Deer River, Minnesota

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Deer River, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Deer River Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Deer River Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Deer River, Minnesota

Comparing Deer River 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Working at Home 2 1


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

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Deer River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles NW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 164 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Itasca
Standard Zip Codes 56636
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.333
Longitude -93.792

Deer River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 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 14.9 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 38.8 miles
Jan Temp -9 to 16 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches
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Deer River Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 903 100%
Male 403 44.6%
Female 500 55.4%
Under 18 220 24.4%
18+ 683 75.6%
65+ 238 26.4%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.94
White 759 84.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 109 12.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 33 3.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.7%

Estimated Deer River Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 924
Growth 21
Growth % 2.3%

Deer River 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 21.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
Norwegian 14.8%
Finnish 11.7%
Swedish 7.1%
Irish 4.8%
English 4.3%
French (except Basque) 4%
US/American 2.9%
Polish 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Czech 1.5%
Italian 1.2%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Dutch 0.8%
European 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Serbian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Deer Riv (56636)
Inger (56636)
Morse (56636)
Oteneagen (56636)

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)
Deer River 903 $32,273
Bovey 662 $33,750
Cohasset 2,481 $48,849
Coleraine 1,110 $52,361
Grand Rapids 7,764 $39,468
Remer 372 $27,500
Taconite 315 $50,417

Deer River Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(218) 246-2900
Emergency Service: Yes

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Deer River High Schools (2004)

101 1ST AVE. N.
Serves 508 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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