Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 2,457 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 1,201  (48.9%)
Females: 1,256  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56572.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,190 (it was $27,232 in 2000)
Pelican Rapids:

$35,190
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,169 (it was $13,699 in 2000)

Pelican Rapids city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,127 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Pelican Rapids:

$87,127
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $192,148; Detached houses: $201,770; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,970; In 2-unit structures: $73,279; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,956; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $66,107; Mobile homes: $62,212; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $38,324

Median gross rent in 2013: $546.

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  • Races in Pelican Rapids, MN (2013)

    Pelican Rapids races chart
    • 1,53658.7%White alone
    • 55921.4%Hispanic
    • 32612.5%Black alone
    • 1596.1%Asian alone
    • 411.6%Two or more races
    • 130.5%American Indian alone

Races in Pelican Rapids detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pelican Rapids: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (17.6%), German (16.8%), Swedish (7.9%), Subsaharan African (6.8%), Irish (4.8%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 2.62 square miles.

Population density: 937 people per square mile   (low).

Pelican Rapids,MN real estate house value index trend

Pelican Rapids, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Pelican Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pelican Rapids city:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

643 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America, 6.5% Africa).

This city:

24.7%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $783 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $887 (1.0%)

Pelican Rapids satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (40.3 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (175.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (529.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Erhard, MN (2.4 miles) , Rothsay, MN (3.4 miles ), Elizabeth, MN (3.7 miles) , Vergas, MN (3.8 miles ), Barnesville, MN (4.1 miles ), Dent, MN (4.2 miles) , Fergus Falls, MN (4.5 miles ), Detroit Lakes, MN (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $210,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.57 N, Longitude: 96.08 W

Area code: 218

Pelican Rapids household income distribution Pelican Rapids home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +478 (+25.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (35%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Pelican Rapids: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pelican Rapids-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Pelican Rapids city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pelican Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% 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 62.3 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 62.7 miles away from Pelican Rapids center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 229.4 miles away from the city 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 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 718.1 miles away from Pelican Rapids center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.5 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 Otter Tail County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pelican Rapids topographic map

Birthplace of: Dave Goltz - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Pelican Rapids:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER ("119 NORTH BROADWAY, PO BOX 646")
  • PELICAN VALLEY HEALTH CENTER (211 EAST MILL STREET, PO BOX 645)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Pelican Rapids:

  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ST MARYS Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; DETROIT LAKES, MN)

airports located in Pelican Rapids:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pelican Rapids:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 20 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 33 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 39 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 39 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 42 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 60 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Bemidji State University (about 86 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)

Public high schools in Pelican Rapids:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pelican Rapids:

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Library in Pelican Rapids:

  • PELICAN RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: A MULTICULTURAL LEARNING CENT (Operating income: $273,711; Location: 25 WEST MILL AVENUE; 28,262 books; 15,187 e-books; 2,264 audio materials; 1,937 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 109 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Pelican Rapids: Pelican Rapids Volunteer Fire Department (A), Pelican Rapids Library (B), Pelican Rapids Police Office (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pelican Rapids include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Saint Leonard Catholic Church (B), First Congregational Church (C), Assembly of God Church (D), Calvary Evangelical Free Church (E), Faith Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lake View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Pelican Rapids include: Chauncey Martin Field (1), Prairie Lake Wayside Park (2), Pelican Rapids Village Historical Marker (3), Sherin Park (4), E L Peterson Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Cormorant Inn & Suites (10510 County Highway 5), Pelican Motel (900 North Broadway).

Otter Tail County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 64.7. This is about average.

City:

64.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.26. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.26
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.9%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 87.1% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.7% for American Indian residents, 90.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
101 people in nursing homes in 2000

Pelican Rapids, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Pelican Rapids (2011 data):

  • Minnesota National Bank: Pelican Rapids Branch at 1001 South Broadway, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2008/04/01: Bank assets: $196.9 mil, Deposits: $167.0 mil, headquarters in Sauk Centre, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Minnesota National Bank Retirement Savings And Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Trust
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pelican Rapids Branch at 11 South Broadway, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • State Bank & Trust: Pelican Rapids Branch at 15 North Broadway, branch established on 2004/11/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,226.6 mil, Deposits: $1,916.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: State Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.7
Minnesota average:

10.7

Pelican Rapids travel time to work - commute Pelican Rapids mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pelican Rapids city (based on Otter Tail County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,01849
Evangelical Protestant14,56960
Catholic7,81314
Other1993
None16,704-
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
Otter Tail County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Otter Tail County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Otter Tail County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Otter Tail County:

