Biwabik, Minnesota

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Biwabik, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Biwabik Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Biwabik Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Biwabik Public Transportation Use
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Biwabik Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Biwabik Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Biwabik, Minnesota

Comparing Biwabik 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
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 4 2
People Above Poverty 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Biwabik Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles N of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 182 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County St Louis
Metro Area Duluth - Superior
P.O. Box Zip Codes 55708
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.533
Longitude -92.34

Biwabik Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 16 F
Apr Temp 27 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 77 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
Distance 10.7 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
Station COTTON
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp -10 to 18 F
Apr Temp 25 to 52 F
Jul Temp 52 to 78 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
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Biwabik Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 954 100%
Male 459 48.1%
Female 495 51.9%
Under 18 198 20.8%
18+ 756 79.2%
65+ 192 20.1%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.69
White 931 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 2.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Biwabik Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 945
Growth -9
Growth % -0.9%

Biwabik 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
Finnish 20.5%
German 14.1%
Norwegian 12.7%
Irish 8%
Slovene 7.6%
Swedish 6.9%
Italian 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
US/American 2.8%
English 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Polish 1.8%
Austrian 1.7%
Croatian 1.6%
Slavic 1.3%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
European 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Slovak 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Palo (55705)
Pineville (55705)
White (55705)

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)
Biwabik 954 $37,386
Aurora 1,850 $43,095
Eveleth 3,865 $37,069
Gilbert 1,847 $44,931
Hoyt Lakes 2,082 $45,603
Tower 479 $37,500
Virginia 9,157 $43,419
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Biwabik High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

300 N. 2 ND ST.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 37.2

A Special Education School
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

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