Community Profiles

Deer River sits along U.S. Hwy. 2 between Grand Rapids and Bemidji and serves as a gateway to boundless forests and scenic lakes. It has a strong forestry industry and is home to the world’s largest wild rice festival. Thanks to its substantial Native American population, it is one of the most diverse communities in northern Minnesota.

Deer River

Population

Total Population

956

Population
Growth Rate

0.14%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

29.000

Housing & Income

Households

409

Total Housing Units

446


Owner Occupied

258

Renter Occupied

150

Vacant

37

Median Home Value

$115,854


Average Home Value

$162,403

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.17%


Per Capita Income

1.88%

Income Projection

Median Household

$36,601 $39,253


Average Household

$52,400 $57,305


Per Capita

$21,935 $24,074

Workforce

Total Businesses

89

Total Employed

1,208

Workers 16+

338

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

396

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

336

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

132

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

114

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

14

Employed

100

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

67

Some
High School

45

Graduated
High School

193

Associates
Degree

104

Bachelor's
Degree

116

Graduate
Degree

40

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

281

Non-Resident Commuters

49

Drive Alone

268

Carpooled

14

Public

30

Work At Home

11


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