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Long Prairie, Minnesota

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The location of Long Prairie

Welcome to Long Prairie ...

The city of Long Prairie is located in Todd County and is the County Seat for Todd County.

The location of Long Prairie has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Long Prairie has a population of 3,315 people<2> (see below for details).

Long Prairie is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Long Prairie lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Long Prairie is within the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Long Prairie: 56347<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Long Prairie had a population of 3,458 people (or 13.89% of the total population of Todd County). This makes Long Prairie the county's most populous community.

The population of Long Prairie represents 0.07% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 191st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,458 people, the population of Long Prairie increased 13.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,040 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Long Prairie had an population of 3,315 people. This is a decrease of 4.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.05% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Long Prairie.

Communities Also Named Long Prairie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Long Prairie - it's located in Illinois.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Long Prairie.

Websites for Long Prairie ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Long Prairie. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Long Prairie. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Prairie. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Long Prairie:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Long Prairie ...

Looking for more information about Long Prairie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Long Prairie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Long Prairie.

Communities near Long Prairie ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Sauk Centre   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the South (S) of Long Prairie

Located in Stearns County

Osakis   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Long Prairie

Located in Douglas County

Browerville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Long Prairie

Clarissa   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Long Prairie

Randall   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Long Prairie

Located in Morrison County

Eagle Bend   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Long Prairie

Upsala   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Long Prairie

Located in Morrison County

Swanville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Long Prairie

Located in Morrison County

Grey Eagle   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Long Prairie

Flensburg   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Long Prairie

Located in Morrison County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Long Prairie.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Long Prairie.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Long Prairie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Long Prairie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Long Prairie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Long Prairie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Long Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9780, Longitude: -94.8634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Prairie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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