Faribault boasts a vibrant business community, excellent educational opportunities, and a wide variety of recreational and cultural offerings, combining to make the community a great place to visit, work, and live.
Faribault: Named after its founder, Alexander Faribault
Location: On Interstate 35, 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area
Population: 23,352 (2010 Census)
Form of government: Council-Administrator
Home to: Faribault Energy Park, Faribault Foods/Butter Kernel products, Faribault Woolen Mills, Jennie-O Turkey Store plant, Minnesota Correctional Facility- Faribault, Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Sellner Manufacturing (maker of the "Tilt-a-Whirl"), Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, Tree Frog Music Festival, Turkey Store products, and more!
Land Area: 12.86 square miles
Elevation: 1,015.55 feet above mean sea level (at City Hall)
Within one-hour of: Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Rochester and the Mayo Clinic, Mall of America, 8 State Parks and more than 100 recreational lakes, Iowa and Wisconsin borders.