Parkers Prairie, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Parkers Prairie, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Parkers Prairie had a population of 1,037 as of July 1, 2016. Parkers Prairie ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parkers Prairie is located at latitude 46.1528 and longitude -95.3298 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parkers Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,467 feet.

The City of Parkers Prairie (GNIS ID: 2396151) 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 Parkers Prairie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parkers Prairie: Parker's Prairie.

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Parkers Prairie, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,037
Population in Households 981
Population in Familes 766
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 853
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 442
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 322 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $114,615
Average Home Value $143,203


Median Household Income $32,972
Average Household Income $46,944
Per Capita Income $20,268
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.46%
Households 0.52% 0.49%
Families 1.37% 0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Parkers Prairie, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parkers Prairie to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 357 61st
Population Density1 # 343 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 853 6th
Median Household Income # 884 2nd
Per Capita Income # 861 5th

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