La Prairie, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 671 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.9%
 
Males: 342  (51.1%)
Females: 329  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  32.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55744.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,301 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
La Prairie:

$50,301
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,759 (it was $18,632 in 2000)

La Prairie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,818 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
La Prairie:

$135,818
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $136,891; Detached houses: $138,560; Mobile homes: $86,240

Median gross rent in 2013: $646.

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  • Races in La Prairie, MN (2010)

    La Prairie races chart
    • 60490.8%White alone
    • 324.8%Two or more races
    • 192.9%American Indian alone
    • 60.9%Hispanic
    • 40.6%Black alone

Races in La Prairie detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in La Prairie: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.0%), German (16.8%), Norwegian (10.5%), English (8.0%), French (6.6%), Irish (6.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 590 people per square mile   (low).

La Prairie,MN real estate house value index trend

La Prairie, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in La Prairie:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Prairie city:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,301 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,251 (0.9%)

La Prairie satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.23 N, Longitude: 93.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

La Prairie household income distribution La Prairie home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+54.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in La Prairie: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in La Prairie, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

La Prairie-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 68% 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.

Earthquake activity:

La Prairie-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.2 miles away from La Prairie center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 188.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 353.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from La Prairie center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 338.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Prairie topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • GRAND ITASCA CLINIC AND HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (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: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 70 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Lake Superior College (about 71 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 72 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 73 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 76 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 119 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)

Public high schools in La Prairie:

Public elementary/middle schools in La Prairie:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 37.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 7.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.4%
(26.4% for White Non-Hispanic 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
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:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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 significantly below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Minnesota average:

10.7

La Prairie travel time to work - commute La Prairie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,48513
Evangelical Protestant6,48249
Mainline Protestant6,37430
Other3404
Orthodox301
None23,347-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Itasca County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

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

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Itasca County:

27.4%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,151$37,8120$0
Other Government Administration 6$1,225$2,4500$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,111$37,3320$0
Totals for Government 8$7,487$11,2310$0

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $66,000 ($98.36)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $137,000 ($204.17)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($49.18)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($46.20)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($44.71)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($25.34)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($14.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,000 ($11.92)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($11.92)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($7.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($4.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($2.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($43.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($28.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $92,000 ($137.11)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($34.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($2.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($4.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $59,000 ($87.93)
    General Revenue, NEC: $43,000 ($64.08)
    Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($53.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($50.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $66,000 ($98.36)
  • Tax - Property: $229,000 ($341.28)
    NEC: $17,000 ($25.34)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($7.45)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $540,000 ($804.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $60,000 ($89.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $325,000 ($484.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $155,000 ($231.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $405,000 ($603.58)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $355,000 ($529.06)

4.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Louis County, MN  0.75% ($36,547 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($48,809)
from Anoka County, MN  0.13% ($43,000)


4.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Louis County, MN  0.82% ($27,643 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.31% ($26,943)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.22% ($22,514)

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 persons involved: 1
Mar 9, 1979 03:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 16, 1978 07:30 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 7,900Total average daily traffic
  • 869Total average daily truck traffic

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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