Mountain Iron, Minnesota

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Mountain Iron, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Mountain Iron Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Mountain Iron Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Mountain Iron Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Mountain Iron Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Mountain Iron Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Mountain Iron, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
People Living Alone 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Rents 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 9

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Mountain Iron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 179 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County St Louis
Metro Area Duluth - Superior
Standard Zip Codes 55768, 55792
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.532
Longitude -92.623

Mountain Iron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.1 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 7.1 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 26.3 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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Mountain Iron Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,999 100%
Male 1,453 48.4%
Female 1,546 51.6%
Under 18 687 22.9%
18+ 2,312 77.1%
65+ 466 15.5%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.83
White 2,948 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.8%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 17 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.4%

Estimated Mountain Iron Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,945
Growth -54
Growth % -1.8%

Mountain Iron 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 27.3%
German 11.2%
Italian 9.8%
Norwegian 8.8%
Swedish 6.1%
Slovene 5.1%
Irish 4.7%
Scotch-Irish 4.6%
English 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Polish 2.8%
US/American 2.4%
Hungarian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Slavic 1.2%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Croatian 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Nichols (55768)
Parkville (55768)

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)
Mountain Iron 2,999 $52,695
Buhl 983 $34,464
Chisholm 4,960 $40,431
Eveleth 3,865 $37,069
Gilbert 1,847 $44,931
Kinney 199 $33,125
Virginia 9,157 $43,419

Mountain Iron Public Libraries

Arrowhead Library System
Mountain Iron, Minnesota
(218) 741-3840
Library Web Site
Mountain Iron Public Library
Mountain Iron, Minnesota
(218) 735-8625

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Mountain Iron High Schools (2004)

Serves 271 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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