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Pierz Demographics

In July 1852, Father Francis Xavier Pierz arrived in Crow Wing, a village at the confluence of the Crow Wing River with the Mississippi. He was a missionary sent to serve the upper Mississippi region. When he came upon an area of fertile land, which he called Rich Prairie, he wrote to Europe encouraging people to emigrate. The result was that the area was settled almost exclusively by German Catholics. In honor of this prominent and faithful priest, the village was named Pierz. Even today, the population of Pierz is primarily of German Catholic descent.

The broad expanses of rich soil were ideal for the farming enterprise that became the foundation of the area's economy. It spawned the growth of an agriculture-based community of implement dealers, feed businesses, blacksmiths, creameries and stores catering to farmers' needs. The growing community also needed lumberyards, crafts people and hardware stores. Merchants of all kinds found customers in this prosperous community. Though other industries have grown in Pierz, it has always been primarily based on agriculture and the richness of the prairie soil. Pierz is famous for being the home of Thielen's Meat Market, a popular stop for weekenders going to their cabins.

When Pierz and two other surrounding communities, Genola and Buckman, needed new sewer and water infrastructure, they combined their resources and formed a sewer and water district to provide services for all three communities.

Pierz Industrial Park

Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Pierz city 1,303 1,393 1,508 1,587
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 86 92 98
5-9 96 97 102
10-14 98 102 110
15-19 83 80 104
20-24 77 79 75
25-29 92 100 84
30-34 67 81 105
35-39 59 68 89
40-44 78 76 74
45-49 94 86 82
50-54 72 84 93
55-59 59 74 90
60-64 52 67 83
65-69 69 87 69
70-74 58 73 93
75-79 51 60 67
80-84 73 67 55
85+ 129 134 118
18+ 1,052 1,157 1,204
Median Age 43 44 42
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Pierz city 2016
Total 1,508
White Alone 97.550
Black Alone 0.000
American Indian Alone 0.270
Asian Alone 0.400
Pacific Islander Alone 0.000
Some Other Race 0.400
Two or More Races 1.390
Hispanic Origin 1.330
Diversity Index 7.200
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 516 585 636 670
Housing Units 526 605 663 702
Owner Occupied Units 397 430
Renter Occupied Units 239 241
Vacant Units 27 32
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Pierz city 2016 2021
Median Household $34,080 $34,433
Average Household $55,055 $58,356
Per Capita $23,737 $25,157
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Pierz city 2016
<$15,000 110
$15,000 - $24,999 114
$25,000 - $34,999 101
$35,000 - $49,999 24
$50,000 - $74,999 72
$75,000 - $99,999 146
$100,000 - $149,999 51
$150,000 - $199,999 12
$200,000+ 6
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Pierz city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 1% 1%
Households 1% 1%
Families 2% 1%
Median Household Income 0%
Per Capita Income 1%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Pierz Quality Life

Home Value

Pierz city 2016 2021
Median Home Value $131,369 $145,122
Average Home Value $145,677 $161,857
<$50,000 21 14
$50,000 - $99,999 80 52
$100,000 - $149,999 157 164
$150,000 - $199,999 80 109
$200,000 - $249,999 22 37
$250,000 - $299,999 12 18
$300,000 - $399,999 26 33
$400,000 - $499,999 0 0
$500,000 - $749,999 1 1
$750,000 - $999,999 0 0
$1,000,000 + 0 0
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 4
2000-2009 84
1990-1999 58
1980-1989 98
1970-1979 79
1960-1969 31
1950-1959 92
1940-1949 14
1939 or Before 128
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 564
In-County Residents 412
Out-of-County Residents 132
Drive Alone 408
Carpooled 68
Public Transport 3
Work at Home 33
Less than 5 minutes 137
5-9 minutes 80
10-14 minutes 15
15-19 minutes 39
20-24 minutes 87
25-29 minutes 22
30-34 minutes 59
35-39 minutes 6
40-44 minutes 14
45-59 minutes 40
60-89 minutes 8
90+ minutes 24
Average Travel Time 22
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Pierz Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 1,079
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 0
Mining 0
Utilities 3
Construction 23
Manufacturing 54
Wholesale Trade 16
   
Retail Trade 194
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 86
Furn & Home Furnish Str 22
Electronics & Appl Store 0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 21
Food & Beverage Stores 50
Health/Pers Care Stores 10
Gasoline Stations 0
Clothing/Accessory Store 0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 0
General Merchandise Str 0
Misc Store Retailers 5
Nonstore Retailers 0
   
Transportation/Warehouse 17
Information 4
   
Finance & Insurance 66
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 23
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 43
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 13
Legal Services 0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 15
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 7
Educational Services 212
HealthCare/Social Assist 169
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 6
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 34
Accommodation 1
Food Srv/Drinking Places 33
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 171
Auto Repair/Maintenance 1
Public Administration Emp 73
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Pierz Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 110
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 0
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 1
Construction Bus 7
Manufacturing Bus 5
Wholesale Trade Bus 4
   
Retail Trade Bus 16
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 4
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 2
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 2
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 4
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 2
Gasoline Stations Bus 0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 0
General Merchandise Str Bus 0
Misc Store Retailers Bus 2
Nonstore Retailers Bus 0
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 5
Information Bus 1
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 9
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 3
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 6
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 4
Legal Services Bus 0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 3
Educational Services Bus 5
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 13
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 3
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 6
Accommodation Bus 1
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 5
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 15
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 1
Public Administration Bus 6
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Pierz Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 59
Graduated High School 385
Associates Degree 125
Bachelor's Degree 75
Graduate Degree 47
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $535,145
College School Books/Supplies $29,513
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $560
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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