Park Rapids is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,947 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Park Rapids is the 179th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities, Park Rapids isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Park Rapids are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Park Rapids is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Park Rapids who work in sales jobs (12.49%), food service (12.33%), and office and administrative support (9.22%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Park Rapids has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Park Rapids a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Park Rapids is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.25 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Park Rapids rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.85% of adults 25 and older in Park Rapids have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Park Rapids in 2010 was $21,259, which is low income relative to Minnesota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,036 for a family of four.
The people who call Park Rapids home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Park Rapids residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Park Rapids include Norwegian, Irish, Finnish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Park Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi and French.