Scanlon, Minnesota

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Scanlon, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Scanlon Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Scanlon Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Scanlon Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Scanlon Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Scanlon People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Scanlon, Minnesota

Comparing Scanlon 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 9 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


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

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Scanlon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles N of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Carlton
Standard Zip Codes 55720
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.706
Longitude -92.428

Scanlon 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 -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 16.9 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 24.3 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 20 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 29.6 inches
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Scanlon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 838 100%
Male 397 47.4%
Female 441 52.6%
Under 18 183 21.8%
18+ 655 78.2%
65+ 201 24%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.75
White 808 96.4%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 2.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Scanlon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 836
Growth -2
Growth % -0.2%

Scanlon 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 17.2%
Finnish 15.6%
Norwegian 15.1%
Swedish 11.1%
Polish 6.4%
French (except Basque) 5.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
US/American 3.8%
Irish 3.7%
European 3.4%
Italian 3%
English 2.5%
French Canadian 2.3%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
Scottish 0.7%
Czech 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Kenyan 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
African 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Knife Falls (55720)

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)
Scanlon 838 $46,000
Carlton 810 $44,792
Cloquet 11,201 $47,799
Duluth 86,918 $46,394
Hermantown 7,448 $55,632
Proctor 2,852 $49,875
Wrenshall 308 $41,875
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