Blue Earth County MN Information


Blue Earth County Subdivisions

Blue Earth County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 67,828
Population in Households 63,745
Population in Familes 43,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,083
Population Density1 91
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 26,240
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 14,924
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,038 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,202 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,000 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $161,461
Average Home Value $198,936


Median Household Income $52,126
Average Household Income $68,956
Per Capita Income $27,432
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.91%
Households 1.14% 0.98%
Families 1.0% 0.9%
Median Household Income   -0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Blue Earth County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Earth County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 86th
Population Density1 # 15 84th
Diversity Index2 # 32 64th
Median Household Income # 36 60th
Per Capita Income # 49 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.