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Duluth, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Duluth is the 4th largest city in Minnesota with a population of 87,190 as of July 1, 2016. Duluth ranks in the upper 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 Duluth is located at latitude 46.7832 and longitude -92.1187 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Duluth (see map below) encompass a land area of 67.68 sq. miles and a water area of 19.63 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Duluth (GNIS ID: 2394568) 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 Duluth 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 Duluth: City of Duluth, Onigamiinsing.

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


Total Population 87,190
Population in Households 80,394
Population in Familes 52,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,796
Population Density1 1,288
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 36,036
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 18,659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 39,144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,347 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,688 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,108 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $146,740
Average Home Value $192,574


Median Household Income $44,466
Average Household Income $63,429
Per Capita Income $27,167
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.27%
Households 0.16% 0.25%
Families 0.0% 0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Duluth, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Duluth 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 # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 180 80th
Diversity Index2 # 218 76th
Median Household Income # 674 26th
Per Capita Income # 479 47th

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