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Blue Earth, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Earth had a population of 3,210 as of July 1, 2018. Blue Earth ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Blue Earth is located at latitude 43.6405 and longitude -94.1003 in Faribault County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Earth (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Faribault County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Blue Earth (GNIS ID: 2394200) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blue Earth: City of Blue Earth.

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


Total Population 3,210
Population in Households 3,050
Population in Familes 2,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density2 982
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $44,219
Average Household Income $54,930
Per Capita Income $24,381


Total Housing Units 1,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 967 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 424 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $93,108
Average Home Value $120,911


Total Households 1,390
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 839
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.53% -0.42%
Households -0.54% -0.38%
Families -0.69% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Blue Earth, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Earth to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 201 78th
Population Density # 292 68th
Diversity Index # 230 75th
Median Household Income # 767 15th
Per Capita Income # 779 14th

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