Pelican Rapids, MN

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Pelican Rapids Profile


Overview

Pelican Rapids is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 2,552 people and just one neighborhood, Pelican Rapids is the 230th largest community in Minnesota.

Occupations and Workforce

Pelican Rapids is a blue-collar town, with 51.42% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Pelican Rapids is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pelican Rapids who work in sales jobs (7.48%), management occupations (7.39%), and food service (6.53%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Pelican Rapids’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One of the benefits of Pelican Rapids is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.31 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.

Pelican Rapids Demographics

The rate of college-level education in Pelican Rapids is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.79% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pelican Rapids in 2018 was $19,335, which is low income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,340 for a family of four. However, Pelican Rapids contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pelican Rapids is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pelican Rapids home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pelican Rapids residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pelican Rapids also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pelican Rapids include Norwegian, German, Swedish, Irish, and Somalian.

Pelican Rapids also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.24%.

The most common language spoken in Pelican Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Pelican Rapids, MN HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Occupations

 

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Education

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
    Pelican Rapids
    Minnesota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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1 in 423

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Pelican Rapids VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 21
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

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Pelican Rapids Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MN* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Barnesville Elementary School
305 5 Th St Se
Barnesville, MN 56514
KG-06
Barnesville Secondary School
302 3 Rd St Se
Barnesville, MN 56514
06-12
Viking Elementary School
1 Viking Dr
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
PK-06
Pelican Rapids Secondary School
310 S Broadway
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
07-12
Pelican Rapids Alt Learning Center School
310 S Broadway
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
09-12
Pelican Rapids Alt Center Mid-Level School
310 S Broadway
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
07-10
Rothsay Secondary School
2040 Co Rd 52
Rothsay, MN 56579
07-12
Rothsay Elementary School
2040 Co Rd 52
Rothsay, MN 56579
PK-06
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

PELICAN RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Minnesota

(10 is best)

Better than of MN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 55.2% 35.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 39.4% 27.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 15.8% 8.6%

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