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Mountain Iron, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain Iron had a population of 2,842 as of July 1, 2016. Mountain Iron 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 Mountain Iron is located at latitude 47.5367 and longitude -92.617 in St. Louis County. 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. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The City of Mountain Iron (GNIS ID: 2395133) 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 Mountain Iron 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 Mountain Iron: City of Mountain Iron.

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


Total Population 2,842
Population in Households 2,826
Population in Familes 2,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,317
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 776
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 892 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 424 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $105,942
Average Home Value $133,558


Median Household Income $50,473
Average Household Income $58,308
Per Capita Income $27,068
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.04%
Households -0.23% -0.02%
Families -0.41% -0.16%
Median Household Income   -1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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 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 # 217 76th
Population Density1 # 869 4th
Diversity Index2 # 691 24th
Median Household Income # 538 41st
Per Capita Income # 486 46th

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