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Duluth, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Duluth is the 5th largest city in Minnesota with a population of 87,329 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Duluth: City of Duluth, Onigamiinsing.

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


Total Population 87,329
Daytime Population: Workers 58,964
Daytime Population: Residents 45,064
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 104,028
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 80,530
Population in Familes 52,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,799
Population Density2 1,290
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $45,672
Average Household Income $65,235
Per Capita Income $27,777


Total Housing Units 39,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,083 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,825 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,295 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $155,573
Average Home Value $198,136


Total Households 35,908
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 18,591
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 0.18% 0.26%
Households 0.09% 0.21%
Families -0.05% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 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 # 5 100th
Population Density # 182 80th
Diversity Index # 223 75th
Median Household Income # 697 23rd
Per Capita Income # 503 45th

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