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Blue Earth, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Earth had a population of 3,239 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blue Earth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Blue Earth, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,239
Daytime Population: Workers 2,287
Daytime Population: Residents 1,687
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,974
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 3,079
Population in Familes 2,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density2 991
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $43,421
Average Household Income $54,696
Per Capita Income $24,348


Total Housing Units 1,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 988 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 419 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $91,876
Average Home Value $115,157


Total Households 1,407
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 855
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 -0.48% -0.45%
Households -0.44% -0.43%
Families -0.52% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

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, 2017 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 # 199 78th
Population Density # 285 69th
Diversity Index # 233 74th
Median Household Income # 758 16th
Per Capita Income # 753 17th

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