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Park Rapids, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Park Rapids had a population of 3,931 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Park Rapids is located at latitude 46.9177 and longitude -95.0596 in Hubbard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Park Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Hubbard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,440 feet.

The City of Park Rapids (GNIS ID: 2396147) 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 Park Rapids population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Park Rapids: City of Park Rapids.

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Park Rapids, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,931
Daytime Population: Workers 4,747
Daytime Population: Residents 1,962
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,709
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.71
Population in Households 3,812
Population in Familes 2,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density2 574
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $35,624
Average Household Income $56,532
Per Capita Income $27,346


Total Housing Units 2,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 928 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 954 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $142,982
Average Home Value $164,763


Total Households 1,882
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 957
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 0.6% 0.44%
Households 0.69% 0.49%
Families 0.79% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.95%

Park Rapids, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Park Rapids 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 # 175 81st
Population Density # 450 50th
Diversity Index # 290 68th
Median Household Income # 869 4th
Per Capita Income # 534 41st

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