Carlton, Minnesota

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Carlton, Minnesota

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

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Top 19% Carlton Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Carlton, Minnesota

Comparing Carlton 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Carlton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles N of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Carlton
Standard Zip Codes 55718
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.663
Longitude -92.424

Carlton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 47 F
Jul Temp 57 to 75 F
Oct Temp 38 to 53 F
Annual Precip 25.6 inches
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 16 F
Apr Temp 26 to 51 F
Jul Temp 52 to 77 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
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Carlton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 810 100%
Male 391 48.3%
Female 419 51.7%
Under 18 166 20.5%
18+ 644 79.5%
65+ 228 28.1%
Median Age 43.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 771 95.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 28 3.5%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Carlton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 795
Growth -15
Growth % -1.9%

Carlton 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 25.1%
Norwegian 15.3%
Finnish 12.4%
Swedish 9.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Polish 6%
Irish 5.5%
French (except Basque) 4.9%
US/American 4%
English 3.2%
Scandinavian 1.8%
Romanian 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Turkish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Greek 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Carlton 810 $44,792
Barnum 525 $40,625
Cloquet 11,201 $47,799
Hermantown 7,448 $55,632
Proctor 2,852 $49,875
Scanlon 838 $46,000
Wrenshall 308 $41,875

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Carlton Public Library
Carlton, Minnesota
(218) 384-3726

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Carlton High Schools (2004)

Serves 353 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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