28.1%
Minnesota:

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

12.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pelican Rapids:

46.6%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.4%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.5%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pelican Rapids:

12.0%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pelican Rapids:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pelican Rapids:

30.3%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Pelican Rapids:

51.7%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Pelican Rapids:

76.1%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pelican Rapids, MN Residents
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 2$5,595$33,5701$2,248
Other Government Administration 2$11,707$70,2420$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$20,827$49,9854$4,517
Streets and Highways 3$10,799$43,1960$0
Sewerage 2$8,639$51,8340$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,509$42,1080$0
Water Supply 1$2,867$34,4040$0
Local Libraries 1$2,709$32,5085$12,181
Other and Unallocable 2$7,113$42,6785$2,807
Totals for Government 19$73,765$46,58815$21,753

Pelican Rapids government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $631,000 ($256.82)
    Liquor Stores: $525,000 ($213.68)
    Police Protection: $297,000 ($120.88)
    Water Utilities: $268,000 ($109.08)
    Libraries: $155,000 ($63.09)
    Regular Highways: $149,000 ($60.64)
    General - Other: $123,000 ($50.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $92,000 ($37.44)
    Fire Protection: $81,000 ($32.97)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($17.09)
    Air Transportation: $19,000 ($7.73)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($4.48)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($2.44)
    Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($1.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $265,000 ($107.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $255,000 ($103.79)
    Libraries: $93,000 ($37.85)
    Fire Protection: $47,000 ($19.13)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($14.65)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($8.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($8.14)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($3.66)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $428,000 ($174.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.41)

Pelican Rapids government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $16,000 ($6.51)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $543,000 ($221.00)
    All Other: $100,000 ($40.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($4.07)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($1.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($20.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($0.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $375,000 ($152.63)
    Special Assessments: $91,000 ($37.04)
    Interest Earnings: $64,000 ($26.05)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $519,000 ($211.23)
    Water Utilities: $338,000 ($137.57)
    Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $371,000 ($151.00)
    All Other: $113,000 ($45.99)
  • Tax - Property: $684,000 ($278.39)
    NEC: $7,000 ($2.85)

Pelican Rapids government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($8.95)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,687,000 ($2314.61)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $608,000 ($247.46)
    Other NEC: $12,000 ($4.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $975,000 ($396.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,794,000 ($1544.16)
    Water Utilities: $625,000 ($254.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $930,000 ($378.51)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($2.04)

Pelican Rapids government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,193,000 ($892.55)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $732,000 ($297.92)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Cass County, ND  0.38% ($45,655 average AGI)
from Becker County, MN  0.34% ($25,141)
from Clay County, MN  0.31% ($35,899)


5.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
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 Cass County, ND  0.60% ($28,615 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.44% ($28,424)
to Becker County, MN  0.32% ($36,151)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pelican Rapids:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KDLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pelican Rapids:

  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • KNWF (91.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Pelican Rapids:

  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)
  • K41CS (Channel 41; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K43CS (Channel 43; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K51DC (Channel 51; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K31CH (Channel 31; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K39CJ (Channel 39; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Pelican Rapids fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Pelican Rapids fatal accident list:

Dec 1, 1980 09:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $394,000Total costs
  • 8,767Total average daily traffic
  • 603Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,030Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 37
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Pelican Rapids

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pelican Rapids, MN
Most common first names in Pelican Rapids, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4580.2 years
Carl2482.8 years
Henry2279.6 years
Clara2286.4 years
William2182.8 years
George1977.3 years
Alma1887.3 years
Elmer1880.1 years
Mary1682.6 years
Edward1677.5 years
Most common last names in Pelican Rapids, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6581.4 years
Nelson4577.5 years
Hanson3980.3 years
Anderson3676.8 years
Erickson3581.0 years
Peterson3380.5 years
Olson3083.7 years
Haugrud1883.0 years
Larson1779.7 years
Thompson1780.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in Pelican Rapids, MN
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1
RadioShack1

Pelican Rapids compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Pelican Rapids on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa (population 500+)"
  • #11 (56572) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (56572) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Richard R. Roesler (2)
  • Michael J. Zurn (1)
  • David Lysaker (1)
  • James Marlin Michels (1)
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  • Cody A. Mcintyre (1)
  • Reinhard Floeter (1)
  • Richard E. Leker (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2016.