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Solway is a township in Saint Louis County, in the Duluth metro area.
The township was named for Solway Firth an inlet of the Irish Sea.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Solway. For links to other places called Solway, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Solway is 46.807N. The longitude is -92.368W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,368 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,842.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Solway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Louis 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 55810 ZIP code.
16% of Solway residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Solway ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Solway was $18,510, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Solway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Solway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $408. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $893.
Saint Louis County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Solway political report.
The average commute time for Solway workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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