Park Rapids, MN
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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.

Park Rapids is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Park Rapids is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Park Rapids who work in sales jobs (15.76%), food service (9.57%), and office and administrative support (8.96%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Park Rapids has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Park Rapids has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Park Rapids than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Park Rapids may be for you.

One of the benefits of Park Rapids is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.26 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.

The citizens of Park Rapids are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.11% of adults in Park Rapids have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Park Rapids in 2010 was $20,032, 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 $80,128 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Park Rapids include Norwegian, Irish, Finnish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Park Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi and Pacific Island languages.

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