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

46,530

Population
Growth Rate

0.35%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

17.500

Housing & Income

Households

19,371

Total Housing Units

27,956


Owner Occupied

15,454

Renter Occupied

3,917

Vacant

8,585

Median Home Value

$180,768


Average Home Value

$215,934

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.34%


Per Capita Income

2.45%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,943 $57,622


Average Household

$66,527 $75,084


Per Capita

$27,728 $31,288

Workforce

Total Businesses

2,148

Total Employed

18,198

Workers 16+

19,863

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

36

Employed

177

Mining

Businesses

4

Employed

33

Utilities

Businesses

6

Employed

333

Construction

Businesses

192

Employed

933

Manufacturing

Businesses

84

Employed

1,315

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

70

Employed

465

Some
High School

1,533

Graduated
High School

8,864

Associates
Degree

4,225

Bachelor's
Degree

5,592

Graduate
Degree

2,769

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

16,593

Non-Resident Commuters

3,137

Drive Alone

16,244

Carpooled

1,863

Public

152

Work At Home

876