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. Much of the housing stock in Rice was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Rice economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Rice, where the median household income is $70,114.00.
Rice is a blue-collar town, with 36.88% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 (13.29%), office and administrative support (12.26%), and management occupations (8.82%).
Also of interest is that Rice has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Rice is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 education level of Rice citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.87% of adults 25 and older in Rice have a college degree.
The per capita income in Rice in 2010 was $27,015, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,060 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, Swedish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Rice is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.