Park Rapids, Minnesota

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Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States.[3] It is the location of Itasca State Park, the source of the Mississippi River.[4] The population was 3,276 at the 2000 census.

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Roads

U.S. Route 71 and Minnesota State Highway 34 are two of the main arterial routes through the city. Highway 34 was expanded in 2008 into a five-lane route through the city[5]. Downtown Main Avenue has street "center parking". Highway 71 and Main Street will be redone during the summer of 2009.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.64%) is water. The Fish Hook River flows through the city.[6]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,276 people, 1,476 households, and 788 families residing in the city. The population density was 547.5 people per square mile (211.5/km²). There were 1,616 housing units at an average density of 270.1/sq mi (104.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.97% White, 0.31% African American, 2.20% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 1,476 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.6% were non-families. 41.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.88.

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