Community Profiles

County Seat: Grand Rapids

Itasca County in northern Minnesota boasts two million acres, one thousand lakes and one mighty Mississippi River. Long a popular vacation destination, the region is attracting a growing number of technology-based companies and manufacturers, who appreciate operating in a small-town environment with big-time amenities.

A modern airport and well-developed transportation system, robust telecommunications infrastructure, exceptional training and educational opportunities, competitive industrial property, skilled and available workforce and business-friendly climate are just a few of reasons Itasca County communities are experiencing economic growth.

Year Population Households Average Household Size Average Household Income
2015 45,562 19,238 2.32 $60,868
2020 46,404 19,682 2.31 $68,024

Source: Northland Connection, ESRI

Itasca County, MN

Population

Total Population

46,383

Population
Growth Rate

0.28%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

18.200

Housing & Income

Households

19,443

Total Housing Units

28,047


Owner Occupied

15,333

Renter Occupied

4,110

Vacant

8,604

Median Home Value

$176,344


Average Home Value

$208,648

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.34%


Per Capita Income

1.55%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,989 $53,599


Average Household

$65,994 $71,122


Per Capita

$27,697 $29,906

Workforce

Total Businesses

2,146

Total Employed

18,736

Workers 16+

19,767

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

208

Employed

3,966

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

312

Employed

2,142

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

186

Employed

1,742

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

50

Employed

1,587

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

128

Employed

1,537

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

93

Employed

1,275

Some
High School

1,606

Graduated
High School

8,336

Associates
Degree

4,834

Bachelor's
Degree

5,853

Graduate
Degree

2,487

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

16,533

Non-Resident Commuters

3,040

Drive Alone

16,073

Carpooled

1,759

Public

171

Work At Home

1,001