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Babbitt, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Babbitt had a population of 1,487 as of July 1, 2016. Babbitt ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Babbitt is located at latitude 47.6431 and longitude -91.9283 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Babbitt (see map below) encompass a land area of 105.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The City of Babbitt (GNIS ID: 2394047) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Babbitt: City of Babbitt.

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


Total Population 1,487
Population in Households 1,476
Population in Familes 1,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 712
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 434
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 829 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 600 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $74,171
Average Home Value $80,458


Median Household Income $39,925
Average Household Income $52,363
Per Capita Income $25,220
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.19%
Households 0.11% 0.17%
Families -0.04% 0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.86%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

Babbitt, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Babbitt 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 # 300 67th
Population Density1 # 901 1st
Diversity Index2 # 865 4th
Median Household Income # 794 12th
Per Capita Income # 626 31st

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