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Duluth, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Duluth is the 5th largest city in Minnesota with a population of 87,821 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Duluth, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 87,821
Population in Households 81,173
Population in Familes 52,664
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,648
Population Density2 1,298
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $46,954
Average Household Income $67,710
Per Capita Income $28,782


Total Housing Units 39,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,031 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,087 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,317 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $173,597
Average Home Value $214,951


Total Households 36,118
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 18,540
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.23% 0.31%
Households 0.15% 0.25%
Families -0.08% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 2018 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 # 183 80th
Diversity Index # 224 75th
Median Household Income # 703 22nd
Per Capita Income # 502 45th

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