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Long Prairie, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Long Prairie had a population of 3,519 as of July 1, 2017. Long Prairie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Long Prairie is located at latitude 45.9758 and longitude -94.8613 in Todd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Long Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Todd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Long Prairie (GNIS ID: 2395758) 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 Long 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 Long Prairie: City of Long Prairie.

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


Total Population 3,519
Daytime Population: Workers 3,112
Daytime Population: Residents 1,999
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,111
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 3,388
Population in Familes 2,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 1,295
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $42,302
Average Household Income $55,250
Per Capita Income $21,061


Total Housing Units 1,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 745 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 557 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $114,122
Average Home Value $123,320


Total Households 1,302
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 826
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 0.19% -0.09%
Households 0.05% -0.08%
Families 0.12% -0.15%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Long Prairie, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long 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 # 189 79th
Population Density # 180 80th
Diversity Index # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 784 13th
Per Capita Income # 862 5th

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