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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020192024
Deer River927942969987

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4736161
5-9625958
10-14616059
15-19655454
20-24574441
25-29585954
30-34514851
35-39475052
40-44394043
45-49555249
50-54565452
55-59667062
60-64496970
65-69527986
70-74295865
75-79353846
80-84383340
85+494042
18+710757776
Median Age404647

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Deer River2019
Total969.000
White Alone84.520
Black Alone0.100
American Indian Alone9.800
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.210
Two or More Races5.370
Hispanic Origin0.720
Diversity Index28.600

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

Deer River2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families1%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households392402413421
Housing Units407440451461
Owner Occupied Units266269
Renter Occupied Units147152
Vacant Units3840

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Deer River20192024
Median Home Value$117,105$147,656
Average Home Value$175,000$212,266
<$50,0003329
$50,000 - $99,9998774
$100,000 - $149,9993832
$150,000 - $199,9992623
$200,000 - $249,9991414
$250,000 - $299,9992732
$300,000 - $399,9992130
$400,000 - $499,99934
$500,000 - $749,9991729
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later13
2000-200928
1990-199950
1980-198927
1970-197973
1960-196920
1950-195984
1940-194926
1939 or Before91

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Deer River20192024
Median Household$35,370$39,113
Average Household$51,013$58,043
Per Capita$21,278$24,345

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Deer River2019
<$15,00051
$15,000 - $24,99987
$25,000 - $34,99966
$35,000 - $49,99970
$50,000 - $74,99961
$75,000 - $99,99930
$100,000 - $149,99934
$150,000 - $199,9997
$200,000+7

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+315
In-County Residents263
Out-of-County Residents49
Drive Alone256
Carpooled8
Public Transport19
Work at Home10
Less than 5 minutes33
5-9 minutes83
10-14 minutes12
15-19 minutes45
20-24 minutes36
25-29 minutes14
30-34 minutes33
35-39 minutes3
40-44 minutes4
45-59 minutes0
60-89 minutes18
90+ minutes24
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees1,161
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction26
Manufacturing67
Wholesale Trade1
  
Retail Trade115
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers4
Furn & Home Furnish Str3
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip16
Food & Beverage Stores42
Health/Pers Care Stores7
Gasoline Stations30
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music2
General Merchandise Str9
Misc Store Retailers2
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse8
Information18
  
Finance & Insurance33
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn29
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other4
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing5
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv9
Legal Services3
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises16
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt12
Educational Services351
HealthCare/Social Assist293
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs115
Accommodation20
Food Srv/Drinking Places95
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin41
Auto Repair/Maintenance5
Public Administration Emp51

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Deer River2019
Some High School41
Graduated High School192
Associates Degree119
Bachelor's Degree108
Graduate Degree31

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses99
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus2
Manufacturing Bus3
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus18
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus1
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus2
Food & Beverage Stores Bus5
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus1
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus2
General Merchandise Str Bus2
Misc Store Retailers Bus2
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus3
  
Finance & Insurance Bus5
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus3
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus4
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus3
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus1
Educational Services Bus7
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus13
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus8
Accommodation Bus2
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus6
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus20
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus3
Public Administration Bus5

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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