Duluth, Minnesota Population 2020

85,728

Duluth is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 85,728, it is the 5th largest city in Minnesota (after Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, and Bloomington) and the 403rd largest city in the United States. Duluth is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.62% 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 1,196 people per square mile.

The average household income in Duluth is $69,185 with a poverty rate of 19.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $799 per month, and the median house value is $157,100. The median age in Duluth is 34.2 years, 32.7 years for males, and 35.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.4 males.

Duluth Demographics

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

  • White: 89.83%
  • Two or more races: 3.88%
  • Black or African American: 2.42%
  • Native American: 1.80%
  • Asian: 1.63%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Duluth, Minnesota is 85,728, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 85,884.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 86,265.

Duluth, Minnesota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020279,0791400.05%
2019278,9391400.05%
2018278,7991400.05%
2017278,659-171-0.06%
2016278,830-336-0.12%
2015279,166-489-0.18%
2014279,6551900.07%
2013279,4651010.04%
2012279,364-420-0.15%
2011279,784940.03%
2010279,6900.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77,25589.83%
Two or More Races3,3333.88%
Black or African American2,0832.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5501.80%
Asian1,3991.63%
Some Other Race3480.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.04%

Duluth Population Pyramid 2020

Duluth Median Age

34.2


Total

32.7


Male

35.5


Female

Duluth Adults

There are 70,526 adults, (13,655 of whom are seniors) in Duluth.

Duluth Age Dependency

51.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Duluth Sex Ratio

Female

43,579

50.67%

Male

42,425

49.33%

Duluth Households and Families

Duluth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Duluth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
Male64.3%35.7%
All60.3%39.7%
Female55.9%44.1%
Non Family40.7%59.3%

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,0392.2160.3
Non Family17,5511.4540.7
Married13,6342.986.3
Female3,5073.0955.9
Male1,3472.9464.3

2.83

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Duluth Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7921.48%
9th to 12th Grade2,4564.58%
High School Graduate12,97024.19%
Some College12,30822.95%
Associates Degree5,0799.47%
Bachelors Degree12,64523.58%
Graduate Degree7,36913.74%

Duluth Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White49,20046,68818,841
Multiple Races1,078916333
Black1,064887187
Native American89777574
Hispanic812624261
Asian690555349
Other Race1808437
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 50.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,437$43,497$33,941
Less Than High School$21,450$23,566$16,250
High School Grad$27,785$31,759$22,336
Some College$32,283$39,949$28,721
Bachelors Degree$46,793$53,412$40,916
Graduate Degree$66,310$72,817$61,594

$38,437

Average Earnings

$43,497

Average Male

$33,941

Average Female

Duluth Language

Duluth Language by Age

Duluth Language

95.22% of Duluth residents speak only English, while 4.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Duluth Poverty

Duluth Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,79512,06216.80%
Multiple2,9971,05635.24%
Black1,73992353.08%
Native1,49669846.66%
Asian1,19952343.62%
Hispanic1,60741125.58%
Other33212236.75%
Islander361747.22%

19.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.80%

Male Poverty Rate

19.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Duluth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Duluth is Black, with 53.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Duluth is White, with 16.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.53%
High School18.02%
Some College12.30%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Male Unemployed39.34%
Female Employed16.56%
Male Employed13.49%

Duluth Income

Duluth Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,441$69,185
Families$71,487$93,067
Married Families$84,927$109,068
Non Families$31,150$42,010

Duluth Marital Status

Duluth Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Duluth Married by Age and Sex

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

Duluth Veterans

5,330

Number of Veterans

4,967

Male Veterans

363

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,901
First Gulf War845
Second Gulf War837
Korea518
World War II379
Age Group Veterans
75+1,442
65 to 741,335
35 to 541,114
55 to 64989
18 to 34450
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,0937.89%
Black865.76%
Indian786.75%
2 or More734.41%
Hispanic352.77%

$Duluth Veterans by Education

10.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Duluth Employment Status

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Duluth Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.86%

Born in Minnesota

96.60%

Native Born

3.40%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.60% of Duluth residents were born in the United States, with 73.86% having been born in Minnesota. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202085,728-78-0.09%
201985,806-78-0.09%
201885,884-96-0.11%
201785,980-78-0.09%
201686,058890.10%
201585,969-120-0.14%
201486,089540.06%
201386,035-122-0.14%
201286,157-74-0.09%
201186,231410.05%
201086,190-728-0.08%
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%