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

3,639

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

78.900

Housing & Income

Households

1,352

Total Housing Units

1,474


Owner Occupied

943

Renter Occupied

409

Vacant

122

Median Home Value

$136,429


Average Home Value

$162,593

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.22%

Income Projection

Median Household

$50,894 $55,693


Average Household

$64,129 $71,725


Per Capita

$23,907 $26,682

Workforce

Total Businesses

204

Total Employed

2,599

Workers 16+

1,328

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

873

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

508

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

32

Employed

355

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

30

Employed

203

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

10

Employed

156

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

155

Some
High School

247

Graduated
High School

774

Associates
Degree

178

Bachelor's
Degree

380

Graduate
Degree

125

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

1,033

Non-Resident Commuters

295

Drive Alone

952

Carpooled

193

Public

0

Work At Home

51


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