Community Profiles

County Seat: Duluth

St. Louis County in northeastern Minnesota stretches from the international port city of Duluth to the Canadian border. It encompasses much of the eastern Iron Range, including Hibbing and the Quad Cities (Eveleth, Gilbert, Mountain Iron, Virginia) plus Ely, a popular gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Major industries include mining, wood and paper products, shipping/transportation, health care and tourism. The region offers convenient access to air, rail, seaway and highway transportation. It features excellent K-12 and higher education, a thriving medical community and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Year Population Households Average Household Size Average Household Income
2015 200,418 85,856 2.23 $59,085
2020 201,931 86,828 2.22 $67,387

Source: Northland Connection, ESRI

St. Louis County, MN

Population

Total Population

203,460

Population
Growth Rate

0.17%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

18.900

Housing & Income

Households

85,671

Total Housing Units

105,385


Owner Occupied

61,986

Renter Occupied

23,685

Vacant

19,714

Median Home Value

$190,141


Average Home Value

$232,801

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.11%


Per Capita Income

2.73%

Income Projection

Median Household

$53,816 $59,476


Average Household

$70,791 $81,270


Per Capita

$29,959 $34,286

Workforce

Total Businesses

8,629

Total Employed

132,719

Workers 16+

95,673

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

49

Employed

177

Mining

Businesses

18

Employed

6,229

Utilities

Businesses

16

Employed

2,538

Construction

Businesses

625

Employed

4,344

Manufacturing

Businesses

263

Employed

6,337

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

271

Employed

2,311

Some
High School

6,272

Graduated
High School

33,665

Associates
Degree

18,138

Bachelor's
Degree

28,752

Graduate
Degree

14,946

Average Commute Time

20 min.



Resident Commuters

85,877

Non-Resident Commuters

5,456

Drive Alone

75,347

Carpooled

8,395

Public

2,183

Work At Home

3,771