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Pelican Rapids, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Pelican Rapids had a population of 2,570 as of July 1, 2019. Pelican Rapids ranks in 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 Pelican Rapids is located at latitude 46.5708 and longitude -96.0831 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pelican Rapids encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The City of Pelican Rapids (GNIS ID: 2396173) 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.

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

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Pelican Rapids, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pelican Rapids, MN Housing Affordability Index is 179
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Pelican Rapids, MN Wealth Index is 44
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,570 (100%)
Population in Households 2,512 (97.7%)
Population in Families 2,037 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 58 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 1,024
Diversity Index2 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,281
Average Household Income $53,319
Per Capita Income $19,195
Wealth Index4 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,004 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 617 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $122,005
Housing Affordability Index3 179
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 932
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 596
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.46% 0.36%
Households 0.33% 0.3%
Families 0.5% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Pelican Rapids, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelican Rapids to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 230 75th
Population Density # 280 69th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 828 8th
Per Capita Income # 885 2nd

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