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Duluth
Saint Louis County, Minnesota

ZipCodes
55801, 55802, 55803, 55804, 55805, 55806, 55807, 55808, 55812




Page Contents for Duluth, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Duluth is approximately 86,419 (2002), 86265 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 36,022 (1990), 35705 (2010).
The amount of land area in Duluth is 175.103 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Duluth is 68.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 50.251 sq kilometers.
The distance from Duluth to Washington DC is 965 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 138 miles. (as the crow flies)
Duluth is positioned 46.78 degrees north of the equator and 92.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Duluth median income is $ 33,766 (2000).
The Duluth median home price is $ 81,600 (2000).
Duluth average annual precipitation is 26.5 inches peryear.
Duluth average annual snowfall is 80.8 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 10.3 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 38.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 65.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 45.0 degrees F.

Location

in northwestern Minnesota. Nearby communities include Superior, Arnold, Hermantown, Proctor, Thomson, and Wrenshall and in Wisconsin, Superior and Oliver. St. Paul is about 144 miles south of Duluth.
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Weather


seasonal. Here is a weather page for Duluth.
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History & History Related Items

Old Duluth
Superior Street from Lake Avenue to Fourth Avenue East, is considered to be "Old Duluth." Duluth was born in this district and what is now Canal Park when Daniel Greysolon Sier Du Lhut, in 1679, landed where the Ariel Lift bridge now stands. The history of Europeans in the area actually started in the 1630s with the first voyageurs to visit the area, but he was the first to officially document his explorations. Prior to this Duluth was the land of the Sioux. In the 1600s and 1700s they were pushed to the plains by the Ojibwas who had been moved west by European encroachment on the East coast and continuous war with the Algonquin nation. Source: Excerpt from Duluth History by Sheldon Aubut

An old phrase used for Duluth came about when Dr. Thomas Preston Foster, a local newspaperman, gave a speech in 1868 on the Fourth of July. He called Duluth, the Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas. Before this time, Duluth had experienced great growth. The canal at Sault Ste. Marie had opened in 1855 and railroads were coming into the area. The lumber and mining industries, coupled with the expansion of the railroad could hardly keep up with the demand for their services. By 1870, Duluth had become the fastest growing city in the country. Duluth was picked by Jay Cooke, a land speculator, for even more railroad expansion. Unfortunately, the stock market crash of 1873 ruined Jay Cooke’s business and nearly ruined the city. However, by the turn of the century, lumber and mining began to upswing and the population grew to almost 100,000. Duluth had come back to prosperity.

Find great historical information and links on this history page.
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Attractions

Over 20 beautiful pictures of this scenic city

More pictures of Duluth

Find all the great attractions in Duluth on this Attractions page

Bayfront Blues Festivals

Grandma's Marathon

North Shore Inline Marathon

Commemorative Air Force Duluth

Duluth Depot
This former Union Railroad Depot was built in 1892 by the Boston firm of Peabody, Stearns and Furber
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Duluth City Government

City of Duluth
330 City Hall
411 West First Street
Duluth MN 55802
Telephone: 218/723-3295
email the city hall: jcox@ci.duluth.mn.us
email the mayor: gdoty@ci.duluth.mn.us

Duluth has a Mayor/Council form of government. There is a nine member City Council. It is the county seat of St Louis County.

Duluth Chamber

Duluth Area Chamber Of Commerce
5 West First Street, Suite 101
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-722-5501
Fax: 218-722-3223

Duluth Community Events

A page for Community Events for Duluth and the area.

Duluth Organizations

Duluth Area Chamber Of Commerce
5 West First Street, Suite 101
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-722-5501
Fax: 218-722-3223

Duluth Libraries

Duluth Public Library
email the library - bkelly@duluth.lib.mn.us

Duluth Schools

Duluth Public Schools
215 N. 1st Ave. E.
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Phone: 218-723-4150 Duluth

Miscellany

The population of Duluth was:
1998 - 88,000
2000 - 86,918
2002 - 86-419

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