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Park Rapids

Park Rapids

  •   State: 
    Hubbard County
    Park Rapids
      County all: 
    Hubbard | Becker | Clearwater | Wadena
      County FIPS: 
    27057 | 27005 | 27029 | 27159
    46°55′N 95°03′W
      Area total: 
    7.67 sq mi (19.85 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.39 sq mi (19.14 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.28 sq mi (0.72 km²)
    1,440 ft (439 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    560.56 residents per square mile of area (216.45/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Park Rapids is the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. It is near Itasca State Park, the source of the Mississippi River, as well as the beginning of the Heartland State Trail. The city was founded in 1890 near the Fish Hook River rapids and is located along U.S. Highway 71 and Minnesota State Highway 34. Park Rapids has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with warm summers and long, cold snowy winters. The population was 4,142 at the 2020 census, with 46.3% male and 53.7% female. The closest commercial airport is Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, however it's only served by Delta Connection and flies to MinneapolisSaint Paul International Airport, which itself is approximately 201 miles by car from Park Rapids. The nearest general aviation airport is Park Rapids Municipal Airport (officially Konshok Field), which is publicly owned by the City of Park Rapids and has a physical address of 212 W. 2nd Street, Park Rapids, MN 56470. In 2010, there were 3,709 people, 1,772 households, and 892 families residing in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.81 square miles (17.64 km²), of which 6.59 square miles of land is land and 0.22square miles (0.57 km²) is water. The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 0.4% African American, 2.3%. Native American, 1.2% from other races, and 1.9%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7%.


Park Rapids is the primary city name, but also Lake Itasca are acceptable city names or spellings, Arago, Dorset, Hubbard, Lake Emma, Todd on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Park Rapids. Park Rapids became a city in 1882, and was named by Frank C. Rice after the park groves and prairies beside the Fish Hook River rapids. These rapids have since been dammed. The city is located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in the town of about 1,500 people. It is located on the Fish hook River, which is a tributary of the Snake River. The Fish Hook is a small river that runs through the center of the city. It was dammed in the 1950s and 1960s, and the city is now a suburb of Spokane, Washington. The town's name comes from the fishhook, which was once a rapids, but is now part of a larger river. It also has a large park area, known as the Park Rapids Park. The park is home to a number of tourist attractions, such as the Great Falls of the Mississippi and the Little Snake River, as well as a large number of prairies and park grove areas. The City of Park Rapids was founded in 1881, and named for the park's groves, prairies, and park prairies. In 1882 it was incorporated as a city, and in 1883, it was named Park Rapids. The name was changed to Park Rapids in honor of the park, which had been named by Rice in 1872. The current name is Park Rapids, which means "park" or "grove".


Park Rapids Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport. U.S. Highway 71 and Minnesota State Highway 34 are two of the main routes through the city. The closest commercial airport is Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, which is approximately 201 miles by car from Park Rapids. The Hubbard County Heartland Express bus service and a local taxi service also serve the city and Hubbard County area. Downtown Main Avenue has street "center parking" for cars and trucks. Park Rapids is located in Hubbard County, Minnesota, near the city of St. Louis and the town of Hennepin. It is located on Minnesota Highway 71, which was expanded into a five-lane route in 2008. The city is located near the intersection of Minnesota State Highways 71 and 34, which were reconstructed during the summer of 2009. It also has a population of 2,000 people, making it one of the smallest cities in the state. It has an estimated population of 5,000. The population of Park Rapids was 3,000 in the year 2000. It was 4,500 people in 2010, and is expected to reach 6,000 by the end of the year, according to the city's 2010 population estimate. The town's population was 5,200 in 2010 and is projected to grow to 6,500 by the year 2015. The average annual income is about $30,000, and the city has an average population of 4,200 people. The area has a median household income of about $35,000 per year.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.81 square miles (17.64 km²) The Fish Hook River flows through the city, which is surrounded by three lakes: Fish Hook, Long, and Potato. The city is located on the eastern edge of the Great Lakes region of the United States. It has a population of 6,856. The population of the city was 6,744 at the 2010 census. The area has a land area of 7.59 square miles, of which 6.59 sq miles (17.07 km²), is land and 0.22sq miles (0.57km²) is water.


Park Rapids has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with warm summers and long, cold snowy winters. The city has a population of 2,000. The town is located on the Missouri River, which runs through Park Rapids. The river has a diameter of about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) and has an average temperature of °C (°F) to °F (°C-°F). The city's climate is humid continental, with hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. It has a long cold winter, with long, snowy winters, and warm, wet summers. It also has a short, cold summer, with warm, dry winters and hot, wet Julys and Augusts. It is located in the Upper Midwest region of the U.S. and has a high elevation of 7,000 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level. The climate is very similar to that of the Great Lakes region of North America, with short, hot summers and wet, cold winters. In the winter, the city has long cold winters and long cold summers, with wetter, wetter and wetter summers. The winters are very long, and the summers are very hot, with highs of  7,000  degrees (7,500 F) or more. The summer is very long and very cold, with high temperatures of 6,700 F (6,600 C) to 7,700  F.


