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Population in 2012: 663 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 

Males: 335  (50.6%)
Females: 328  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  41.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55744.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,857 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
La Prairie:

$47,857
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,582

La Prairie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $129,003 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
La Prairie:

$129,003
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $138,887; Detached houses: $143,195; Mobile homes: $57,750

Median gross rent in 2012: $592.

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  • White alone - 604 (90.8%)
  • Two or more races - 32 (4.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Prairie: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.7%), United States (16.0%), Norwegian (11.4%), English (11.2%), French (6.7%), Irish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 583 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in La Prairie:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Prairie city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,250 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,096 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (71.9 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (156.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (469.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grand Rapids, MN (1.3 miles ), Coleraine, MN (2.3 miles ), Bovey, MN (2.5 miles ), Cohasset, MN (2.5 miles ), Taconite, MN (3.0 miles ), Marble, MN (3.4 miles ), Calumet, MN (3.5 miles ), Warba, MN (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $151,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $235,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $98,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 47.23 N, Longitude: 93.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+54.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (55%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

La Prairie-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the La Prairie city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 41.6 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Itasca County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near La Prairie:

  • ACCESS HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MN)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - GRAND RAPIDS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MN)
  • EVERGREEN TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Prairie:

  • Bemidji State University (about 68 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 70 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lake Superior College (about 71 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 72 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 73 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 76 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 119 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)

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Church in La Prairie: Split Hand Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in La Prairie: Ryan Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Itasca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.6%
(29.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in La Prairie, MN

14 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in homes for the physically handicapped in 2000
3 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

La Prairie compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in La Prairie (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Coleraine: The La Prairie Bank Branch at 1220 East Highway 169, branch established on 1981/09/17. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $74.2 mil, Deposits: $67.9 mil, headquarters in Coleraine, MN, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Jan-Mar Corp.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for La Prairie city (based on Itasca County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.50%
Here58.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist Church
Adherents49.8%18.2%12.3%6.4%3.1%
Congregations18.3%16.9%8.5%14.1%5.6%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.6%1.3%1.1%4.5%
Congregations5.6%4.2%2.8%2.8%21.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Itasca County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Itasca County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
This county:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Itasca County:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Itasca County:

27.4%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,343$40,1160$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$2,214
Sewerage 1$3,281$39,3721$704
Totals for Government 2$6,624$39,74411$2,918

La Prairie government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $66,000 ($99.55)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $137,000 ($206.64)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($49.77)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($46.76)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($45.25)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($25.64)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($15.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,000 ($12.07)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($12.07)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($7.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($4.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($3.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($43.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($28.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $92,000 ($138.76)

La Prairie government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($34.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($3.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($4.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $59,000 ($88.99)
    General Revenue, NEC: $43,000 ($64.86)
    Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($54.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($51.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $66,000 ($99.55)
  • Tax - Property: $229,000 ($345.40)
    NEC: $17,000 ($25.64)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($7.54)

La Prairie government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $540,000 ($814.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $60,000 ($90.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $325,000 ($490.20)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $155,000 ($233.79)

La Prairie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $405,000 ($610.86)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $355,000 ($535.44)

4.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Louis County, MN  0.76% ($34,520 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($42,508)
from Anoka County, MN  0.24% ($44,308)


4.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Louis County, MN  0.93% ($29,425 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.43% ($34,486)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.21% ($37,294)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Prairie:

  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Prairie:

  • KMFY (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAXE (91.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: NORTHERN COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • K236AD (95.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K281AB (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K297AD (107.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KGPZ (96.1 FM; COLERAINE, MN; Owner: LATTO NORTHLAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBAJ (105.5 FM; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WTBX (93.9 FM; HIBBING, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WUSZ (99.9 FM; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K209DS (89.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Prairie:

  • K29EB (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K61BH (Channel 61; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K59BQ (Channel 59; DEER RIVER, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • WIRT (Channel 13; HIBBING, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)

La Prairie fatal accident list:

Sep 20, 1990 11:34 PM, 2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 9, 1979 03:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 16, 1978 07:30 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 7,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 869


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Karen Stoner, Ne 1/4 Of Se 1/4, Section 30, Itasca County, Mn (Lat: 47.216667 Lon: -93.427861), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Karen Stoner, Ne 1/4 Of Se 1/4, Section 30, Itasca County, Mn (Lat: 47.216667 Lon: -93.427861), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9067745839, Kstoner@minnesotatowers.Com, N3054 FUMEE LAKE DRIVE
  • Brian Meier, Ne 1/4 Of Se 1/4, Section 30, Itasca County, Mn (Lat: 47.216667 Lon: -93.427861), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6302218500, Brianm@centralstatestower.Com, 323 S. HALE STREET
  • Lottie L Thompson, Ne 1/4 Of Se 1/4, Section 30, Itasca County, Mn (Lat: 47.216667 Lon: -93.427861), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Christopher B Page, Ne 1/4 Of Se 1/4, Section 30, Itasca County, Mn (311206) (Lat: 47.216639 Lon: -93.427861), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 91.7 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Christopher B Page, Ne 1/4 Of Se 1/4, Section 30, Itasca County, Mn (311206) (Lat: 47.216639 Lon: -93.427861), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 91.7 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Bridget Carter, Ne 1/4 Of Se 1/4, Section 30, Itasca County, Mn (311206) (Lat: 47.216639 Lon: -93.427861), Type: 93.0, Structure height: 27061 m, Overall height: 91.7 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

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