Rice County

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Rice County, Minnesota

320 NW 3rd St
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507) 332-6101
Fax: (507) 332-5999
www.co.rice.mn.us

In south-central MN, south of Minneapolis; established Mar 5, 1853 (prior to statehood) from Nobles County. Name Origin: For Henry Mower Rice (1817-94), MN territorial delegate to Congress (1853-57) and one of its first two U.S. senators (1858-63)

Area (sq mi):: 516.13 (land 497.57; water 18.56) Population per square mile: 122.50
Population 2005: 60,949 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 7.60%; 1990-2000 15.20% Population 2000: 56,665 (White 90.50%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 5.50%; Asian 1.50%; Other 3.60%). Foreign born: 4.80%. Median age: 32.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,695; median household $48,651; Population below poverty level: 6.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,985-$25,171
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 20.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Faribault County seat (21,924)
  • Northfield (18,567)

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    Rice County, Kansas

    101 W Commercial St
    Lyons, KS 67554
    Phone: (620) 257-2232
    Fax: (620) 257-3039
    www.ricecounty.us

    In central KS, north of Hutchinson; organized Feb 26, 1867 from Reno County. Name Origin: For Gen. Samuel Allen Rice (1828-64), attorney and Union officer in the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 728.30 (land 726.58; water 1.72) Population per square mile: 14.40
    Population 2005: 10,452 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 1.40% Population 2000: 10,761 (White 91.40%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 5.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.80%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 37.60
    Income 2000: per capita $16,064; median household $35,671; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,095-$19,776
    Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 17.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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