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Welcome to Blue Earth ...

The city of Blue Earth is located in Faribault County and is the County Seat for Faribault County.

The location of Blue Earth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Blue Earth has a population of 3,133 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Blue Earth was named Blue Earth City before it was changed to Blue Earth.

Blue Earth is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Blue Earth lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Blue Earth: (507)

The ZIP code for Blue Earth: 56013<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blue Earth had a population of 3,353 people (or 23.04% of the total population of Faribault County). This makes Blue Earth the county's most populous community.

The population of Blue Earth represents 0.06% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 194th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,353 people, the population of Blue Earth decreased 7.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,621 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Blue Earth had an population of 3,133 people. This is a decrease of 6.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.48% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blue Earth.

Websites for Blue Earth ...

Official Website: www.be.blue-earth.mn.us/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blue Earth. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue Earth. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Earth. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Blue Earth:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue Earth ...

Looking for more information about Blue Earth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blue Earth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blue Earth.

Communities near Blue Earth ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fairmont   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the West (W) of Blue Earth

Located in Martin County

Wells   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Blue Earth

Winnebago   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Blue Earth

Buffalo Center   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Blue Earth

Located in Winnebago County (IA)

Minnesota Lake   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Blue Earth

Elmore   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Blue Earth

Amboy   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Blue Earth

Located in Blue Earth County

Bricelyn   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Blue Earth

Granada   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Blue Earth

Located in Martin County

Lakota   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Blue Earth

Located in Kossuth County (IA)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Blue Earth.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blue Earth: www.be.blue-earth.mn.us/

The official website for Faribault County: www.co.faribault.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue Earth.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Earth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Blue Earth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blue Earth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Earth) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue Earth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Earth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Earth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6403, Longitude: -94.1008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Earth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 11 Nov 2019