La Prairie, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Prairie, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of La Prairie had a population of 693 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for La Prairie is located at latitude 47.23 and longitude -93.4914 in Itasca County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Itasca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,283 feet.

The City of La Prairie (GNIS ID: 2395572) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Prairie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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La Prairie, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 693
Daytime Population: Workers 809
Daytime Population: Residents 360
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,169
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 678
Population in Familes 554
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 417
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $57,411
Average Household Income $71,923
Per Capita Income $28,798


Total Housing Units 299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 234 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $159,756
Average Home Value $171,581


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.57% 0.54%
Households 0.5% 0.42%
Families 0.95% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

La Prairie, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Prairie to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 432 52nd
Population Density # 545 40th
Diversity Index # 328 64th
Median Household Income # 376 59th
Per Capita Income # 435 52nd

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