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. 

Population
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Population

Population2000201020202025
Long Prairie, MN3,0863,4693,6173,682

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4317305306
5-9286284299
10-14224267288
15-19209209256
20-24263199215
25-29251252183
30-34220235225
35-39176223227
40-44190205220
45-49223165205
50-54157214162
55-59169192209
60-64156170188
65-69132185166
70-74118139168
75-7995123126
80-841058298
85+178168140
18+2,5032,6242,620
Median Age343637

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

Long Prairie, MN2020
Total3,617.000
White Alone77.310
Black Alone2.130
American Indian Alone1.580
Asian Alone0.640
Pacific Islander Alone1.990
Some Other Race14.070
Two or More Races2.290
Hispanic Origin33.760
Diversity Index66.900

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

Long Prairie, MN2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households1,2351,2961,3281,350
Housing Units1,3371,3971,4611,494
Owner Occupied Units780805
Renter Occupied Units548545
Vacant Units133144

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

Long Prairie, MN20202025
Median Home Value$117,075$121,715
Average Home Value$128,530$134,111
<$50,0007165
$50,000 - $99,999228218
$100,000 - $149,999265274
$150,000 - $199,999125139
$200,000 - $249,9994757
$250,000 - $299,9992125
$300,000 - $399,9991417
$400,000 - $499,99900
$500,000 - $749,99989
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-2009153
1990-199988
1980-1989103
1970-1979352
1960-1969198
1950-1959157
1940-194996
1939 or Before280

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

Long Prairie, MN20202025
Median Household$45,081$48,058
Average Household$57,290$62,416
Per Capita$21,410$23,260

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

Long Prairie, MN2020
<$15,000159
$15,000 - $24,999182
$25,000 - $34,999184
$35,000 - $49,999190
$50,000 - $74,999245
$75,000 - $99,999192
$100,000 - $149,999119
$150,000 - $199,99952
$200,000+7

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+1,300
In-County Residents997
Out-of-County Residents287
Drive Alone1,050
Carpooled209
Public Transport0
Work at Home29
Less than 5 minutes296
5-9 minutes404
10-14 minutes154
15-19 minutes51
20-24 minutes66
25-29 minutes36
30-34 minutes59
35-39 minutes47
40-44 minutes25
45-59 minutes80
60-89 minutes30
90+ minutes23
Average Travel Time16

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees2,665
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities18
Construction16
Manufacturing514
Wholesale Trade55
  
Retail Trade211
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers22
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip11
Food & Beverage Stores46
Health/Pers Care Stores11
Gasoline Stations4
Clothing/Accessory Store4
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music1
General Merchandise Str89
Misc Store Retailers23
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse22
Information50
  
Finance & Insurance75
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn24
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv7
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other44
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing25
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv40
Legal Services27
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt29
Educational Services83
HealthCare/Social Assist957
Arts/Entertainment/Rec15
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs165
Accommodation10
Food Srv/Drinking Places155
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin62
Auto Repair/Maintenance6
Public Administration Emp317

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

Long Prairie, MN2020
Some High School265
Graduated High School637
Associates Degree174
Bachelor's Degree456
Graduate Degree114

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses208
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus4
Manufacturing Bus5
Wholesale Trade Bus5
  
Retail Trade Bus27
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus4
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus6
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus3
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus2
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus1
General Merchandise Str Bus4
Misc Store Retailers Bus3
Nonstore Retailers Bus2
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus4
Information Bus8
  
Finance & Insurance Bus17
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus4
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus3
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus10
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus6
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus15
Legal Services Bus10
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus3
Educational Services Bus4
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus26
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus5
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus14
Accommodation Bus3
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus11
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus27
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus4
Public Administration Bus33

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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