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Rice is a city in Benton County, in the Saint Cloud metro area.
The city was named for George T. Rice, hotel keeper
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Rice. For links to other places called Rice, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rice is 45.751N. The longitude is -94.22W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,063 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 889.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rice demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Cloud area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56367 ZIP code.
51% of Rice residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rice ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rice was $16,882, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Rice residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rice, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $865.
Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rice political report.
The average commute time for Rice workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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