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Faribault, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Faribault had a population of 24,248 as of July 1, 2016. Faribault ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Faribault is located at latitude 44.2986 and longitude -93.2789 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Faribault (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Faribault (GNIS ID: 2394742) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Faribault population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Faribault: City of Faribault, Fairbault.

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Faribault, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,248
Population in Households 21,680
Population in Familes 16,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,568
Population Density1 1,585
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 8,707
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,431
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,845 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,863 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 644 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $159,091
Average Home Value $181,241


Median Household Income $52,751
Average Household Income $64,365
Per Capita Income $24,234
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.5%
Households 0.74% 0.61%
Families 0.67% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Faribault, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Faribault to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 43 95th
Population Density1 # 120 87th
Diversity Index2 # 56 94th
Median Household Income # 457 50th
Per Capita Income # 709 22nd

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