Deer River, MN


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Deer River is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 933 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Deer River is the 355th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, Deer River isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Deer River are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Deer River is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Deer River who work in food service (11.14%), teaching (11.14%), and personal care services (10.57%).

The overall crime rate in Deer River is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

For a small city, Deer River has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Deer River exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The percentage of people in Deer River with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.07% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Deer River in 2010 was $16,493, which is low income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,972 for a family of four.

Deer River is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Deer River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Deer River residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Deer River include Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Deer River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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