Cook, Minnesota

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Cook, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Cook Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Cook Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Cook Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Cook, Minnesota

Comparing Cook 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 2
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 4


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

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Cook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles N of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 200 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County St Louis
Metro Area Duluth - Superior
Standard Zip Codes 55723
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.852
Longitude -92.689

Cook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station COOK 18 W
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 18 F
Apr Temp 27 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
Station TOWER 3 S
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp -14 to 16 F
Apr Temp 22 to 51 F
Jul Temp 48 to 77 F
Oct Temp 26 to 52 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
Distance 28.8 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
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Cook Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 622 100%
Male 278 44.7%
Female 344 55.3%
Under 18 134 21.5%
18+ 488 78.5%
65+ 165 26.5%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.82
White 602 96.8%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.6%
Other 5 0.8%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Cook Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 622
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Cook 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 20.3%
Finnish 16.7%
German 13.9%
Swedish 12.7%
US/American 6.6%
Irish 4.9%
Slovene 2.7%
English 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scandinavian 2.3%
French Canadian 2.1%
Dutch 2.1%
Ukrainian 1.9%
Italian 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Slovak 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bear Lake (55723)
Bearville North (55723)
Togo (55723)

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)
Cook 622 $34,643
Kinney 199 $33,125
Mountain Iron 2,999 $52,695
Orr 249 $38,571
Tower 479 $37,500
Virginia 9,157 $43,419

Cook Public Libraries

Cook Public Library
Cook, Minnesota
(218) 666-2210

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Cook High Schools (2004)

Serves 259 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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