $28,990 versus $20,224 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,193. About 5.50% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† A minor part of Minnesota Lake also extends into Blue Earth County.

External links


Coordinates: 43°41′N 93°57′W / 43.68, -93.95

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