Who lives in Blue Earth?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 100 3.2%
5-9 years 162 5.1%
10-14 years 157 5.0%
15-17 years 162 5.1%
18-24 years 145 4.6%
25-34 years 366 11.6%
35-44 years 264 8.4%
45-54 years 368 11.7%
55-64 years 501 15.9%
65-74 years 377 12.0%
75-84 years 319 10.1%
85 years and older 225 7.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Male 1,570 49.9%
Female 1,576 50.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
White 3,063 97.4%
Of Color suppressed
Black or African American suppressed
American Indian and Alaskan Native suppressed
Asian or Pacific Islander suppressed
Other suppressed
Two or more races 53 1.7%
Hispanic or Latino 309 9.8%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 3,046 100.0%
English only 2,875 94.4%
Language other than English suppressed
Speaks English less than "very well" 114 3.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total population for whom disability status is determined 2,971 100.0%
Population with a disability 461 15.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Foreign-born residents 108 3.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 3,124 100.0%
Same residence 2,834 90.7%
Different residence in the U.S. 290 9.3%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed

What's Blue Earth's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 1,521 100.0%
Less than $35,000 581 38.2%
$35,000-$49,999 230 15.1%
$50,000-$74,999 268 17.6%
$75,000-$99,999 229 15.1%
$100,000 or more 213 14.0%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $47,860 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 2,925 100.0%
Less than $35,000 581 38.2%
With income below poverty 361 12.3%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 323 11.0%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 230 7.9%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 2,011 68.8%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 640 21.9%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) suppressed
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) suppressed
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) suppressed
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) suppressed
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) suppressed
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 343 11.7%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 2,971 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 134 4.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 1,664 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 143 8.6%
Occupied housing units 1,521 91.4%
Average household size 1.9
Owner-occupied 997 59.9%
Average household size 2.2
Renter-occupied 524 31.5%
Average household size 1.5
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later suppressed
1970-1999 503 30.2%
1940-1969 656 39.4%
1939 or earlier 481 28.9%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households (2014-2018)
Total households 1,521 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 798 52.5%
With children under 18 years 297 19.5%
Married-couple family households 668 43.9%
With children under 18 years 216 14.2%
Single-person family households 130 8.5%
With children under 18 years 81 5.3%
Nonfamily households 723 47.5%
Householder living alone 632 41.6%
65 years and over 298 19.6%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 336 22.1%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 593 39.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 706 46.4%
Moved in 2000-2009 365 24.0%
Moved in 1990-1999 170 11.2%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 170 11.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 1,498 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 368 24.6%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 997 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 133 13.3%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 501 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 235 46.9%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 501
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $495
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 114 7.5%
1 vehicle available 672 44.2%
2 vehicles available 545 35.8%
3 or more vehicles available 190 12.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 1,571 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 1,451 92.4%
Public transportation suppressed
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 120 7.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 1,545 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 914 59.2%
10-19 minutes 400 25.9%
20-29 minutes 98 6.3%
30 minutes or longer 133 8.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 2,420 100.0%
Less than high school 208 8.6%
High school diploma or GED 1,011 41.8%
Some college or associate’s degree 850 35.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 242 10.0%
Graduate or professional Degree 109 4.5%
High school graduate or higher 2,212 91.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 351 14.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 1,588 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 1,398 88.0%
Civilian labor force 1,433 100.0%
Unemployed suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 1,552 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 342 22.0%
Age 30 to 54 690 44.5%
Age 55 or older 520 33.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 510 32.9%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 564 36.4%
$40,000 or more per year 478 30.8%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 134 8.7%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation suppressed
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 25 1.6%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation suppressed
Construction 44 2.9%
Educational services 169 10.9%
Finance and insurance 45 2.9%
Health care and social assistance 312 20.1%
Information 38 2.4%
Management of companies and enterprises 11 0.7%
Manufacturing 233 15.0%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction suppressed
Other services (excluding public administration) 50 3.2%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 38 2.4%
Public administration 135 8.7%
Real estate and rental and leasing suppressed
Retail trade 192 12.4%
Transportation and warehousing 28 1.8%
Utilities 12 0.8%
Wholesale trade 44 2.8%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by race (2017)
White alone 1,493 96.2%
Black or African American alone suppressed
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 17 1.1%
Asian alone 17 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone suppressed
Two or more race groups 20 1.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 90 5.8%
High school or equivalent, no college 382 24.6%
Some college or associate degree 447 28.8%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 291 18.8%