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The City of Taconite had a population of 651 as of July 1, 2016. Taconite ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Taconite is located at latitude 47.3228 and longitude -93.3815 in Itasca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taconite (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.88 sq. miles and a water area of 1.67 sq. miles. Itasca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The City of Taconite (GNIS ID: 2396025) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Taconite is located within Township of Iron Range (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Itasca County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taconite population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Taconite, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 651
Population in Households 646
Population in Familes 486
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 23
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $94,853
Average Home Value $123,067


Median Household Income $39,940
Average Household Income $51,313
Per Capita Income $21,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.09%
Households -0.06% 0.15%
Families -0.66% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Taconite, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taconite to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 448 51st
Population Density1 # 891 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 255 72nd
Median Household Income # 792 13th
Per Capita Income # 839 7th

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