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People

Total Population 2,873
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,337
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,498
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,026
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,559

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,566
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $616
Median House Value $115,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 9.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station VIRGINIA
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
Station EVELETH WASTE WATER PLT
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Buhl 1,144 $51,848
Chisholm 5,006 $56,827
Eveleth 3,692 $45,219
Gilbert 1,809 $64,107
Kinney 160 $48,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mountain Iron Public Libraries

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Arrowhead Library System
5528 EMERALD AVENUE
Mountain Iron, Minnesota
(218) 741-3840
Library Web Site
Mountain Iron Public Library
5742 MOUNTAIN AVENUE
Mountain Iron, Minnesota
(218) 735-8625

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Mountain Iron High Schools

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5720 MARBLE AVE.
218-735-8217
Serves 271 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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