Blue Earth County, Minnesota (MN)

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County population in 2012: 65,091 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 55,941 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,972
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,979
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,988
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,494 (it was 7,074 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

27%

Land area: 752 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 86 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Blue Earth County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Blue Earth County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  29.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 32,209  (43.5%)
Females: 31,804  (56.5%)

Blue Earth County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Blue Earth County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,858 ($38,940 in 1999)

This county:

$51858
Minnesota:

$60702

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $595 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $771)
This county:

$595
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $161,300 (it was $95,400 in 2000)
Blue Earth:

$161,300
Minnesota:

$180,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,200 - $224,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $188,093
Here:

$188,093
State:

$229,257

Townhouses or other attached units: $179,330
Here:

$179,330
State:

$168,477

In 2-unit structures: $124,732
Here:

$124,732
State:

$168,680

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $128,724
Here:

$128,724
State:

$142,494

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,669
Here:

$85,669
State:

$160,166

Mobile homes: $24,748
Here:

$24,748
State:

$45,753
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,224
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $436

Institutionalized population: 477

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Blue Earth County, MN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 276 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2008: 165 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2009: 181 buildings, average cost: $161,300

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,747 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,664 (1.0%)

Blue Earth County household income distribution in 2009 Blue Earth County home values distribution Blue Earth County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.5% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.1% for American Indian residents, 49.6% for other race residents, 41.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
Blue Earth County:

17.8%
Minnesota:

11.2%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.5% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.7% for American Indian residents, 51.0% for other race residents, 39.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 30 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 30 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 31 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Blue Earth County is $514 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $594 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $855 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mankato, Lake Crystal, Eagle Lake, Mapleton, Madison Lake, St. Clair, Good Thunder, Amboy, Vernon Center, Skyline.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Blue Earth County: Point Pleasant Campground (A), Minneopa Golf Club (B), Bray Park Campground (C), Mount Kato Ski Area (D), Lime Siding (E), Mankato Golf Club (F), Welsh Heritage Farms (G), Terrace View Golf Course (H), Daly Park Campground (I), South Bend Volunteer Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blue Earth County include: Lincoln Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Redeemer Church (C), Our Saviors Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), Bearford United Methodist Church (F), Saint John's Lutheran Church (G), Sterling Church (H), Medo Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Lincoln Cemetery (1), North Saint Johns Cemetery (2), Oak Grove Cemetery (3), Ohio Cemetery (4), Old Willow Creek Cemetery (5), Beauford Cemetery (6), Peace Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Armstrong Lake (A), Ballantyne Lake (B), Wita Lake (C), Strom Lake (D), Severson Lake (E), Reinke Slough (F), Porter Lake (G), Perch Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Le Sueur River (A), Perch Creek (B), Cobb River (C), Spring Branch Creek (D), Bull Run Creek (E), Maple River (F), Watonwan River (G), Wells Creek (H), Willow Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Blue Earth County include: Gage State Wildlife Management Area (1), Hobza State Wildlife Management Area (2), Lost Marsh State Wildlife Management Area (3), Minneopa State Park (4), Pick State Wildlife Management Area (5), Rapidan County Park (6), Stokman State Wildlife Management Area (7), Daly Park (8), Bray Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brown County , Faribault County , Le Sueur County , Martin County , Nicollet County , Waseca County , Watonwan County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,105
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,628 (40% naturalized citizens)

Blue Earth County:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 688
  • 1990 to 1994: 219
  • 1985 to 1989: 198
  • 1980 to 1984: 266
  • 1975 to 1979: 48
  • 1970 to 1974: 48
  • 1970 to 1974: 39
  • 1965 to 1969: 122

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.8%

Blue Earth County marital status for males Blue Earth County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Blue Earth County with a mortgage: 7,054 (838 second mortgage, 1,187 home equity loan, 37 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,349

