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

44,578

Population
Growth Rate

-0.11%

Median Age

48

Diversity Index

21.900

Housing & Income

Households

18,823

Total Housing Units

25,286


Owner Occupied

15,470

Renter Occupied

3,353

Vacant

6,463

Median Home Value

$216,408


Average Home Value

$240,751

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.64%

Income Projection

Median Household

$65,261 $75,645


Average Household

$83,089 $94,336


Per Capita

$35,121 $40,007

Workforce

Total Businesses

2,171

Total Employed

18,693

Workers 16+

19,318

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

219

Employed

4,006

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

306

Employed

2,078

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

145

Employed

1,763

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

191

Employed

1,763

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

47

Employed

1,551

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

94

Employed

1,264

Some
High School

1,304

Graduated
High School

8,650

Associates
Degree

5,196

Bachelor's
Degree

5,672

Graduate
Degree

2,626

Average Commute Time

24 min.



Resident Commuters

15,854

Non-Resident Commuters

3,165

Drive Alone

15,236

Carpooled

1,990

Public

138

Work At Home

1,176