Duluth, Minnesota Population 2021

85,142
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Duluth is a city located in St. Louis County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of St. Louis County. With a 2020 population of 85,142, it is the 4th largest city in Minnesota (after Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester) and the 403rd largest city in the United States . Duluth is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -1.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 86,265 in 2010. Duluth reached it's highest population of 106,884 in 1960. Spanning over 91 miles, Duluth has a population density of 1,188 people per square mile.

The average household income in Duluth is $72,424 with a poverty rate of 18.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $820 per month, and the median house value is $163,300. The median age in Duluth is 34.1 years, 32.6 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

Duluth Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Duluth was:

  • White: 89.71%
  • Two or more races: 4.06%
  • Black or African American: 2.28%
  • Native American: 1.82%
  • Asian: 1.58%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Duluth, Minnesota is 85,142 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 85,856.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 86,265.

Duluth, Minnesota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021287,676-528-0.18%
2020288,204-528-0.18%
2019288,732-528-0.18%
2018289,2601520.05%
2017289,108-287-0.10%
2016289,395-346-0.12%
2015289,741-520-0.18%
2014290,261680.02%
2013290,193170.01%
2012290,176-418-0.14%
2011290,594520.02%
2010290,5420.00%

Duluth Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77,07689.71%
Two or More Races3,4844.06%
Black or African American1,9592.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5651.82%
Asian1,3541.58%
Some Other Race4430.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.04%
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Duluth Population by Race

Duluth Population Pyramid $2021

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Duluth Median Age

34.1


Total

32.6


Male

35.2


Female

Duluth Adults

There are 70,649 adults, (13,505 of whom are seniors) in Duluth.

Duluth Age Dependency

50.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Duluth Sex Ratio

Female

44,099

51.33%

Male

41,816

48.67%

Duluth Population by Age

Duluth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Duluth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
Male68.8%31.2%
All60.4%39.6%
Female54.1%45.9%
Non Family40.8%59.2%

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Duluth Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,1822.260.4
Non Family18,0921.4740.8
Married13,3792.987.7
Female3,4053.0754.1
Male1,3062.9468.8

2.84

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Duluth Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8361.56%
9th to 12th Grade2,2544.21%
High School Graduate12,39223.13%
Some College12,61623.55%
Associates Degree5,1759.66%
Bachelors Degree12,60823.53%
Graduate Degree7,69114.36%
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Duluth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Duluth Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White49,04646,81419,118
2+ Races1,2281,064335
Black1,090903237
Native American901674118
Hispanic771554257
Asian641529266
Other Race1907127
Islander2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.50%.

Duluth Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,678$44,830$34,750
Less Than 9th Grade$21,798$24,757$17,125
High School Graduate$28,266$32,481$22,804
Some College$33,200$40,483$29,515
Bachelors Degree$47,140$53,778$41,705
Graduate Degree$68,892$78,444$62,313

$39,678

Average Earnings

$44,830

Average Male

$34,750

Average Female

Duluth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Duluth Language by Age

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Duluth Language

95.33% of Duluth residents speak only English, while 4.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Duluth Language

Duluth Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,82711,45515.95%
Multiple3,11695930.78%
Black1,57276748.79%
Native1,50374549.57%
Hispanic1,64244527.10%
Asian1,13638934.24%
Other43317941.34%
Islander341852.94%

18.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.62%

Male Poverty Rate

18.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Duluth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Duluth is Islander, with 52.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Duluth is White, with 15.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.67%.

Duluth Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.42%
High School17.66%
Some College11.71%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%

Duluth Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.21%
Male Unemployed43.43%
Female Employed15.59%
Male Employed12.27%

Duluth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Duluth Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,463$72,424
Families$76,434$98,921
Married Families$91,116$115,958
Non Families$32,528$43,912
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Income by Household Type

Duluth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Duluth Married by Age and Sex

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Duluth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Duluth Marital Status by Race

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Duluth Marital Status

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4,789

Number of Veterans

4,458

Male Veterans

331

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,768
Second Gulf War796
First Gulf War767
Korea442
World War II257

Duluth Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,274
75+1,261
35 to 541,005
55 to 64857
18 to 34392

Duluth Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5537.05%
Native American826.96%
2+ Races774.33%
Black644.14%
Hispanic373.04%
Asian131.13%

Duluth Veterans by Race

Duluth Veterans by Education

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11.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Duluth Veterans by Education

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67%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Duluth Employment by Age

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Duluth Employment by Race

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Duluth Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.52%

Born in Duluth

96.52%

Native Born

3.48%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

1.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.52% of Duluth residents were born in the United States, with 73.52% having been born in Minnesota. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Duluth Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202185,142-238-0.28%
202085,380-238-0.28%
201985,618-238-0.28%
201885,856-123-0.14%
201785,979-105-0.12%
201686,084990.12%
201585,985-110-0.13%
201486,095500.06%
201386,045-117-0.14%
201286,162-77-0.09%
201186,239480.06%
201086,191-727-0.08%
200086,9181,4250.17%
199085,493-7,318-0.82%
198092,811-7,767-0.80%
1970100,578-6,306-0.61%
1960106,8842,3730.22%
1950104,5113,4460.34%
1940101,065-398-0.04%
1930101,4632,5460.25%
192098,91720,4512.34%
191078,46625,4974.01%
190052,96919,8544.81%
189033,11529,63225.26%
18803,4833521.07%
18703,1310.00%

Duluth Population by Year