Rice, Minnesota

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Rice People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Rice Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Rice, Minnesota

Comparing Rice 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 4
Working at Home 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Rice Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Benton
Metro Area Saint Cloud
Standard Zip Codes 56367
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.751
Longitude -94.22

Rice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.3 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
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Rice Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 711 100%
Male 360 50.6%
Female 351 49.4%
Under 18 252 35.4%
18+ 459 64.6%
65+ 30 4.2%
Median Age 27.7
Average Family Size 3.35
White 703 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.7%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Rice Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,038
Growth 327
Growth % 46%

Rice 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 63.7%
Polish 11.2%
Norwegian 4.9%
Swedish 3.5%
Italian 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Danish 1.3%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Irish 1.1%
US/American 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
English 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Austrian 0.3%
Other Arab 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rice 711 $52,222
Bowlus 260 $41,563
Holdingford 736 $42,788
Royalton 816 $42,188
Sartell 9,641 $61,056
Sauk Rapids 10,213 $53,938
St. Stephen 860 $56,328
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