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Staples


Welcome to Staples

The town of Staples is a thriving regional center of business, arts and culture, and education. Home to Central Lakes College, the town has a strong educational foundation, as well as a business community that includes retail and manufacturing establishments, including Lakewood Health System, 3M’s Fabrication Services Plant, Stern Manufacturing and the new Timberlake Hotel - Convention Center.

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Mayor: Chris Etzler
122 6th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
218-296-1419
cetzler@ci.staples.mn.us

Clerk: Diane Archer
122 6th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
218-894-2550
darcher@ci.staples.mn.us

Administrator: Jerel Nelsen
122 6th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
218-894-2550
jnelsen@ci.staples.mn.us


*City Council Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Staples Government Center, Staples, MN 56479
* Construction and Utilities Permits for within the City of Staples can be picked up at the Staples Government center.
* Elections are held at the Staples Community Center, 425 4th St NE, Staples, MN 56479
 

Documents/Forms:
City Parcel Map


Staples, MN

Population

Total Population

3,088

Population
Growth Rate

0.36%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

15.100

Housing & Income

Households

1,271

Total Housing Units

1,540


Owner Occupied

836

Renter Occupied

435

Vacant

269

Median Home Value

$103,216


Average Home Value

$122,787

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.41%


Per Capita Income

1.84%

Income Projection

Median Household

$39,408 $41,747


Average Household

$56,114 $61,506


Per Capita

$23,175 $25,392

Workforce

Total Businesses

159

Total Employed

2,815

Workers 16+

1,279

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

20

Employed

1,565

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

10

Employed

403

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

8

Employed

219

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

22

Employed

163

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

2020 Accommodation/Food Service SVG Graphic

Businesses

11

Employed

113

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

9

Employed

107

Some
High School

184

Graduated
High School

577

Associates
Degree

275

Bachelor's
Degree

332

Graduate
Degree

101

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

517

Non-Resident Commuters

747

Drive Alone

1,020

Carpooled

167

Public

4

Work At Home

16


Fast Fact Image

Todd County was created on February 20, 1885 (Organized in 1873) from Cass County.  The county was named in honor of John Blair Smith Todd, commander of Fort Ripley (1849-56); general in the Civil War; delegate in Congress from Dakota Territory, 1861 and 1863-65; governor of Dakota Territory, 1869-71.