Faribault is a place where small town pride and big city opportunities can still be found.
You can find us along Interstate 35 in the beautiful lake country of southern Minnesota, just 30 minutes south of the Twin Cities, enjoying the numerous resorts and recreational opportunities at our door.
Faribault is a growing community of nearly 30,000 citizens named after it’s founder Alexander Faribault who established a fur trading post here in 1844 where the Cannon River meets the beautiful limestone bluffed Straight River. Proud of it’s roots, our small town pride can be seen in our vibrant historic downtown and older neighborhoods, while our big city opportunities are evident in the well-planned new housing developments,growing industrial parks, and commercial expansion.
Our small town pride can be seen in the hanging flower baskets and attractive signs and banners accenting our historic
downtown area. Faribault is home to nationally prominent Shattuck-St. Mary’s School and the State Academies for the Deaf and the Blind. These vibrant campuses are wonderful historical reminders that connect us with our past.
Whether you plan to spend your whole life in Faribault or just an afternoon browsing our antique stores, visiting a local apple orchard, or enjoying a dip in the area lakes, we’re sure you’ll agree – our small town pride and big city opportunities will make you feel right at home in Faribault.
FARIBAULT FAST FACTS
Named after founder Alexander Faribault – Founded: 1852
Location: On I-35, 35 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area
Land Area: 13.402 square miles
Elevation: 1,015.55 feet above mean sea level (at City Hall)
2014 Projection 29,891
2009 Estimate 28,829
2000 Census 27,347
1990 Census 23,647
Growth 2009-2014 3.68%
Growth 2000-2009 5.42%
Growth 1990-2000 15.65%
Projected growth 4.8% by 2011
Population by Race Classification (2009 Estimate)
89.5% are White Alone, 2.7% are Black or African Am. Alone, 0.7% are Am.
Indian and Alaska Nat. Alone, 1.7% are Asian Alone,, 3.7% are Some Other Race, and 1.6% are Two or More Races
Estimated Household Income: $61,641
Number of Households by 2011: 10,847
Faribault Public School District Enrollment: as of October 1, 2009: 4135
Sources: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Faribault Daily News ,
Faribault Public Schools and Claritas
Jennie-O Turkey Store 600
Faribault Public Schools 479
Minnesota Correctional Facility 450
McQuay International 400
Faribault Foods, Inc. 320
Rice County Offices 300
Cenneidigh Inc. 250
Minnesota State Academies 200
Met-Con Companies 200
Crown Cork & Seal 195
IFP Custom Processing 150
Genova Products 150
Shattuck-St.Mary’s School 139
Allina Medical Clinic 135
KGP Logistics 130
Tru-Vue, Inc. 115
City of Faribault 115
District One Hospital 111
Based on membership information and best data available
The following links will tell you more about Faribault. Please contact the chamber office with any specific questions. We are very happy to assist you.
City of Faribault website – www.faribault.org