Faribault County

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Faribault County, Minnesota

415 N Main St
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Phone: (507) 526-6277
Fax: (507) 526-3054

On the central southern border of MN, south of Mankato; established Feb 20, 1855 (prior to statehood) from Blue Earth County. Name Origin: For Jean Baptiste Faribault (1774-1860), a French-Canadian fur trader in the Northwest Territory who had great influence with the Sioux

Area (sq mi):: 721.61 (land 713.63; water 7.98) Population per square mile: 21.70
Population 2005: 15,506 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.20%; 1990-2000 -4.50% Population 2000: 16,181 (White 95.20%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 42.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,193; median household $34,440; Population below poverty level: 8.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,573-$26,609
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In another instance, the drainage authority in Faribault County, Minnesota, decided against a petition to perform a costly improvement and drainage system due to large costs, wildlife habitat destruction, and inadequate downstream outlet for additional drainage water from the proposed improvement.