Rice Lake, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rice Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Rice Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 248 as of July 1, 2017. Rice Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Rice Lake is located at latitude 47.3883 and longitude -95.5244 in Clearwater County. The formal boundaries for the Rice Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Clearwater County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The Rice Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393208) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rice Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of La Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clearwater County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rice Lake 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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Rice Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 248
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 168
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 248
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $34,444
Average Household Income $51,230
Per Capita Income $18,047


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $98,529
Average Home Value $167,623


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.75% 0.87%
Households 0.75% 1.03%
Families 1.23% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.77%

Rice Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rice Lake 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 # 647 29th
Population Density # 891 2nd
Diversity Index # 24 97th
Median Household Income # 885 2nd
Per Capita Income # 897 1st

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