Rice County MN Information


Rice County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 66,489
Daytime Population: Workers 31,311
Daytime Population: Residents 28,888
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 60,199
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 59,232
Population in Familes 48,095
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,257
Population Density2 134
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $65,808
Average Household Income $82,056
Per Capita Income $29,861


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


Total Households 23,338
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 15,788
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 0.5% 0.5%
Households 0.62% 0.6%
Families 0.53% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   3.22%


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 Density # 12 87th
Diversity Index # 13 86th
Median Household Income # 12 87th
Per Capita Income # 28 69th

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