Profile for Duluth, Minnesota, MN
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Duluth is a city in Saint Louis County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Daniel Greysolon Du Luth, French officer and explorer
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Duluth. For links to other places called Duluth, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Duluth is 46.783N. The longitude is -92.106W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 702 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 85,734.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Duluth demographic reports
Duluth is on Lake Superior.
The port handles shipments of limestone, salt, cement, iron ore, coal and grain
Local landmarks include the Aerial Lift Bridge
Public transportation: Duluth Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 290. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bob Dylan, musician
· Joe Polo, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (men's curling)
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Starbucks, Dunn Brothers
Local festivals include:
- Summer Arts Festival - July 27-Aug. 7, 2007
- Polar Bear Plunge - Feb. 3, 2007
- Spirit Valley Days - Aug. 1-5, 2007
- Pride Festival - Sept. 1, 2007
- Festival of Cultures - Aug. 3-4, 2007
- Bayfront Blues Festival - Aug. 9-12, 2007
- Reggae Festival - July 14, 2007
- Hoghead Festival - Aug. 18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Duluth web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation:
Brighton Beach, Canal Park, Spirit Mountain Recreation Area
Scenic roads: State Hwy. 61
Duluth attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: Saint Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, Glensheen Mansion, Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth Children's Museum
Colleges and universities:
Lake Superior College, University of Minnesota Duluth, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth Business University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 69
'There's a moose on the golf course,' a man remarked casually to me as we sat in a bar in Duluth.
-- Coast to Coast
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Duluth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Louis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Duluth area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55805 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
19% of Duluth residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Duluth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Duluth was $18,969, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Duluth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Duluth festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Bayfront Blues Festival - A
- Polar Bear Plunge - F
- Reggae Festival - J
- Spirit Valley Days - A
- Hoghead Festival - A
- Pride Festival - S
- Summer Arts Festival - J
- Festival of Cultures - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Duluth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $784.
Libraries in Duluth include Duluth-Main, Mount Royal Branch Library, West Duluth Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Duluth include Duluth News Tribune
TV stations in Duluth include KDLH, KQDS, WDIO, WDSE.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSCD-FM.
Saint Louis County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Duluth political report.
The average commute time for Duluth workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Duluth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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