Rice is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,975 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rice is the 318th 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 $85,114.00.
Rice is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rice is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rice who work in office and administrative support (12.95%), healthcare (7.65%), and business and financial occupations (6.87%).
Because of many things, Rice is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rice really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rice perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small city, Rice does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Rice citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.61% of adults in Rice have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rice in 2018 was $29,329, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,316 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 German, Polish, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Rice is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.