Pelican Rapids, Minnesota Population 2021

2,654
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Pelican Rapids is a city located in Otter Tail County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 2,654, it is the 226th largest city in Minnesota and the 6644th largest city in the United States . Pelican Rapids is currently growing at a rate of 1.96% annually and its population has increased by 7.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,464 in 2010. Pelican Rapids reached it's highest population of 2,654 in 2021. Spanning over 3 miles, Pelican Rapids has a population density of 1,046 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pelican Rapids is $53,603 with a poverty rate of 25.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $388 per month, and the median house value is $109,000. The median age in Pelican Rapids is 35.7 years, 35.4 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Pelican Rapids Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pelican Rapids was:

  • White: 67.91%
  • Black or African American: 11.46%
  • Other race: 11.46%
  • Asian: 6.15%
  • Two or more races: 2.90%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota is 2,654 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,501.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,464.

Pelican Rapids, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,68967.91%
Some Other Race28511.46%
Black or African American28511.46%
Asian1536.15%
Two or More Races722.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.12%
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Pelican Rapids Population by Race

Pelican Rapids Population Pyramid $2021

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Pelican Rapids Median Age

35.7


Total

35.4


Male

36.2


Female

Pelican Rapids Adults

There are 1,744 adults, (314 of whom are seniors) in Pelican Rapids.

Pelican Rapids Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52

Child Dependency Ratio

Pelican Rapids Sex Ratio

Female

1,122

45.11%

Male

1,365

54.89%

Pelican Rapids Population by Age

Pelican Rapids Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pelican Rapids Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
Male64.7%35.3%
All61%39%
Female38%62%
Non Family35.5%64.5%

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pelican Rapids Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9022.7261
Married4123.3685.7
Non Family2931.2635.5
Female1293.8838
Male682.964.7

3.31

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Pelican Rapids Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32421.04%
9th to 12th Grade1509.74%
High School Graduate49231.95%
Some College24716.04%
Associates Degree1308.44%
Bachelors Degree1328.57%
Graduate Degree654.22%
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Pelican Rapids Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pelican Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White842750159
Hispanic3991669
Black1947321
Other Race14846
Asian7244
2+ Races30308
Native American33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 26.67%.

Pelican Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,703$39,522$25,588
Less Than 9th Grade$34,154$38,938$32,333
High School Graduate$30,288$43,611$20,478
Some College$31,107$34,667$27,978
Bachelors Degree$31,250$70,208$30,417
Graduate Degree$18,869$19,048$

$31,703

Average Earnings

$39,522

Average Male

$25,588

Average Female

Pelican Rapids Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pelican Rapids Language by Age

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Pelican Rapids Language

51.26% of Pelican Rapids residents speak only English, while 48.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.83% of the population.

Pelican Rapids Language

Pelican Rapids Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic83727733.09%
Black26922583.64%
White1,10011610.55%
Multiple7222.78%

25.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.50%

Male Poverty Rate

29.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pelican Rapids

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pelican Rapids is Black, with 83.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pelican Rapids is Multiple, with 2.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.46%.

Pelican Rapids Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.81%
High School24.79%
Some College16.80%
Bachelors or Greater12.69%

Pelican Rapids Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed16.77%
Male Employed11.47%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Pelican Rapids Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pelican Rapids Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,971$53,603
Families$48,393$59,707
Married Families$70,568-
Non Families$14,671$34,906
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Income by Household Type

Pelican Rapids Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Pelican Rapids Married by Age and Sex

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Pelican Rapids Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Pelican Rapids Marital Status by Race

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Pelican Rapids Marital Status

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93

Number of Veterans

89

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
Second Gulf War25
World War II16
First Gulf War16
Korea9

Pelican Rapids Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+42
65 to 7426
35 to 5412
18 to 349
55 to 644

Pelican Rapids Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White907.35%
Native American3100.00%

Pelican Rapids Veterans by Race

Pelican Rapids Veterans by Education

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13.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pelican Rapids Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Pelican Rapids Employment by Age

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Pelican Rapids Employment by Race

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Pelican Rapids Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.99%

Born in Pelican Rapids

69.76%

Native Born

30.24%

Foreign Born

12.38%

Non Citizen

17.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.76% of Pelican Rapids residents were born in the United States, with 50.99% having been born in Minnesota. 12.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pelican Rapids Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,654511.96%
20202,603512.00%
20192,552512.04%
20182,501391.58%
20172,46210.04%
20162,46170.29%
20152,45420.08%
20142,452-8-0.33%
20132,460120.49%
20122,448-13-0.53%
20112,46110.04%
20102,4600.00%

Pelican Rapids Population by Year