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Blue Earth County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,0939
Mainline Protestant12,50828
Evangelical Protestant10,65034
Other1,4684
None26,294-
Blue Earth County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Blue Earth County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Blue Earth County:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 59
This county:

9.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Blue Earth County:

5.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Blue Earth County:

27.3%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.7%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Blue Earth County:

Average size of farms: 361 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $186,960
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $274.90
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.57%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $161,937
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,590
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.32
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.18%
Corn for grain: 176541 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 763 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 165342 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,860 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 29 acres

Tornado activity:

Blue Earth County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 3034087.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/14/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Earth County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from Blue Earth County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 155.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 181.6 miles away from Blue Earth County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Blue Earth County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (7%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Laos (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Blue Earth County (%):

  • German (48%)
  • Norwegian (14%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Polish (2%)

Blue Earth County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,752 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 3,223 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 424 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 23 (0%)
  • Taxi: 47 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 51 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 119 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,783 (6%)
  • Other means: 92 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,360 (4%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Blue Earth County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 3,056 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 482 people in nursing homes
  • 158 people in religious group quarters
  • 120 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 99 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 69 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 48 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Blue Earth County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 3,328 people in college/university student housing
  • 391 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 347 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 264 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,342.

8.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.42% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($21,456 average AGI)
2.04% relocated from other states ($8,536 average AGI)
Blue Earth County:

2.04%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nicollet County, MN  1.82% ($37,176 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($7,682)
from Le Sueur County, MN  0.41% ($29,245)
from Dakota County, MN  0.26% ($32,279)
from Waseca County, MN  0.26% ($36,721)
from Faribault County, MN  0.25% ($30,900)
from Brown County, MN  0.20% ($31,333)


9.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.00%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.53% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($22,834 average AGI)
2.47% relocated to other states ($10,135 average AGI)
Blue Earth County:

2.47%
Minnesota average:

2.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nicollet County, MN  1.75% ($34,046 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($29,000)
to Waseca County, MN  0.44% ($33,714)
to Dakota County, MN  0.41% ($24,898)
to Le Sueur County, MN  0.33% ($39,253)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.25% ($28,933)
to Faribault County, MN  0.24% ($21,526)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Blue Earth County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Blue Earth County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Blue Earth County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 8,805 (7,573 aged, 1,232 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.74
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16035.81
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 303.090
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46875.93

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1121.830
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 801.310
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.51

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63.24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103.390

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.51

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 64.5
  • Other - 44.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 59,484

Size of family households: 6,589 2-persons, 3,071 3-persons, 2,571 4-persons, 1,191 5-persons, 376 6-persons, 223 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,729 1-person, 2,118 2-persons, 739 3-persons, 591 4-persons, 201 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

9,054 married couples with children.
2,376 single-parent households (568 men, 1,808 women).

94.8% of residents of Blue Earth County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $284,697,000 ($4959 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,888,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $119,668,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $52,370,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $17,222,000
Federal grants: $60,376,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,325,000 ($49,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $29,735,000 ($7,793,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,532,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,946,000
Federal Government insurance: $94,177,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,536
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,265
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +568
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +339
Here +6 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Blue Earth County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.23 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 347
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,466
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,825
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,301
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,300
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,399
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,325
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,101
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,695
Rooms in houses/apartments in Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 112
  • 3 rooms: 301
  • 4 rooms: 1,016
  • 5 rooms: 2,634
  • 6 rooms: 2,652
  • 7 rooms: 2,553
  • 8 rooms: 2,245
  • 9+ rooms: 2,471
  • 1 room: 328
  • 2 rooms: 795
  • 3 rooms: 1,542
  • 4 rooms: 2,215
  • 5 rooms: 960
  • 6 rooms: 604
  • 7 rooms: 313
  • 8 rooms: 185
  • 9+ rooms: 132
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 398
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,962
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,654
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,308
  • 5+ bedrooms: 654
  • no bedroom: 353
  • 1 bedroom: 2,383
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,753
  • 3 bedrooms: 979
  • 4 bedrooms: 484
  • 5+ bedrooms: 122
Cars and other vehicles available in Blue Earth County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 412
  • 1 vehicle: 3,550
  • 2 vehicles: 6,575
  • 3 vehicles: 2,530
  • 4 vehicles: 644
  • 5+ vehicles: 277
  • no vehicle: 1,122
  • 1 vehicle: 2,930
  • 2 vehicles: 1,992
  • 3 vehicles: 577
  • 4 vehicles: 272
  • 5+ vehicles: 181

53% of Blue Earth County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Minnesota.

