Taconite, Minnesota

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Taconite Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles NW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 161 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Itasca
P.O. Box Zip Codes 55786
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.312
Longitude -93.381

Taconite Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7 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 10.4 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 33.1 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 14 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
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Taconite Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 315 100%
Male 153 48.6%
Female 162 51.4%
Under 18 77 24.4%
18+ 238 75.6%
65+ 58 18.4%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.91
White 299 94.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 1 0.3%
Mixed Race 10 3.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.3%

Estimated Taconite Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 285
Growth -30
Growth % -9.5%

Taconite 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 15.8%
German 12.5%
Finnish 11.1%
French Canadian 8.6%
Irish 8.2%
Italian 8.2%
French (except Basque) 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Swedish 5.7%
US/American 3.6%
English 3.2%
Serbian 1.8%
Slovene 1.4%
Slavic 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Yugoslavian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swiss 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Arcturus (55786)
Holman (55786)
Lawrence (55786)
Savannah (55786)

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)
Taconite 315 $50,417
Bovey 662 $33,750
Calumet 383 $35,000
Coleraine 1,110 $52,361
Grand Rapids 7,764 $39,468
Marble 695 $36,667
Nashwauk 935 $31,938
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