Thief River Falls INFORMATION

Population: 8,442

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 53%
Single 47%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Thief River Falls has a very low population density. Thief River Falls is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,767 Thief River Falls
27,441 New York

City Info

Thief River Falls, MN is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Thief River Falls has a population density of 1,767, with 8,442 current residents.

Out of the 8,442 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 47% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 53% Sun
  • 24% Rain
  • 44% Snow


34°F average temperature

  • 42 years Median home age
  • $82,960 Median home price
  • -1.98% Home appreciation rate
  • 13.74% Annual property tax
  • 61.1%
    Homes owned
  • 30.9%
    Homes rented
  • 8%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Thief River Falls, the air quality is 97% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 24% rainy, and 44% snowy. The average temperature is 34°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Thief River Falls, you should know that 61.1% of homes are owned while 30.9% of homes are rented, and 8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $82,960, the median age of homes is 42 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.98% and the annual property tax is 13.74%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Thief River Falls, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Thief River Falls’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Thief River Falls is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 49.75% Democratic, 47.61% Republican, and 2.64% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 79%
    High school diploma
  • 10%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 11%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Thief River Falls, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.30% of residents are unemployed in Thief River Falls (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Thief River Falls residents: 9.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 17.97% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.4% are in the customer service field, 26% are in the sales field, 0.91% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 19.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 78.94%, 10.07% of residents have an associate’s degree, 11.01% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.67% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Thief River Falls, you should be aware that the average commute time is 14 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Thief River Falls have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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