Faribault, MN


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Faribault is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 23,650 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Faribault is the 41st largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Faribault is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Faribault is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Faribault who work in office and administrative support (12.34%), sales jobs (9.05%), and food service (6.82%).

The education level of Faribault citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.08% of adults 25 and older in Faribault have a college degree.

The per capita income in Faribault in 2010 was $22,774, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,096 for a family of four. However, Faribault contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Faribault is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Faribault home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Faribault residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Faribault also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Faribault include Norwegian, Irish, French , and Czech.

The most common language spoken in Faribault is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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