Faribault County is located in south-central Minnesota. The County Seat is Blue Earth and the largest city is Blue Earth. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.faribault.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,192 and the 2010 census population was 14,553. The land area is 712.48 square miles and there are 20.4 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 89.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $85,800, there are 6,331 households, an average of 2.22 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,065, the median household income is $44,264, and 12.8% of the persons in Faribault County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,616. Retail sales (in $1000) were $116,717, and sales per capita were $7,861. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.4%.
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