City of Faribault Minnesota

City of Faribault Minnesota

City of Faribault Minnesota

Faribault Minnesota

Faribault Minnesota is in Rice County in Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Rice County. It is 50 miles south of The Twin Cities. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area that has 3.52 million residents. Faribault is located at the confluence of the Cannon and Straight Rivers.

Faribault is one of the most historic communities in Minnesota. It had settlements and commercial activity predating Minnesota’s establishment as a U.S. Territory. It was originally occupied by the Dakotah and Wahpekute bands tribes but was given out by the Ojibwe.

It was named after Jean-Baptiste Faribault who was married to a Dahotah woman – Pelagie Linzie Haines. His mastery of the Indian languages and his good relationship with them helped ensure the safe travel for settlers and success of the trading post. The Dakota called the trading post “Adek” for Alex (Alexander Faribault).

Elko was originally a railway village in 1858. The merger of Elko and New Market was done in 2007.

Is Faribault rated as a good place to live? rated Faribault Minnesota the rating of an “B- “. It was high marks for many categories.

Some general information I have found about Faribault, Minnesota.

Some information about Faribault, Minnesota. The population is 23,905, the unemployment rate is 4.2%, the median income is $50,428, the median age is 37.1 and median home price is $247,300. Those are just a few reasons why Faribault Minnesota real estate is in high demand.

How are the schools in Faribault, Minnesota?

Faribault Minnesota is served by…

Faribault Public Schools. rated it an “C”. This school district has 3.506 students. Teacher to student ratio of 13 to 1. For more information visit

My conclusion

To summarize, I have found Faribault to be a popular city. Importantly, a rural feel, it is rich in history, has a wonderful downtown, has lots of parks, rivers and lakes, high marks for safety and low crime and features a high quality of life. In short, I suggest considering Faribault if you are planning on moving to the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.


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