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Pelican Rapids is a city in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area.

The community was named for rapids on the Pelican River.

The latitude of Pelican Rapids is 46.570N. The longitude is -96.082W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,306 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,443.


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Median household income
Local
$27,232
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pelican Rapids demographic reports
Home to the "World's Largest Pelican"
Local festivals include:
  • International Friendship Festival - June 22-23, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 11-14, 2007
  • Turkey Days - July 13-14, 2007
  • Colored Leaf Days - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pelican Rapids web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Maplewood State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pelican Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otter Tail County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56572 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Pelican Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pelican Rapids ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pelican Rapids was $13,699, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Pelican Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pelican Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $705.


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Libraries in Pelican Rapids include Pelican Rapids Public Library ... View libraries

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Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pelican Rapids political report.

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The average commute time for Pelican Rapids workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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