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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 is still the driving force in Little Falls' industry, but it has been accompanied by many new and innovative industries. The downtown district of Little Falls is fast becoming a haven for new, startup technology companies. Little Falls is home to Atomic Learning, an international software company; Waypoint Technologies, a lake mapping software company; and AmeriTrak Fleet Solutions, a vehicle tracking company. 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 2016 2021
Little Falls city 8,315 8,362 8,426 8,501
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 627 565 553
5-9 483 486 505
10-14 466 476 507
15-19 477 439 476
20-24 519 478 439
25-29 619 597 530
30-34 509 536 543
35-39 401 416 486
40-44 429 428 442
45-49 566 486 447
50-54 585 582 502
55-59 546 600 589
60-64 405 511 561
65-69 364 450 497
70-74 301 352 425
75-79 352 351 349
80-84 318 291 284
85+ 395 380 365
18+ 6,504 6,637 6,652
Median Age 41 43 42
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Little Falls city 2016
Total 8,426
White Alone 94.810
Black Alone 1.160
American Indian Alone 0.550
Asian Alone 1.000
Pacific Islander Alone 0.040
Some Other Race 0.270
Two or More Races 2.170
Hispanic Origin 1.800
Diversity Index 13.300
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 3,389 3,616 3,635 3,660
Housing Units 3,551 3,876 3,978 4,051
Owner Occupied Units 2,321 2,338
Renter Occupied Units 1,314 1,322
Vacant Units 343 391
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Little Falls city 2016 2021
Median Household $40,022 $41,942
Average Household $52,444 $56,025
Per Capita $23,047 $24,534
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Little Falls city 2016
<$15,000 793
$15,000 - $24,999 448
$25,000 - $34,999 333
$35,000 - $49,999 587
$50,000 - $74,999 777
$75,000 - $99,999 313
$100,000 - $149,999 260
$150,000 - $199,999 64
$200,000+ 61
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Little Falls city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 0% 0%
Households 0% 0%
Families 0% 0%
Median Household Income 1%
Per Capita Income 1%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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 2016 2021
Median Home Value $131,667 $148,142
Average Home Value $157,146 $176,915
<$50,000 160 101
$50,000 - $99,999 517 329
$100,000 - $149,999 765 767
$150,000 - $199,999 489 612
$200,000 - $249,999 170 249
$250,000 - $299,999 68 94
$300,000 - $399,999 79 94
$400,000 - $499,999 18 20
$500,000 - $749,999 21 24
$750,000 - $999,999 26 38
$1,000,000 + 10 9
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 49
2000-2009 495
1990-1999 360
1980-1989 394
1970-1979 542
1960-1969 328
1950-1959 505
1940-1949 249
1939 or Before 1,064
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 3,677
In-County Residents 2,597
Out-of-County Residents 1,054
Drive Alone 3,053
Carpooled 351
Public Transport 0
Work at Home 167
Less than 5 minutes 181
5-9 minutes 1,097
10-14 minutes 644
15-19 minutes 396
20-24 minutes 177
25-29 minutes 76
30-34 minutes 249
35-39 minutes 273
40-44 minutes 75
45-59 minutes 178
60-89 minutes 106
90+ minutes 58
Average Travel Time 19
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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 7,842
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 11
Mining 0
Utilities 2
Construction 207
Manufacturing 1,554
Wholesale Trade 60
   
Retail Trade 1,011
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 57
Furn & Home Furnish Str 23
Electronics & Appl Store 60
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 60
Food & Beverage Stores 239
Health/Pers Care Stores 72
Gasoline Stations 4
Clothing/Accessory Store 41
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 9
General Merchandise Str 380
Misc Store Retailers 60
Nonstore Retailers 6
   
Transportation/Warehouse 132
Information 126
   
Finance & Insurance 173
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 73
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 20
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 80
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 93
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 783
Legal Services 79
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 85
Educational Services 477
HealthCare/Social Assist 1,203
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 125
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 546
Accommodation 52
Food Srv/Drinking Places 494
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 597
Auto Repair/Maintenance 10
Public Administration Emp 652
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Little Falls Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 591
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 2
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 1
Construction Bus 35
Manufacturing Bus 24
Wholesale Trade Bus 11
   
Retail Trade Bus 85
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 9
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 6
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 9
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 9
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 12
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 11
Gasoline Stations Bus 2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 8
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 4
General Merchandise Str Bus 4
Misc Store Retailers Bus 8
Nonstore Retailers Bus 3
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 9
Information Bus 13
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 65
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 33
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 8
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 24
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 27
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 36
Legal Services Bus 8
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 24
Educational Services Bus 17
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 68
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 17
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 36
Accommodation Bus 5
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 31
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 62
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 7
Public Administration Bus 44
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Little Falls Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 469
Graduated High School 1,666
Associates Degree 556
Bachelor's Degree 862
Graduate Degree 514
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $3,058,874
College School Books/Supplies $164,433
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $3,121
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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