Blue Earth County is located in south-central Minnesota. The County Seat is Mankato and the largest city is Mankato. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.blue-earth.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 65,385 and the 2010 census population was 64,013. The land area is 747.84 square miles and there are 85.6 persons per square mile.
92.5% of the population is White, 3.2% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 93.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 30.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $158,100, there are 24,476 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,380, the median household income is $49,935, and 19.2% of the persons in Blue Earth County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,998. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,211,463, and sales per capita were $20,200. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.5%.
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