Rice Lake is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 4,101 people and just one neighborhood, Rice Lake is the 185th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rice Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rice Lake is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rice Lake who work in office and administrative support (14.91%), healthcare (10.22%), and management occupations (9.12%).
Because of many things, Rice Lake 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 Lake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rice Lake 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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Rice Lake is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small city, Rice Lake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Rice Lake is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.48% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rice Lake in 2018 was $38,121, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,484 for a family of four. However, Rice Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rice Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rice Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rice Lake include German, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rice Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Finnish and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 13.3% have Swedish ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Rice Lake are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 71.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 39.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 21.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.7%), and 19.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.5% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Rice Lake, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.3%). There are also a number of people of Swedish ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (12.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.6%), along with some Finnish ancestry residents (7.5%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.