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Balsam is a township in Itasca County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Balsam. For links to other places called Balsam, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Balsam is 47.494N. The longitude is -93.42W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,355 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 553.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Balsam demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Itasca County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56657 ZIP code.
23% of Balsam residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Balsam ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Balsam was $21,488, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Balsam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Itasca County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Balsam political report.
The average commute time for Balsam workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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