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Little Falls Demographics

The beautiful falls on the Mississippi River attracted native inhabitants, explorers, traders and settlers. By the 1880's a surge in immigration, railroad expansion and industrial development created a boom. In 1889, Little Falls was incorporated as a city. It is the third oldest city in the state. Due to local brick-making industries, by 1890, large brick buildings replaced the former wooden storefronts. Within a two-year period the population had doubled, reaching 4,699.

Major industries that contributed to the growth of Little Falls were the Pine Tree Lumber Company, Hennepin Paper Company, and two large flour mills. Smaller industries included the Kiewel Brewery, a sash and door factory and a horseshoe factory. Carpenters, cigar manufacturers and blacksmiths were among the numerous tradesmen setting up shop. A major contributor to the economic growth of Little Falls was the surrounding diversified farming. Also evident was a vibrant social and religious community.

When the lumber and flour milling industries declined, others sprang up. Most notable was boat building, which began with the Larson Boat Company, in the 1920's. Boat building was the driving force in Little Falls' industry for nearly 100 years. The City of Little Falls continues to grow with new and innovative, startup companies. Little Falls is home to Hoonuit, an international software company; Lakemaster, a lake mapping software company; AirBorn Inc, a specialty connector company; Wabash National, a leading refrigerated trailer company; Falls Fabricating, a metal fabricating facility; DJ Products, a power trailer moving manufacturer; Mielke Oil, a lubricant and fuel distributor; and Little Falls Machine, a nationally known plow manufacturer.  The growth of Little Falls continues, thanks to the early entrepreneurs whose vision gave it impetus.

Little Falls Industrial Park

Little Falls Demographics, 2000

Population

Population 2000 2010 2017 2022
Little Falls city 8,315 8,362 8,452 8,546
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Population by Age

Population 2010 2017 2022
0-4 627 559 552
5-9 483 520 543
10-14 466 483 546
15-19 477 426 482
20-24 519 454 417
25-29 619 561 462
30-34 509 557 526
35-39 401 475 536
40-44 429 415 487
45-49 566 472 439
50-54 585 565 490
55-59 546 584 554
60-64 405 529 565
65-69 364 471 517
70-74 301 370 435
75-79 352 327 353
80-84 318 287 271
85+ 395 396 369
18+ 6,504 6,633 6,615
Median Age 41 42 42
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Population by Race

Little Falls city 2017
Total 8,452
White Alone 94.650
Black Alone 1.230
American Indian Alone 0.580
Asian Alone 1.170
Pacific Islander Alone 0.040
Some Other Race 0.310
Two or More Races 2.020
Hispanic Origin 1.940
Diversity Index 13.800
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Households

Population 2000 2010 2017 2022
Households 3,389 3,616 3,646 3,683
Housing Units 3,551 3,876 3,972 4,056
Owner Occupied Units 2,307 2,330
Renter Occupied Units 1,339 1,353
Vacant Units 326 373
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Little Falls city 2017 2022
Median Household $44,389 $50,265
Average Household $55,892 $64,846
Per Capita $24,526 $28,348
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Household Income Base

Little Falls city 2017
<$15,000 654
$15,000 - $24,999 505
$25,000 - $34,999 297
$35,000 - $49,999 527
$50,000 - $74,999 823
$75,000 - $99,999 370
$100,000 - $149,999 352
$150,000 - $199,999 70
$200,000+ 48
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Growth Rate

Little Falls city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 0% 0%
Households 0% 0%
Families 0% 0%
Median Household Income 3%
Per Capita Income 3%
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Little Falls Quality Life

Our teachers are highly educated and highly trained, nearly half of which have masters degrees and bring an average of 17 years in education to the classroom. Our district is larger then 75% of school districts in the state and offers "big District" programs and opportunities for students through a personalized community environment. Please view the complete list of education facilities below. For information on Little Falls Public Schools visit www.lfalls.k12.mn.us. For information on Mary of Lourdes Schools visit www.molschool.org.


