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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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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.
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.
Libraries in Pelican Rapids include Pelican Rapids Public Library ... View libraries
Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pelican Rapids political report.
The average commute time for Pelican Rapids workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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