Barnum, Minnesota

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Barnum, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 9% Barnum Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Barnum, Minnesota

Comparing Barnum 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 4
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 6 5
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6

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Barnum Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles SW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Carlton
Standard Zip Codes 55707
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.503
Longitude -92.688

Barnum Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 20 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 29.6 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 20 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 18 F
Apr Temp 29 to 49 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
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Barnum Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 525 100%
Male 255 48.6%
Female 270 51.4%
Under 18 153 29.1%
18+ 372 70.9%
65+ 80 15.2%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 2.96
White 511 97.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Barnum Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 614
Growth 89
Growth % 17%

Barnum 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
Norwegian 20%
German 17.2%
US/American 13%
Swedish 11.7%
Finnish 6.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
English 4.2%
French (except Basque) 4%
Irish 3.7%
Polish 3%
French Canadian 2.5%
Dutch 2%
Czech 1.5%
Slovak 1%
Danish 1%
Italian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Northern European 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Barnum, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mahtowa (55707)
Skelton (55707)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Barnum 525 $40,625
Cromwell 143 $31,875
Kettle River 168 $31,250
Moose Lake 2,239 $37,917
Sturgeon Lake 347 $41,389
Willow River 309 $44,167
Wrenshall 308 $41,875
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Barnum High Schools (2004)

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Serves 308 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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