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

969

Population
Growth Rate

0.31%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

28.600

Housing & Income

Households

413

Total Housing Units

451


Owner Occupied

266

Renter Occupied

147

Vacant

38

Median Home Value

$117,105


Average Home Value

$175,000

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.29%


Per Capita Income

2.73%

Income Projection

Median Household

$35,370 $39,113


Average Household

$51,013 $58,043


Per Capita

$21,278 $24,345

Workforce

Total Businesses

99

Total Employed

1,161

Workers 16+

315

Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

7

Employed

351

HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

13

Employed

293

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

18

Employed

115

Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

8

Employed

115

Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

6

Employed

95

Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

3

Employed

67

Some
High School

41

Graduated
High School

192

Associates
Degree

119

Bachelor's
Degree

108

Graduate
Degree

31

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

263

Non-Resident Commuters

49

Drive Alone

256

Carpooled

8

Public

19

Work At Home

10


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