Babbitt, Minnesota

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Babbitt, Minnesota

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Babbitt strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Babbitt Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Babbitt, Minnesota

Comparing Babbitt to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Short Commute Times 7 5
Working at Home 6 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 6 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 8
Low Violent Crime 6 4

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Babbitt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles N of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 198 miles N of St. Paul, Minnesota
County St Louis
Metro Area Duluth - Superior
Standard Zip Codes 55706
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.708
Longitude -91.944

Babbitt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BABBITT 2 SE
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 35 to 52 F
Annual Precip 27.6 inches
Station TOWER 3 S
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp -14 to 16 F
Apr Temp 22 to 51 F
Jul Temp 48 to 77 F
Oct Temp 26 to 52 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 33 to 51 F
Annual Precip 26.8 inches
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Babbitt Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,670 100%
Male 821 49.2%
Female 849 50.8%
Under 18 350 21%
18+ 1,320 79%
65+ 479 28.7%
Median Age 46.8
Average Family Size 2.67
White 1,651 98.9%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Babbitt Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,616
Growth -54
Growth % -3.2%

Babbitt Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20%
Norwegian 16.6%
Finnish 15.1%
Swedish 6.8%
English 5.8%
Irish 5.2%
US/American 4.4%
Slovene 4.4%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Italian 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
Polish 1.7%
Slavic 1.6%
French Canadian 1.3%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Croatian 1%
Scottish 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
European 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Babbitt 1,670 $37,137
Aurora 1,850 $43,095
Ely 3,724 $36,047
Hoyt Lakes 2,082 $45,603
Tower 479 $37,500
Winton 185 $41,250

Babbitt Public Libraries

Babbitt Public Library
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(218) 827-3345
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Babbitt High Schools (2004)

Serves 217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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