Blue Earth County


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Blue Earth County, Minnesota

204 S 5th St
Mankato, MN 56002
Phone: (507) 389-8100
Fax: (507) 389-8437
www.co.blue-earth.mn.us

In south-central MN, west of Rochester; established Mar 5, 1853 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For the Blue Earth River, which runs through it; a transliteration of the Nankato name for the color of the earth in the river, used as a pigment by the Sisseton Sioux

Area (sq mi):: 765.90 (land 752.36; water 13.54) Population per square mile: 77.10
Population 2005: 58,030 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 3.70%; 1990-2000 3.50% Population 2000: 55,941 (White 94.10%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 1.80%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 29.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,712; median household $38,940; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,910-$28,491
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mankato County seat (34,463)
  • North Mankato (12,134)

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