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

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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    In addition to working at the Blue Earth County Jail, Considine is a former Mankato City Council member.
    NACo President Colleen Landkamer, commissioner, Blue Earth County, Minn., and NACo Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee Vice Chair Tim Loewenstein, supervisor, Buffalo County, Neb.
    "In rural America, we have a disproportionate number of bridges in poor condition and our citizens are 2.5 times more likely to be killed on our roads and highways than their counterparts in urban areas," explained Blue Earth County, Minn., Commissioner and NACo First Vice President Colleen Landkamer.
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