Blue Earth County MN Information


Blue Earth County Subdivisions

Blue Earth County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 69,509
Population in Households 65,344
Population in Familes 44,437
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,165
Population Density2 93
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $54,325
Average Household Income $74,605
Per Capita Income $29,560


Total Housing Units 28,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,109 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,731 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,911 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $193,995
Average Home Value $228,843


Total Households 26,840
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 15,176
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.0% 1.01%
Households 1.14% 1.07%
Families 0.96% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   3.23%


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, 2018 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 Density # 15 84th
Diversity Index # 32 64th
Median Household Income # 41 54th
Per Capita Income # 45 49th

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