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Mountain Iron, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain Iron is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in St. Louis County at latitude 47.5367 and longitude -92.617. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mountain Iron, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mountain Iron, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mountain Iron indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain Iron (see map below) encompass a land area of 68.52 sq. miles and a water area of 2.79 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Iron: City of Mountain Iron.

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Mountain Iron, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,813
Population in Households 2,798
Population in Familes 2,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,322
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 781
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 906 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 416 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $132,685
Average Home Value $143,177


Median Household Income $38,881
Average Household Income $48,980
Per Capita Income $23,045
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.46% -0.12%
Households -0.25% -0.11%
Families -0.45% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.


Mountain Iron, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Iron to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 216 76th
Population Density1 # 871 4th
Diversity Index2 # 685 25th
Median Household Income # 796 12th
Per Capita Income # 675 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.