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Biwabik
City of Biwabik Public Works Garage
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Location of the city of Biwabikwithin Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Biwabik
within Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Area
 • Total 9.95 sq mi (25.76 km2)
 • Land 8.77 sq mi (22.72 km2)
 • Water 1.17 sq mi (3.04 km2)
Elevation
1,450 ft (440 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 969
 • Estimate 
(2019)
969
 • Density 110.47/sq mi (42.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
55708
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-06148
GNIS feature ID 0660819
Website www.cityofbiwabik.com
Biwabik moose
Biwabik town center with statue of Honk the Moose

Biwabik is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 969 at the 2010 census.

State Highway 135 (MN 135) and Vermilion Trail (County 4) are two of the main routes in Biwabik.

Its name is derived from the Ojibwe word for Iron: Biwabiko-nabik-wan.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.15 square miles (26.29 km2); 8.97 square miles (23.23 km2) is land and 1.18 square miles (3.06 km2) is water.

Biwabik is the home of Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,299
1910 1,690 30.1%
1920 2,024 19.8%
1930 1,383 −31.7%
1940 1,304 −5.7%
1950 1,245 −4.5%
1960 1,836 47.5%
1970 1,483 −19.2%
1980 1,428 −3.7%
1990 1,097 −23.2%
2000 954 −13.0%
2010 969 1.6%
2019 (est.) 969 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 969 people, 469 households, and 250 families living in the city. The population density was 108.0 inhabitants per square mile (41.7/km2). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 60.5 per square mile (23.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 469 households, of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.7% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 22.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

History

Daniel R. Curtin, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and businessman, at one time owned the town site of Biwabik, Minnesota. For 10 years, Curtin was in the lumber and mining business.

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