Parkers Prairie, Minnesota

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Parkers Prairie, Minnesota

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Parkers Prairie strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Comparative Profile of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota

Comparing Parkers Prairie to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 3
Median Family Income 4 1
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Parkers Prairie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles NW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Standard Zip Codes 56361
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.153
Longitude -95.328

Parkers Prairie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WADENA 3 S
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 40.3 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.3 inches
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Parkers Prairie Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 991 100%
Male 472 47.6%
Female 519 52.4%
Under 18 206 20.8%
18+ 785 79.2%
65+ 294 29.7%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.88
White 985 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Parkers Prairie Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 998
Growth 7
Growth % 0.7%

Parkers Prairie Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 47.6%
Norwegian 11.9%
Swedish 10.2%
English 4.9%
US/American 4.5%
Irish 4.5%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Polish 2.7%
Finnish 2.1%
Danish 1.4%
Italian 0.8%
Czech 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
British 0.4%
Welsh 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Parkers Prairie 991 $36,042
Bertha 470 $32,708
Carlos 329 $44,250
Eagle Bend 595 $33,750
Henning 719 $31,932
Hewitt 267 $27,500
Miltona 279 $38,958
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Parkers Prairie High Schools (2004)

Serves 340 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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