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Beaver Bay
Blue Anchor restaurant in downtown Beaver Bay
Blue Anchor restaurant in downtown Beaver Bay
Location of the city of Beaver Baywithin Lake County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Beaver Bay
within Lake County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lake
 • Total 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Land 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
702 ft (214 m)
 • Total 181
 • Estimate 
 • Density 214.02/sq mi (82.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-04456
GNIS feature ID 0655294

Beaver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 181 at the 2010 census.

Minnesota Highway 61 serves as a main route in the community.


Beaver Bay is the oldest settlement on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It was established in 1856.

The community is also the home of the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog marathon.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), of which 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2) is land and 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2) is water.

The Beaver River flows through the community. The river flows into Lake Superior.

Beaver Bay is located 25 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 287
1970 362 26.1%
1980 283 −21.8%
1990 147 −48.1%
2000 175 19.0%
2010 181 3.4%
2019 (est.) 171 −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 181 people, 84 households, and 48 families living in the city. The population density was 247.9 inhabitants per square mile (95.7/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 256.2 per square mile (98.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 1.1% African American, 1.7% Native American, and 5.5% from two or more races.

There were 84 households, of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the city was 45.8 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.6% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 65.7% male and 34.3% female.

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