Rice Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2010: 235. Population change since 2000: +4.0%
Males: 152  (64.8%)
Females: 83  (35.2%)
Median resident age:  29.4 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56621.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,643 (it was $22,083 in 2000)
Rice Lake:

$28,643
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,761 (it was $10,124 in 2000)

Rice Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,006 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Rice Lake:

$65,006
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $99,740; Detached houses: $105,424

Median gross rent in 2012: $408.

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Rice Lake races chart
  • American Indian alone - 189 (80.4%)
  • White alone - 27 (11.5%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (3.4%)

Races in Rice Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rice Lake: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (6.2%), United States (3.5%), French (3.1%), Czech (1.9%), German (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 7.69 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Rice Lake,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Rice Lake:

  • High school or higher: 69.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rice Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 45.9%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $900 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $300 (0.4%)

Rice Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (71.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (198.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (542.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: South End, MN (2.1 miles) , Roy Lake, MN (2.2 miles) , West Roy Lake, MN (2.6 miles) , Ebro, MN (2.8 miles) , The Ranch, MN (3.2 miles) , Naytahwaush, MN (3.2 miles ), Bagley, MN (3.3 miles ), Lengby, MN (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 47.38 N, Longitude: 95.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Rice Lake household income distribution Rice Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (17%)
  • Construction laborers (17%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (25%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (21%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Child care workers (8%)

Work and jobs in Rice Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rice Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rice Lake-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 49.4 miles away from the Rice Lake place center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/6/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.9 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Rice Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% 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 121.3 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 124.1 miles away from Rice Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 289.0 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 127.9 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 752.7 miles away from Rice Lake 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 286.8 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 Clearwater County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rice Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rice Lake:

  • CLEARWATER CO NSG SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BAGLEY, MN)
  • SANFORD BAGLEY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BAGLEY, MN)
  • PINE RIDGE RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BAGLEY, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rice Lake:

  • Bemidji State University (about 31 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 70 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 70 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 71 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 81 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • University of North Dakota (about 83 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)

Public high schools in Rice Lake:

Public elementary/middle school in Rice Lake:

  • Bagley Elem (Location: 202 BAGLEY AVE. NW.; Grades: KG-6)

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Park in Rice Lake: Jackson Lake State Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Clearwater 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: 27.6%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  20.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Rice Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Rice Lake travel time to work - commute Rice Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rice Lake CDP (based on Clearwater County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.14%
Here: 52.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents56.1%12.6%12.2%6.6%12.5%
Congregations40.0%5.0%25.0%5.0%25.0%
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: 4
Clearwater County:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Clearwater County:

9.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

10.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Clearwater County:

27.0%
Minnesota:

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

17.4%
State:

13.0%

5.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
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 Beltrami County, MN  1.51% ($36,106 average AGI)
from Polk County, MN  0.64% ($29,200)
from Hubbard County, MN  0.45% ($33,786)


5.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
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 Beltrami County, MN  1.32% ($35,366 average AGI)
to Polk County, MN  0.77% ($25,375)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rice Lake:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rice Lake:

  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKZY (95.5 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHP (101.1 FM; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: PAUL BUNYAN BROADCASTING CO.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rice Lake)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 7.5 Mi W Of Owatonna Cty 19 (Lat: 44.093028 Lon: -93.064639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19 m, Call Sign: WSZ233, Licensee ID: L00001503
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 151.415 MHz, 159.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/1999, Expiration Date: 05/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2004, Certifier: Dave H Pagel
    Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 395 John Ireland Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 215-1294, Fax: (651) 297-5735
  • 7.5 Mi W Of Owatonna Cty 19 (Lat: 44.093028 Lon: -93.064639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQBR297
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 151.415 MHz, 159.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/2004, Expiration Date: 11/29/2014, Certifier: Dave H Pagel
    Registrant: Minnesota Department Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd, Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 215-1294, Fax: (651) 297-5735, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • RICE LAKE MAS, 1.8 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 44.120556 Lon: -93.086944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WPRS307
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.256 MHz, 928.256 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2010, Expiration Date: 01/10/2021, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:
  • RICE LAKE, 1.8 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 44.120556 Lon: -93.086944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.3 m, Call Sign: WHI759
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6795.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2010, Expiration Date: 12/27/2020
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
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