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Deer River is a township in Itasca County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Deer River. For links to other places called Deer River, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Deer River is 47.388N. The longitude is -93.749W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,296 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 691.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Deer River 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 56636 ZIP code.
17% of Deer River residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Deer River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Deer River was $15,836, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Deer River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Deer River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $886.
Itasca County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Deer River political report.
The average commute time for Deer River workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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