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

The community of Mankato is the Seat for Blue Earth County.

Blue Earth County was founded in 1853.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Blue Earth had a population of 61,010 people. This is an increase of 9.06% since the last Census (which gave a population of 55,941 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Blue Earth represented 1.14% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201064,013+14.43%+4.92% since 2009
200961,010+9.06%+0.66% since 2008
200860,608+8.34%+1.06% since 2007
200055,941The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Blue Earth County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Blue Earth County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Mankato   36,50032,42712.56% increase  
Lake Crystal   2,6152,4208.06% increase  
Eagle Lake   2,3551,78731.79% increase  
Mapleton   1,6731,6780.3% decrease  
Madison Lake   96383715.05% increase  

Websites for Blue Earth County

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

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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