Blue Earth County:

52.7%
State average:

58.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $96,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Blue Earth County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.3%)
  • Electricity (2.9%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (58.4%)
  • Electricity (27.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.3%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 655
Here:

12.4%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 321
Here:

10.2%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 743
Here:

7.9%
Minnesota:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Blue Earth County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $13,728,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $8,038,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,313,000
    Police Protection: $2,582,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,566,000
    General - Other: $2,273,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,858,000
    Financial Administration: $1,765,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,605,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,480,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,236,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,133,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,105,000
    Libraries: $972,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $885,000
    Health - Other: $864,000
    Parks and Recreation: $390,000
    Housing and Community Development: $310,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $213,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $1,519,000
    Regular Highways: $674,000
    General Public Building: $506,000
    Police Protection: $300,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $101,000
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000
    Corrections - Other: $49,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $27,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,000
    Libraries: $11,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,306,000

Blue Earth County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,725,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $436,000
    All Other: $176,000
    Highways: $166,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $758,000
    Highways: $379,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,134,000
    Rents: $905,000
    Special Assessments: $742,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $399,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $100,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,110,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,889,000
    Public Welfare: $3,793,000
    All Other: $1,537,000
    Health and Hospitals: $426,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,646,000
    Other License: $239,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $218,000
    NEC: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000

Blue Earth County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,051,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,041,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,036,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000

Blue Earth County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,822,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Blue Earth County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Blue Earth County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED256$135,672350$140,4771,520$149,80197$66,23712$1,177,833156$122,12817$40,588
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$185,75015$91,333122$156,6975$140,4000$04$156,7505$53,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$116,64355$108,582336$152,30735$32,1431$1,370,00017$101,82416$82,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$148,09144$147,568287$162,15315$50,9330$011$132,9094$140,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$83,00024$157,41782$152,53716$52,1250$02$90,0001$45,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED73$174,78176$169,816
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$141,69221$152,714
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$114,2002$143,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$130,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$207,0001$400,000
Most common first names in Blue Earth County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John33977.1 years
Mary28881.1 years
William25177.0 years
Robert23973.3 years
George20378.6 years
Margaret20282.2 years
Anna17387.3 years
Harold16577.6 years
Helen15982.6 years
James15569.6 years
Most common last names in Blue Earth County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson25979.0 years
Anderson17178.9 years
Jones14181.0 years
Nelson12679.3 years
Peterson12180.0 years
Miller11879.2 years
Smith8979.4 years
Olson8977.6 years
Larson8277.3 years
Hanson6281.9 years
Businesses in Blue Earth County, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Bryant1
AT&T1Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
AmericInn1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets13
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's2McDonald's3
Ashley Furniture1Menards1
AutoZone1Microtel1
Bakers Square1Motherhood Maternity2
Barnes & Noble1New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike9
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings2OfficeMax1
Burger King1Old Country Buffet1
Caribou Coffee2Old Navy1
Carson Pirie Scott1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Chipotle2Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Plato's Closet1
Curves2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen5Red Lobster1
Deb1SAS Shoes1
Discount Tire1Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza2Sears2
DressBarn1Slumberland1
Dressbarn1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx9Starbucks1
Finish Line1Subway6
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop2T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Hollister Co.1True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul3
Honda1UPS8
Hot Topic1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless3
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York2Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens3
KFC2Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's1
Kroger1Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1

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