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Mountain Iron, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain Iron had a population of 2,858 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,858
Daytime Population: Workers 6,759
Daytime Population: Residents 1,575
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,334
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.92
Population in Households 2,843
Population in Familes 2,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $50,367
Average Household Income $60,262
Per Capita Income $27,775


Total Housing Units 1,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 885 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $121,203
Average Home Value $148,556


Total Households 1,316
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 776
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 -0.05% 0.1%
Households -0.21% -0.02%
Families -0.35% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

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, 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 # 216 76th
Population Density # 869 4th
Diversity Index # 697 24th
Median Household Income # 594 34th
Per Capita Income # 504 44th

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