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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
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Population

Population2000201020192024
Little Falls8,7688,8299,0299,166

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4641578580
5-9513557562
10-14505541588
15-19511447539
20-24529443426
25-29634572460
30-34525603533
35-39421570599
40-44466451572
45-49600478480
50-54640549499
55-59597633542
60-64439595626
65-69386530568
70-74309425488
75-79374351417
80-84335295301
85+404413387
18+6,8687,0937,118
Median Age424243

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Little Falls2019
Total9,029.000
White Alone94.670
Black Alone1.610
American Indian Alone0.550
Asian Alone0.780
Pacific Islander Alone0.040
Some Other Race0.290
Two or More Races2.060
Hispanic Origin1.990
Diversity Index13.800

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

Little Falls2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households3,5433,7953,8583,905
Housing Units3,7074,0604,1934,289
Owner Occupied Units2,5312,552
Renter Occupied Units1,3281,354
Vacant Units335384

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Little Falls20192024
Median Home Value$134,975$138,843
Average Home Value$149,773$156,252
<$50,000118117
$50,000 - $99,999579551
$100,000 - $149,999812782
$150,000 - $199,999617615
$200,000 - $249,999180202
$250,000 - $299,999113143
$300,000 - $399,9997697
$400,000 - $499,9991215
$500,000 - $749,9991318
$1,000,000 +77

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later69
2000-2009572
1990-1999506
1980-1989408
1970-1979498
1960-1969426
1950-1959494
1940-1949230
1939 or Before819

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Little Falls20192024
Median Household$45,497$50,391
Average Household$61,864$68,528
Per Capita$26,586$29,345

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Little Falls2019
<$15,000642
$15,000 - $24,999459
$25,000 - $34,999355
$35,000 - $49,999620
$50,000 - $74,999764
$75,000 - $99,999408
$100,000 - $149,999379
$150,000 - $199,999124
$200,000+108

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+4,004
In-County Residents2,566
Out-of-County Residents1,374
Drive Alone3,349
Carpooled248
Public Transport50
Work at Home96
Less than 5 minutes275
5-9 minutes925
10-14 minutes843
15-19 minutes384
20-24 minutes228
25-29 minutes118
30-34 minutes324
35-39 minutes230
40-44 minutes179
45-59 minutes214
60-89 minutes77
90+ minutes111
Average Travel Time21

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees6,594
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt13
Mining0
Utilities2
Construction176
Manufacturing579
Wholesale Trade101
  
Retail Trade989
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers57
Furn & Home Furnish Str13
Electronics & Appl Store17
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip69
Food & Beverage Stores270
Health/Pers Care Stores71
Gasoline Stations6
Clothing/Accessory Store47
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music8
General Merchandise Str379
Misc Store Retailers48
Nonstore Retailers4
  
Transportation/Warehouse129
Information136
  
Finance & Insurance159
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn68
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv26
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other65
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing84
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv773
Legal Services75
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises2
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt67
Educational Services563
HealthCare/Social Assist1,096
Arts/Entertainment/Rec114
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs510
Accommodation66
Food Srv/Drinking Places444
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin560
Auto Repair/Maintenance37
Public Administration Emp536

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Little Falls2019
Some High School370
Graduated High School2,062
Associates Degree630
Bachelor's Degree909
Graduate Degree425

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses543
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus27
Manufacturing Bus21
Wholesale Trade Bus13
  
Retail Trade Bus79
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus8
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus4
Electronics & Appl Store Bus5
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus9
Food & Beverage Stores Bus17
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus11
Gasoline Stations Bus2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus7
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus4
General Merchandise Str Bus4
Misc Store Retailers Bus6
Nonstore Retailers Bus2
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus11
Information Bus15
  
Finance & Insurance Bus36
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus8
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus9
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus19
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus17
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus29
Legal Services Bus7
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus24
Educational Services Bus17
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus69
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus17
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus33
Accommodation Bus7
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus26
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus76
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus10
Public Administration Bus42

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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