Big Falls, Minnesota

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Big Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 125 miles NW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 223 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Koochiching
Standard Zip Codes 56627
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.191
Longitude -93.806

Big Falls Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 18 F
Apr Temp 27 to 55 F
Jul Temp 53 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Station WASKISH 4 NE
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp -11 to 14 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 24.2 inches
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 14 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
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Big Falls Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 264 100%
Male 138 52.3%
Female 126 47.7%
Under 18 52 19.7%
18+ 212 80.3%
65+ 57 21.6%
Median Age 46.3
Average Family Size 2.61
White 259 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Big Falls Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 248
Growth -16
Growth % -6.1%

Big Falls 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 41.7%
Norwegian 22.1%
Finnish 6.5%
Swedish 5%
Irish 5%
English 4%
French (except Basque) 3%
Italian 2.5%
Latvian 2.5%
US/American 2%
Danish 1.5%
Polish 1%
Scandinavian 1%
Scottish 1%
French Canadian 0.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Grand Falls (56627)
Nett River (56627)

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)
Big Falls 264 $28,125
Littlefork 680 $50,417
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