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

3,708

Population
Growth Rate

0.59%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

68.500

Housing & Income

Households

1,366

Total Housing Units

1,499


Owner Occupied

853

Renter Occupied

513

Vacant

133

Median Home Value

$131,017


Average Home Value

$153,517

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.47%


Per Capita Income

1.51%

Income Projection

Median Household

$44,762 $46,806


Average Household

$56,170 $60,527


Per Capita

$21,005 $22,640

Workforce

Total Businesses

209

Total Employed

2,682

Workers 16+

1,283

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

888

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

513

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

31

Employed

328

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

28

Employed

207

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

12

Employed

156

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

10

Employed

153

Some
High School

266

Graduated
High School

741

Associates
Degree

162

Bachelor's
Degree

362

Graduate
Degree

122

Average Commute Time

16 min.



Resident Commuters

964

Non-Resident Commuters

312

Drive Alone

1,001

Carpooled

207

Public

0

Work At Home

23


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