The small town of Rice, Minnesota is home to slightly less than 2,000 people. Families with young children can expect to fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 31, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Minnesota, ranking as the sixth-youngest municipality in the state. Home ownership is more common than renting in Rice, and 10% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $606 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Minnesota. Each month, renters in Rice will save around $385 compared to the state average.
Rice residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 53% of residents, while public transportation isn't used. Few workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.
Many Rice residents work in one of four industries: healthcare, retail, construction, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 35% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just under $81,000, Rice workers earn about the same as the average Minnesota resident. However, Rice compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (19%), Rice has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have a Bachelor's or Associate's degree (25%). Additionally, 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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