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People

Total Population 3,279
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 27.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,524
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,453
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 38%
Median Gross Rent $493
Median House Value $76,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blue Earth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles W of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Faribault
Standard Zip Codes 56013
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.637
Longitude -94.101

Blue Earth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WINNEBAGO
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches
Station SWEA CITY 1 NE
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station FOREST CITY 2 NNE
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Delavan 245 $51,250
Easton 230 $62,917
Elmore 614 $45,114
Frost 227 $45,625
Granada 299 $45,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blue Earth Public Libraries

Library
Faribault County Library
120 S MAIN
Blue Earth, Minnesota
(507) 526-7182
Library Web Site
Blue Earth Community Library
124 WEST 7TH STREET
Blue Earth, Minnesota
(507) 526-5012

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Blue Earth Hospitals

UNITED HOSPITAL DISTRICT
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
515 SOUTH MOORE STREET, PO BOX 160
(507) 526-3273
Emergency Service: Yes

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Blue Earth High Schools

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BLUE EARTH AREA SR.
1125 HWY. 169 N.
507-526-3201
Serves 454 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

BLUE EARTH AREA ALP
315 EAST 6TH ST.
507-526-3201
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

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