Blue Earth, Minnesota Population 2021

3,070
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Blue Earth is a city located in Faribault County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Faribault County. With a 2020 population of 3,070, it is the 207th largest city in Minnesota and the 6182nd largest city in the United States . Blue Earth is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -8.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,353 in 2010. Blue Earth reached it's highest population of 4,200 in 1960. Spanning over 3 miles, Blue Earth has a population density of 968 people per square mile.

The average household income in Blue Earth is $54,185 with a poverty rate of 11.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $562 per month, and the median house value is $82,700. The median age in Blue Earth is 51.3 years, 43.6 years for males, and 57.1 years for females.

Blue Earth Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Blue Earth was:

  • White: 97.20%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.67%
  • Two or more races: 0.54%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Blue Earth, Minnesota is 3,070 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,127.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,353.

Blue Earth, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,05097.20%
Some Other Race371.18%
Black or African American210.67%
Two or More Races170.54%
Asian70.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.19%
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Blue Earth Population by Race

Blue Earth Population Pyramid $2021

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Blue Earth Median Age

51.3


Total

43.6


Male

57.1


Female

Blue Earth Adults

There are 2,564 adults, (926 of whom are seniors) in Blue Earth.

Blue Earth Age Dependency

91.6

Age Dependency Ratio

56.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Earth Sex Ratio

Female

1,659

52.87%

Male

1,479

47.13%

Blue Earth Population by Age

Blue Earth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blue Earth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.6%13.4%
Male72%28%
All66.8%33.2%
Female56%44%
Non Family51.3%48.7%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blue Earth Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5461.9166.8
Non Family7811.1951.3
Married6402.7686.6
Female752.3256
Male501.6472

2.62

Average Family Size

1.91

Average Household Size

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Blue Earth Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1144.65%
9th to 12th Grade441.79%
High School Graduate1,00440.95%
Some College50320.51%
Associates Degree38115.54%
Bachelors Degree29912.19%
Graduate Degree1074.36%
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Blue Earth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blue Earth Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,2092,124399
Hispanic197124
2+ Races1717
Black1616
Other Race1212
Asian777
Native American66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Blue Earth Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,755$40,707$22,092
Less Than 9th Grade$16,964$$11,607
High School Graduate$23,846$37,955$13,519
Some College$32,261$42,656$30,818
Bachelors Degree$47,847$55,724$46,250
Graduate Degree$59,597$67,734$

$32,755

Average Earnings

$40,707

Average Male

$22,092

Average Female

Blue Earth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blue Earth Language by Age

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Blue Earth Language

93.04% of Blue Earth residents speak only English, while 6.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.33% of the population.

Blue Earth Language

Blue Earth Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,5652529.82%
Hispanic3298224.92%

11.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.13%

Male Poverty Rate

13.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Earth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Earth is Hispanic, with 24.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Earth is White, with 9.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.61%.

Blue Earth Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College12.72%
High School12.05%
Less Than 9th Grade3.94%
Bachelors or Greater2.26%

Blue Earth Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed10.30%
Male Employed2.79%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Blue Earth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blue Earth Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,250$54,185
Families$74,338$77,936
Married Families$79,924-
Non Families$24,464$30,474
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Income by Household Type

Blue Earth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Blue Earth Married by Age and Sex

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Blue Earth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Blue Earth Marital Status by Race

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Blue Earth Marital Status

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185

Number of Veterans

179

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam65
Korea41
World War II36
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War5

Blue Earth Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+99
65 to 7466
35 to 5420
55 to 64
18 to 34

Blue Earth Veterans by Age

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Blue Earth Veterans by Race

Blue Earth Veterans by Education

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6.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Earth Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Blue Earth Employment by Age

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Blue Earth Employment by Race

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Blue Earth Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.85%

Born in Blue Earth

96.24%

Native Born

3.76%

Foreign Born

2.58%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.24% of Blue Earth residents were born in the United States, with 69.85% having been born in Minnesota. 2.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Blue Earth Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,070-19-0.62%
20203,089-19-0.61%
20193,108-19-0.61%
20183,127-5-0.16%
20173,132-23-0.73%
20163,155-25-0.79%
20153,180-29-0.90%
20143,209-3-0.09%
20133,212-17-0.53%
20123,229-69-2.09%
20113,298-4-0.12%
20103,302-319-0.92%
20003,621-124-0.34%
19903,745-387-0.98%
19804,1321670.41%
19703,965-235-0.57%
19604,2003570.89%
19503,8431410.37%
19403,7028182.53%
19302,8843161.17%
19202,568-332-0.61%
19002,9000.00%

Blue Earth Population by Year