Rice County MN Information


Rice County Subdivisions

Rice County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 66,044
Population in Households 58,757
Population in Familes 47,716
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,287
Population Density1 133
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 23,245
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 15,727
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,422 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,823 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,196 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $210,469
Average Home Value $245,794


Median Household Income $61,832
Average Household Income $77,012
Per Capita Income $28,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.42%
Households 0.66% 0.55%
Families 0.56% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.


Rice County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rice County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents 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 # 14 85th
Population Density1 # 12 87th
Diversity Index2 # 11 89th
Median Household Income # 12 87th
Per Capita Income # 38 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.