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People

Total Population 2,510
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,134
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $27,139
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,231

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,206
% Above Poverty Level 77%
% Below Poverty Level 23%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $562
Median House Value $95,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 3.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pelican Rapids Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles SE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 174 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Standard Zip Codes 56572
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.57
Longitude -96.082

Pelican Rapids Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROTHSAY
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
Station FERGUS FALLS
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 16 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Station DETROIT LAKES 1 NNE
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cormorant (56572)

Pel Rapids (56572)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barnesville 2,571 $76,958
Dent 162 $51,458
Elizabeth 172 $62,813
Erhard 117 $40,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Pelican Rapids Public Library
25 WEST MILL STREET
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
(218) 863-7055

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BOX 642
218-863-5910
Serves 630 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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