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Population in 2012: 3,283 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 

Males: 1,527  (46.5%)
Females: 1,756  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  46.4 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56013.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,243 (it was $34,940 in 2000)
Blue Earth:

$36,243
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,994

Blue Earth city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,260 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Blue Earth:

$72,260
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $94,986; Detached houses: $95,623; Townhouses or other attached units: $148,805; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,634; Mobile homes: $6,978

Median gross rent in 2012: $480.

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  • White alone - 2,904 (86.6%)
  • Hispanic - 377 (11.2%)
  • Black alone - 49 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blue Earth: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.9%), Norwegian (19.2%), Irish (8.9%), English (5.1%), United States (3.9%), Swedish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1090 feet

Land area: 3.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,031 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blue Earth:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Earth city:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

110 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.3%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $874 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $941 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (85.4 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (100.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (348.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elmore, MN (3.1 miles ), Winnebago, MN (3.1 miles ), Frost, MN (3.1 miles ), Delavan, MN (3.1 miles ), Granada, MN (3.6 miles ), Easton, MN (3.6 miles ), Rake, IA (3.8 miles ), Bricelyn, MN (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $318,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.64 N, Longitude: 94.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,027 (+30.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 984 (67.9%)

Area code: 507

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Crime rates in Blue Earth by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 001000000001
per 100,000 0.00.027.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.029.7
Rapes 00100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 0.00.027.80.00.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 010000000000
per 100,000 0.027.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 174224381324
per 100,000 27.3189.4111.356.457.0115.189.1245.231.294.359.2118.9
Burglaries 21202020151519128739
per 100,000 573.8541.3556.5563.7427.4431.7564.5367.8249.3219.988.8267.5
Thefts 137106114966387763247342237
per 100,000 3743.22868.73172.02705.71794.92503.62257.9980.71464.61068.2651.11099.6
Auto thefts 619531321111
per 100,000 163.927.1250.4140.985.528.889.161.331.231.429.629.7
Arson 110030010000
per 100,000 27.327.10.00.085.50.00.030.60.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 201.3193.9276.2164.4115.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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Crime rate in Blue Earth detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Blue Earth, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -132 (-3.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Blue Earth-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Blue Earth city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 33.8 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Faribault County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Blue Earth:

  • UNITED HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, 515 SOUTH MOORE STREET)
  • UNITED HOSPITAL DISTRICT (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 515 SOUTH MOORE STREET, PO BOX 160)
  • ST LUKES LUTHERAN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1219 SOUTH RAMSEY)

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Local government website: www.becity.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Earth:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 36 miles; Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 37 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 48 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • St. Olaf College (about 73 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 80 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 88 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • Buena Vista University (about 89 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Blue Earth:

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Libraries in Blue Earth:

  • BLUE EARTH COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $188,897; Location: 124 WEST 7TH STREET; 26,853 books; 15,187 e-books; 1,481 audio materials; 1,810 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 76 print serial subscriptions)
  • FARIBAULT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $82,263; Location: 120 S MAIN ST, SUITE C; 18,191 books; 15,194 e-books; 881 audio materials; 869 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Blue Earth: Faribault County Fairgrounds (A), History Lane (B), Blue Earth (C), Etta C Ross Museum (D), Faribault County Courthouse (E), Wakefield House Museum (F), Faribault County Sheriffs Office (G), Blue Earth Fire and Police Station (H), Blue Earth City Hall (I), Blue Earth Community Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blue Earth include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (A), River of Life Worship Center (B), Faith Lutheran Brethren Church (C), Salem United Methodist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

River: East Branch Blue Earth River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Blue Earth include: Putnam Park (1), Green Giant Statue Park (2), Beyer Field (3), Leland Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Museum-Antique Machinery Shed (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Fairgrounds), Museum-Wakefield House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 405 East 6th Street).

Hotels: Americinn Lodge & Suites of Blue Earth (1495 Domes Drive), Super 8 Blue Earth MN (1120 North Grove Street), Super 8 Motel (1420 Giant Drive).