Local Public Information, ISD #482
Elementary:

Charles Lindbergh Elementary
101 9th Street SE
Little Falls
(320) 616-3200

DR. S. G. Knight Elementary
504 East Minnesota Avenue
PO Box 69
Randall, MN 56475
(320) 616-5200

Lincoln Elementary
300 6th Street SW
Little Falls
(320) 616-6200

Middle School:

Little Falls Community Middle School
1000 1st Avenue SE
Little Falls
(320) 616-4200

High School:

Little Falls Community High School
1001 5th Avenue SE
Little Falls
(320) 616-2200

Other:

Continuing Education Center (CEC)
116 8th Avenue SE
Little Falls
(320) 632-4159

Community Services
14800 Riverwood Drive
(320) 632-7938
www.lfalls.k12.mn.us

St. Francis Music Center
116 8th Avenue SE
(320) 632-0637
www.sfmusiccenter.org

Local Parochial Information
Elementary:

Mary of Lourdes Elementary School
307 4th Street SE
Little Falls
(320) 632-5408

Middle School:

Mary of Lourdes Middle School
205 3rd Street NW
Little Falls
(320) 632-6742

 

Home Value

Little Falls city 2017 2022
Median Home Value $132,853 $139,240
Average Home Value $156,581 $168,294
<$50,000 137 119
$50,000 - $99,999 537 499
$100,000 - $149,999 729 697
$150,000 - $199,999 522 534
$200,000 - $249,999 157 182
$250,000 - $299,999 80 104
$300,000 - $399,999 74 105
$400,000 - $499,999 19 28
$500,000 - $749,999 21 26
$750,000 - $999,999 20 24
$1,000,000 + 10 12
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 73
2000-2009 484
1990-1999 489
1980-1989 370
1970-1979 490
1960-1969 428
1950-1959 553
1940-1949 268
1939 or Before 964
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 4,100
In-County Residents 2,869
Out-of-County Residents 1,228
Drive Alone 3,471
Carpooled 312
Public Transport 21
Work at Home 171
Less than 5 minutes 249
5-9 minutes 1,093
10-14 minutes 750
15-19 minutes 438
20-24 minutes 232
25-29 minutes 69
30-34 minutes 273
35-39 minutes 271
40-44 minutes 129
45-59 minutes 262
60-89 minutes 79
90+ minutes 84
Average Travel Time 20
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Little Falls Workforce Occupations

Little Falls is home to a diversity of industries: military, boats, health care, mail processing, sheet metal/welding, snowplows and conveyors, wood products, food processing, monuments, tool and die, technology, ethanol and more. For additional information view the Little Falls Workforce information available on the MNPRO website, designed by DEED.

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 7,351
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 1
Mining 0
Utilities 2
Construction 195
Manufacturing 1,323
Wholesale Trade 113
   
Retail Trade 1,006
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 65
Furn & Home Furnish Str 23
Electronics & Appl Store 47
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 80
Food & Beverage Stores 269
Health/Pers Care Stores 60
Gasoline Stations 6
Clothing/Accessory Store 31
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 11
General Merchandise Str 380
Misc Store Retailers 28
Nonstore Retailers 6
   
Transportation/Warehouse 134
Information 139
   
Finance & Insurance 170
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 80
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 14
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 76
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 56
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 777
Legal Services 79
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 64
Educational Services 500
HealthCare/Social Assist 1,016
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 105
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 535
Accommodation 66
Food Srv/Drinking Places 469
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 584
Auto Repair/Maintenance 10
Public Administration Emp 631
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Little Falls Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 548
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 1
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 1
Construction Bus 33
Manufacturing Bus 22
Wholesale Trade Bus 13
   
Retail Trade Bus 87
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 10
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 6
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 6
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 12
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 16
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 8
Gasoline Stations Bus 3
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 6
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 5
General Merchandise Str Bus 4
Misc Store Retailers Bus 8
Nonstore Retailers Bus 3
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 10
Information Bus 16
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 38
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 10
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 6
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 22
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 22
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 31
Legal Services Bus 8
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 20
Educational Services Bus 17
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 64
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 17
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 36
Accommodation Bus 7
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 29
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 64
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 7
Public Administration Bus 45
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Little Falls Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 394
Graduated High School 1,819
Associates Degree 577
Bachelor's Degree 869
Graduate Degree 540
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $3,136,860
College School Books/Supplies $144,262
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $3,549
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

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