As of the census of 2010, there were 3,709 people, 1,772 households, and 892 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 0.4% African American, 2.3% Native American, 1.2% Asian, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was2.80. The median income for a household in theCity was $23,628, and the median income. for a family was $33,958. The per capita income for the city is $16,416. About 11.6% of families and 12.2%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 11.3%. of those under age 18 and 13.1. of those age 65 or over. The city is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's National Defense Training Area. The U.N. State Department has a training center in the City of Lake Placid, New York. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a similar training center, the University of Minnesota-St. Paul, which opened in the 1970s. The City ofLake Placid is home to the National Park Service's Lake Placido Environmental Research and Education Center. It is also the location of the National Museum of American History, which was founded in 1876.


There are over seventy lakes in the Park Rapids area, which all offer distinct fishing opportunities. The Heartland Trail, which is one of the oldest rail-to-trail projects in the United States, begins in Park Rapids. Deer, coyote, grey wolf, chipmunks, bobcat, bear, bald eagle, red fox, raccoon, beaver and muskrat can all be spotted along the trail. Some of the most common fish caught within the area include largemouth, smallmouth and rock bass, bullhead, crappie, northern pike, perch, sunfish and walleye. The forty-nine mile trail is open to horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling, and biking at different segments throughout. It is also a popular destination for horseback riders and snowmobilers, as well as hikers and bikers. The trail is also used for cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. The area is home to a number of wildlife species, including coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and bald eagles. The heart of the park is located in the town of Park Rapids, which has a population of around 3,000. The town is located on the banks of Lake Itasca, the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and some of the numerous Crow Wing Lakes. The city is also home to the Minnesota State Fair, which runs through the town every year, and the Minnesota River, which flows through the city.

Local media

Park Rapids is home to De La Hunt Broadcasting, located east of the city's downtown. There are three radio stations in Park Rapids: KPRM AM 870, KXKK FM 92.5, and KDKK FM 97.5. Park Rapids receives five television stations: KVLY-TV Ch. 11 NBC (Fargo), KCCW Ch. 12 CBS (Walker), KVRR Ch. 15 FOX (F Fargo) and KSAX Ch. 42 ABC (Alexandria) The Forum Communications Company of Fargo, North Dakota, owns and operates the Park Rapids Enterprise (twice weekly publication). The local cable TV provider is Arvig Communication Systems. The local newspaper is the ParkRapids Enterprise, which is published by Forum Communications, a division of the Forum Communications Group, which also owns the Bemidji Daily Tribune and the Fargo Star Tribune. The city has a population of 2,000. The population of Park Rapids in 2010 was 2,071. The number of people living in the city is 2,081. It is the largest city in the state of North Dakota in terms of population, with a population growth rate of 0.7% over the past five years. It has the highest percentage of residents in the U.S. of any state. It also has the lowest unemployment rate in North Dakota. The town has a high percentage of people of color, with 1.8% out of every 1,000 residents.


Park Rapids had two separate buildings for primary school that split up K4 and 912 from grades 58. Frank White Elementary and Park Rapids High School were part of the same building. The Century School was built in 2001 to accommodate grades K8. The old Park Rapids Middle School was sold several times and part of it is now apartments. The Frank White elementary School was remodeled and pieces of it became part of Park Rapids Area High School, while several of the Frank White classrooms became preschool classrooms. The latter was finished in 2001 and is located on 501 Helten Avenue. The former was built on 401 Huntsinger Avenue in Park Rapids and houses grades K4 to 912. It is located in the former Park Rapids Elementary School building, which is now a private school. It was the first school in the area to be built in the 20th century, and was completed in the early 1980s. The school is currently located on 401 Hunsinger Avenue and serves grades 912 to 914. The high school is on the second floor of a building on the third floor of the elementary school, which houses grades 915 to 916. It opened in the late 1980s and is now located on the fourth floor. It serves grades K6 to K8 and grades 913 to K14. It has a gymnasium and a science lab for grades 911 to 913, and a gym for grades K14 and K15. It also has an art studio and science labs for grades 8 and 9.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota = 96.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 87. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 91. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Park Rapids = 3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 4,142 individuals with a median age of 40.9 age the population grows by 6.05% in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 560.56 residents per square mile of area (216.45/km²). There are average 2.08 people per household in the 1,597 households with an average household income of $29,174 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.90% of the available work force and has growths 6.39% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 44.88%. The number of physicians in Park Rapids per 100,000 population = 133.1.


The annual rainfall in Park Rapids = 26.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 49.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 99. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 198. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and -6.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 54, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota which are owned by the occupant = 47.72%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36 years with median home cost = $104,150 and home appreciation of -3.29%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.86 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,700 per student. There are 16.7 students for each teacher in the school, 608 students for each Librarian and 1642 students for each Counselor. 4.71% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.26% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.63% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Park Rapids's population in Hubbard County, Minnesota of 1,313 residents in 1900 has increased 3,15-fold to 4,142 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.21% female residents and 45.79% male residents live in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota.

    As of 2020 in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota are married and the remaining 46.22% are single population.

  • 13.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Park Rapids require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    72.80% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.77% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.05% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.36% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota, 47.72% are owner-occupied homes, another 43.39% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.89% are vacant.

  • The 45.47% of the population in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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