Community Profile

The County Seat of Todd County, Long Prairie is a thriving community, named for the river that runs through its heart. With a regional airport, industrial park, and industrial business incubator building, Long Prairie is a hub of business activity for the county. It’s also an ethnically and culturally diverse place, with a strong Hispanic tradition and festivals that celebrate its history of more than 150 years.

Long Prairie is a progressive community located in Central Minnesota with a growing population of 3,597. With a median age of 37, Long Prairie has strong workforce participation numbers and median household income is on the rise. Still, Long Prairie is an affordable place to live with the average house costing only $120,205 - making the community an attractive destination for young families and retirees. 

Working in Long Prairie is incredibly convenient. Most workers have a commute of under 15-minutes! And those who need to travel for work can easily access major transportation routes since Long Prairie is located at three major highways: U.S. Highway 71, State Highway 27 and State Highway 287. 

Long Prairie, MN

Population

Total Population

3,617

Population
Growth Rate

0.41%

Median Age

36

Diversity Index

66.900

Housing & Income

Households

1,328

Total Housing Units

1,461


Owner Occupied

780

Renter Occupied

548

Vacant

133

Median Home Value

$117,075


Average Home Value

$128,530

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.24%


Per Capita Income

1.67%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,081 $48,058


Average Household

$57,290 $62,416


Per Capita

$21,410 $23,260

Workforce

Total Businesses

208

Total Employed

2,665

Workers 16+

1,300

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

26

Employed

957

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

514

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

33

Employed

317

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

27

Employed

211

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

14

Employed

165

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

155

Some
High School

265

Graduated
High School

637

Associates
Degree

174

Bachelor's
Degree

456

Graduate
Degree

114

Average Commute Time

16 min.



Resident Commuters

997

Non-Resident Commuters

287

Drive Alone

1,050

Carpooled

209

Public

0

Work At Home

29


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