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 1,059 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Parkers Prairie, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,059
Daytime Population: Workers 668
Daytime Population: Residents 577
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,245
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 1,003
Population in Familes 783
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 872
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $34,877
Average Household Income $47,964
Per Capita Income $20,578


Total Housing Units 481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $122,619
Average Home Value $148,994


Total Households 448
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 274
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 0.64% 0.49%
Households 0.63% 0.53%
Families 1.38% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.77%

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, 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 # 355 61st
Population Density # 338 63rd
Diversity Index # 847 6th
Median Household Income # 880 3rd
Per Capita Income # 869 4th

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