Rice is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,361 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rice is the 315th largest community in Minnesota. Rice has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Rice, where the median household income is $70,000.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rice is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rice is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rice who work in healthcare (16.31%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and management occupations (8.04%).
Because of many things, Rice is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rice a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rice has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rice’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small city, Rice doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Rice who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.25% of the adults in Rice have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rice in 2010 was $28,190, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,760 for a family of four. However, Rice contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rice home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rice residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rice include Polish, Norwegian, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Rice is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.