Rice County MN Information


Rice County Subdivisions

Rice County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 66,489
Population in Households 59,232
Population in Familes 48,095
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,257
Population Density1 134
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 23,338
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 15,788
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,380 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,958 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,097 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $208,910
Average Home Value $246,402


Median Household Income $65,808
Average Household Income $82,056
Per Capita Income $29,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.5%
Households 0.62% 0.6%
Families 0.53% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
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, 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 # 14 85th
Population Density1 # 12 87th
Diversity Index2 # 13 86th
Median Household Income # 12 87th
Per Capita Income # 28 69th

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