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Location of Blackduck, Minnesota
Blackduck, Minnesota is located in the United States
Blackduck, Minnesota
Blackduck, Minnesota
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Beltrami
 • Total 1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Land 1.61 sq mi (4.16 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
1,398 ft (426 m)
 • Total 785
 • Estimate 
 • Density 518.36/sq mi (200.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
56630, 56663
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-06256
GNIS feature ID 0655419

Blackduck is a city in Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 785 as of the 2010 census. It is located 24 mi (39 km) northeast of Bemidji.


The village of Blackduck was organized in October 1900, and the town was incorporated in December 21, 1900. The first settlers of this community came from Crookston, Minnesota. The town was founded because of the great logging potential of the area. The Continental Divide is located near the area, and provided good drainage which resulted in good logging because the land was not wet. The community was named for Blackduck Lake.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.71 square miles (4.43 km2), of which, 1.67 square miles (4.33 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 942
1920 788 −16.3%
1930 704 −10.7%
1940 753 7.0%
1950 732 −2.8%
1960 765 4.5%
1970 595 −22.2%
1980 653 9.7%
1990 718 10.0%
2000 696 −3.1%
2010 785 12.8%
2019 (est.) 833 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 785 people, 338 households, and 185 families living in the city. The population density was 470.1 inhabitants per square mile (181.5/km2). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 222.8 per square mile (86.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.4% White, 0.4% African American, 4.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 338 households, of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.1% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 37.1 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

Parks and recreation

Camp Rabideau is located six miles south of Blackduck. The camp is one of the 2,650 camps President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened during his New Deal Program. The camp is a National Historic Landmark, and is well preserved. The camp was opened to give jobs to young men between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one in hopes of helping the country get out of the depression.

Blackduck Golf Course is located one mile west of Highway 71. This is a nine-hole course with cart rental provided. The golf course is located near the public access to Blackduck Lake. Pine Tree Park is just a short walk from the lake access. This is the closest camp ground to Blackduck. Blackduck Lake has numerous resorts that surround the lake.


Blackduck has one public school which houses Blackduck Elementary School and Blackduck High School.

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