Bovey, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Bovey Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bovey Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Bovey, Minnesota

Comparing Bovey 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 7 6
Age of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 4 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Bovey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles NW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 160 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Itasca
Standard Zip Codes 55709
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.295
Longitude -93.418

Bovey 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 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 17 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 15 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 78 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 14 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
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Bovey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 662 100%
Male 318 48%
Female 344 52%
Under 18 152 23%
18+ 510 77%
65+ 123 18.6%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.83
White 642 97%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 2.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.2%

Estimated Bovey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 661
Growth -1
Growth % -0.2%

Bovey 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 26.4%
Norwegian 10.3%
Finnish 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
Serbian 7.6%
Irish 5.8%
US/American 5.2%
Italian 4.5%
English 3.9%
Swedish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scandinavian 2.1%
Scottish 1.9%
Croatian 1.9%
Yugoslavian 1.4%
Polish 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Bulgarian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Boray (55709)

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)
Bovey 662 $33,750
Calumet 383 $35,000
Cohasset 2,481 $48,849
Coleraine 1,110 $52,361
Grand Rapids 7,764 $39,468
Marble 695 $36,667
Taconite 315 $50,417

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