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Welcome to Faribault ...

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

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

The pronunciation of Faribault: FAYR-boh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Faribault has a population of 23,851 people<3> (see below for details).

Faribault was established in 1826.

The community of Faribault is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Faribault is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Faribault: 55021<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Faribault had a population of 23,352 people (which is 36.41% of the total population of Rice County). This makes Faribault the county's most populous community.

The population of Faribault represents 0.44% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,352 people, the population of Faribault increased 12.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,818 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Faribault had an population of 23,851 people. This is an increase of 2.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.57% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Faribault.

Communities Also Named Faribault ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Faribault - it's located in Quebec.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Faribault.

Websites for Faribault ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 Faribault. 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 Faribault. 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 Faribault. Our list includes 12 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Faribault ...

Looking for more information about Faribault? 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 Faribault, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Faribault.

Communities near Faribault ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Owatonna   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the South (S) of Faribault

Located in Steele County

Northfield   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Faribault

Waseca   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Faribault

Located in Waseca County

Elko New Market   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Faribault

Located in Scott County

Rice Lake   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Faribault

Located in Steele County

Lonsdale   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Faribault

Montgomery   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Faribault

Located in Le Sueur County

Waterville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Faribault

Located in Le Sueur County

Kenyon   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Faribault

Located in Goodhue County

Dundas   [Map]

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Minnesota:

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Faribault. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Faribault.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Faribault - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 Faribault). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Faribault or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Faribault) 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 Faribault. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Faribault

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Faribault. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2995, Longitude: -93.2788     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Faribault have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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