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La Prairie Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Location of La Prairie, Minnesota


Population:
LaPrairie (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population n/a 536 438 605 665 +60 +9.92
Land Area (sq. mile) -- -- -- 1.1 -- -- --
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- -- -- 532.0 -- -- --
Housing Units -- -- -- 249 287 +37 +14.9
Households -- -- -- 239 270 +31 +13.0
Persons Per Household -- -- -- 2.59 2.46 -0.13 --

Geography:

La Prairie is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota. U.S. Routes 2 and 169 are two of the main arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,283 feet above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 605 people, 239 households, and 174 families residing in the city. The population density was 204.9/km˛ (532.0/mi˛). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 84.3/km˛ (218.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.35% White, 1.32% Native American, and 0.33% from two or more races.

There were 239 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $50,250. Males had a median income of $41,125 versus $23,681 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,632. About 7.7% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:

La Prairie, a city of Grand Rapids Township, is near the mouth of Prairie River, which flows through Prairie Lake. It was incorporated as a village December 29, 1890, and developed as a logging community. Its steamboat landing on the Mississippi River was first known as Neal's Landing, named for owner Neal Carr, the name changing to Nealsville, then Saginaw, then La Prairie. It had a Duluth and Winnipeg Railroad station and a post office, 1890-1917. There are many stories about the origin of the name.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
City of LaPrairie
15 Park Drive
LaPrairie, MN 55744
Phone: (218) 326-8898
Web: www.laprairiemn.com

 

City of LaPrairie
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2016 Mike Fall
2990 Fraser Street
LaPrairie, MN 55744
(218) 326-8899
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Lana Hess
15 Park Drive
LaPrairie, MN 55744
(218) 326-8898
Council Member 12/31/2016 Tony Donahue
2997 Fraser Street
LaPrairie, MN 55744
(218) 327-8256
Council Member 12/31/2016 Steven Feyma
2011 Fraser Street
LaPrairie, MN 55744
(218) 326-6265
Council Member 12/31/2018 Lynn O'Brien
310 LaPrairie Avenue
LaPrairie, MN 55744
(218) 326-8388
Council Member 12/31/2018 Victor Moen
658 LaPrairie Avenue
LaPrairie, MN 55744
(218) 999-5524

Post Office:

None - served by Grand Rapids Post Office




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Recreation:
Ryan Park

Provides a variety of facilities aimed at meeting the general recreation needs of the community. The site has a baseball field, hockey rink, tennis courts, basketball court, playground, and picnic area. Soon to come will be a pavilion. Recreational programming, mainly in the form of youth and adult sports, is provided through the Greenway Area Community Association.

Ryan Park. LaPrairie Minnesota

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