Pine River, Minnesota

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Pine River, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Pine River Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Pine River Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Pine River Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Pine River, Minnesota

Comparing Pine River 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 4 1
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
People Above Poverty 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7

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Pine River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles N of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Cass
Standard Zip Codes 56474
P.O. Box Zip Codes 56456
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.718
Longitude -94.403

Pine River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 31 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
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Pine River Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 928 100%
Male 408 44%
Female 520 56%
Under 18 240 25.9%
18+ 688 74.1%
65+ 272 29.3%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 3.03
White 898 96.8%
African-American 7 0.8%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Pine River Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 958
Growth 30
Growth % 3.2%

Pine River 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 27.2%
Norwegian 13.2%
Swedish 11.7%
English 8.8%
US/American 6.7%
Irish 4.4%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Finnish 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Danish 2.7%
Scottish 2.4%
Polish 2.3%
Italian 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Dutch 1.8%
European 1.2%
Scandinavian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
Slovene 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pine River, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barclay (56474)
Blind Lake (56474)
Ponto Lake (56474)
Swanburg (56474)
Walden (56474)
Wilson (56474)
Woodrow (56474)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pine River 928 $36,250
Backus 311 $32,500
Breezy Point 979 $49,063
Fifty Lakes 392 $37,500
Jenkins 287 $41,250
Nisswa 1,953 $54,931
Pequot Lakes 947 $35,000

Pine River Public Libraries

Kitchigami Regional Library
Pine River, Minnesota
(218) 587-2171

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Pine River High Schools (2004)

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400 N. MAIN ST.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 488 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

2097 24TH AVE. S.W.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 47 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

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