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Taconite, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Taconite had a population of 651 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Taconite, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 651
Daytime Population: Workers 100
Daytime Population: Residents 373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 473
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 646
Population in Familes 487
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 23
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $40,364
Average Household Income $52,262
Per Capita Income $21,723


Total Housing Units 339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $94,408
Average Home Value $124,346


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% 0.09%
Households -0.05% 0.0%
Families -0.65% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

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, 2017 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 50th
Population Density # 892 2nd
Diversity Index # 262 71st
Median Household Income # 813 10th
Per Capita Income # 848 6th

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