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Babbitt, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Babbitt had a population of 1,507 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,507
Daytime Population: Workers 376
Daytime Population: Residents 899
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,275
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,496
Population in Familes 1,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $39,650
Average Household Income $53,143
Per Capita Income $25,466


Total Housing Units 837 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $79,190
Average Home Value $89,601


Total Households 718
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 438
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 0.3% 0.34%
Households 0.21% 0.3%
Families 0.09% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 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 # 296 67th
Population Density # 902 0th
Diversity Index # 859 5th
Median Household Income # 831 8th
Per Capita Income # 693 24th

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