 
Faribault County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Earth and their reported violations in the past:

WOODS LAKE PARK (Address: 727 East Fifth Street , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-08-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUN-08-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-05-1996), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-05-1996), St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-1996), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-05-1996), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-05-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-1996), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-1996)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Earth that have no violations reported:

  • BLUE EARTH (Population served: 3542, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.8%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 46.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blue Earth, MN

People in group quarters in Blue Earth in 2010:

  • 121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Blue Earth in 2000:

  • 171 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Blue Earth compared to Minnesota state average:

Blue Earth, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Blue Earth (2011 data):

  • Wells Federal Bank, FSB: Blue Earth Branch at 303 South Main Street, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $239.5 mil, Deposits: $213.1 mil, headquarters in Wells, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Blue Earth Branch at 201 East 7th Street, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Bank Blue Earth: at 306 South Main Street, branch established on 1869/01/01. Info updated 2007/12/27: Bank assets: $162.0 mil, Deposits: $141.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Bancshares Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blue Earth, Minnesota:

  • Blue Earth Super 8 Motel, 1120 North GRV St, Blue Earth, MN 56013 , Phone: (507) 526-7376, Fax: (507) 526-2246
  • Super 8 Motel, 1420 Giants Dr, Blue Earth, MN 56013 , Phone: (507) 526-7376
  • Americinn Lodge And Suites, 1495 Domes Dr, Blue Earth, MN 56013 , Phone: (507) 526-4215, Fax: (507) 526-4615
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blue Earth, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blue Earth travel time to work - commute


Blue Earth mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blue Earth city (based on Faribault County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 93.54%
Here93.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents35.0%31.0%12.7%11.1%3.1%
Congregations25.0%14.6%20.8%14.6%4.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents2.6%1.6%1.4%0.8%0.8%
Congregations4.2%4.2%2.1%2.1%8.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Faribault County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Faribault County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Faribault County:

8.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Faribault County:

26.7%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$12,192$48,7681$1,978
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,541
Police Protection - Officers 6$23,294$46,58812$22,938
Firefighters 0$0 30$22,420
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,762
Streets and Highways 4$13,442$40,3260$0
Health 1$3,248$38,9760$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,082$36,9840$0
Sewerage 3$11,626$46,5040$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,270$27,24015$2,757
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$1,640
Water Supply 2$8,807$52,8420$0
Electric Power 12$50,858$50,8582$1,067
Local Libraries 1$3,720$44,6405$3,554
Other and Unallocable 4$11,143$33,4298$1,832
Totals for Government 38$143,682$45,37383$61,489

Blue Earth government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,355,000 ($412.73)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,451,000 ($1051.17)
    General - Other: $792,000 ($241.24)
    Liquor Stores: $782,000 ($238.20)
    Sewerage: $556,000 ($169.36)
    Regular Highways: $528,000 ($160.83)
    Police Protection: $414,000 ($126.10)
    Water Utilities: $366,000 ($111.48)
    Libraries: $159,000 ($48.43)
    Financial Administration: $146,000 ($44.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $136,000 ($41.43)
    Fire Protection: $102,000 ($31.07)
    Air Transportation: $71,000 ($21.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($18.28)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($12.49)
    Health Services - Other: $10,000 ($3.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $195,000 ($59.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $941,000 ($286.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,463,000 ($445.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $228,000 ($69.45)
    Air Transportation: $210,000 ($63.97)
    Electric Utilities: $167,000 ($50.87)
    Fire Protection: $40,000 ($12.18)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($11.27)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($5.48)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($1.83)
    Liquor Stores: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,419,000 ($432.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Blue Earth government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $41,000 ($12.49)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $565,000 ($172.10)
    All Other: $229,000 ($69.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $46,000 ($14.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($12.79)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($3.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $12,000 ($3.66)
    All Other: $8,000 ($2.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $92,000 ($28.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,112,000 ($338.71)
    Interest Earnings: $360,000 ($109.66)
    Special Assessments: $297,000 ($90.47)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,009,000 ($1221.14)
    Liquor Stores: $854,000 ($260.13)
    Water Utilities: $354,000 ($107.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,183,000 ($360.34)
    All Other: $51,000 ($15.53)
  • Tax - Property: $1,109,000 ($337.80)
    Public Utilities: $156,000 ($47.52)
    NEC: $19,000 ($5.79)

Blue Earth government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $4,450,000 ($1355.47)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,550,000 ($472.13)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $18,444,000 ($5618.03)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,219,000 ($675.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,460,000 ($2576.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $10,875,000 ($3312.52)
    Electric Utilities: $4,210,000 ($1282.36)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,550,000 ($472.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,328,000 ($404.51)
    Electric Utilities: $240,000 ($73.10)

Blue Earth government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $256,000 ($77.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,257,000 ($3733.48)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,581,000 ($1090.77)

5.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Blue Earth County, MN  1.07% ($34,462 average AGI)
from Martin County, MN  0.53% ($22,500)
from Freeborn County, MN  0.40% ($18,542)


5.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Blue Earth County, MN  0.84% ($29,137 average AGI)
to Martin County, MN  0.48% ($26,448)
to Freeborn County, MN  0.39% ($28,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Earth:

  • KBEW (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLUE EARTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KSUM (1370 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Earth:

  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KBEW-FM (98.1 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: KBEW, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Earth:

  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K70DR (Channel 70; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K28AE (Channel 28; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: OGDEN BROADCASTING OF MINNESOTA, INC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Blue Earth, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Blue Earth fatal accident list:

Sep 11, 2008 08:05 AM, Us-169 0200000169, 14th St E, Lat: 43.630494, Lon: -94.091906, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 30, 2006 10:58 PM, M26, Lat: 43.639597, Lon: -94.094425, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jun 1, 1986 05:25 PM, M16, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jun 30, 1984 07:00 PM, 169, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 88 meters (289ft)
Total costs: $730,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,735
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,706

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Blue Earth, MN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blue Earth)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 2 Mi W Of Blue Earth (Lat: 43.666889 Lon: -94.122194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 117 m, Call Sign: WPQW848, Licensee ID: L00001014
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.637 MHz, 862.637 MHz, 863.637 MHz, 864.637 MHz, 865.637 MHz, 865.662 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2000, Expiration Date: 10/31/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2010, Certifier: Robin J Glenny
    Registrant: Nextel Wip Expansion Two Corp.
  • 415 S Grove (Lat: 43.703278 Lon: -94.133861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: WPQW874, Licensee ID: L00001014
    Assigned Frequencies: 865.662 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/2002, Expiration Date: 02/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/23/2011, Certifier: Robin J Glenny
    Registrant: Nextel Wip Expansion Two Corp.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 320 Dr. Russ Street (Lat: 43.654500 Lon: -94.100194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WNKA403
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2012, Expiration Date: 10/08/2022
    Registrant: Faribault County Of, 320 Dr. H Russ Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013, Phone: (507) 526-5148, Fax: (507) 526-3051, Email:
  • 320 White Oak Rd (Lat: 43.651333 Lon: -94.094694), Type: Upole, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WNQN996
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/12/2004, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Certifier: Jeffrey Jansen
    Registrant: Omni Pro Software, Rr 2 Box 10, Madison, SD 57042, Fax: (605) 256-9539
  • 710 E 7th St (Lat: 43.637167 Lon: -94.092750), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNIV249, Licensee ID: L00004330
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.825 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2012, Expiration Date: 05/12/2022, Certifier: Randy Baum
    Registrant: Seneca Foods Corporation, 710 E 7th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013-2517, Phone: (507) 526-2131, Email:
  • Lat: 43.623056 Lon: -94.241111, Call Sign: WQPW451
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.237 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 456.437 MHz, 456.537 MHz, 456.637 MHz, 457.787 MHz, 457.862 MHz, 467.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/30/2022, Certifier: Eric Gagnon
    Registrant: Town Communications, Ardmore, PA 19003, Phone: (610) 649-2859, Fax: (610) 896-5724, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blue Earth)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blue Earth)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 12

Incident types - Blue Earth


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blue Earth, MN

Most common first names in Blue Earth, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4177.1 years
Mary3586.0 years
Anna3286.5 years
Robert2775.1 years
George2579.0 years
William2480.3 years
Dorothy2279.5 years
Henry2180.5 years
Margaret2183.0 years
Alice2082.1 years
Most common last names in Blue Earth, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4282.6 years
Anderson3983.6 years
Boettcher2477.9 years
Thompson2183.1 years
Ehrich2178.1 years
Olson2082.9 years
Hanson2079.7 years
Peterson1885.3 years
Paschke1778.3 years
Nelson1784.0 years
Businesses in Blue Earth, MN
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Paul Johnson (2)
  • Express Diagnostics Int'L, Inc. (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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