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Location of Cuyunawithin Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Location of Cuyuna
within Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Crow Wing
 • Total 3.38 sq mi (8.75 km2)
 • Land 3.23 sq mi (8.38 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
1,253 ft (382 m)
 • Total 332
 • Estimate 
 • Density 111.32/sq mi (42.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-14428
GNIS feature ID 0642570

Cuyuna ( kye-YOO-nə) is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 332 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The city lies within its namesake, the Cuyuna Range, a line of iron-bearing hills in central Minnesota. Cuyuna was one of the mining towns along the range, part of a list including Crosby, Ironton, Trommald, and Manganese. The Cuyuna iron range saw its heyday in the first half of the 20th century, and mining on the range ceased in 1984. The local economy is now dependent upon tourism from mountain bikers. Cuyuna has been declared to have the best trail systems in Minnesota as of 2014. The Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area now encompasses some of the range.

Cuyuna is located within ZIP code 56444 based in Deerwood.


Cuyuna was incorporated in 1910. Cuyuna, and the iron ore range on which it is situated, were named by and for Cuyler Adams, and for his dog, Una, who accompanied him in many lone prospecting trips. Cuyler Adams was a prospector, discoverer, and then mine owner of the Cuyuna range. Cuyler Adams affirmed the discovery of workable ore deposits nearby, and credited jointly to himself and the valuable aid of Una.

The Waboose tribe of the Mille Lacs Band of the Ojibwe Nation historically lived in the Cuyuna area. After they were removed there was little settlement in the area until the beginning of a mining village named Cuyuna in 1906. Cuyuna was platted in November 1908.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.53 square miles (9.14 km2), of which 3.28 square miles (8.50 km2) is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) is water. County Road 31 serves as a main route in the community.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 417
1930 266 −36.2%
1940 176 −33.8%
1950 112 −36.4%
1960 86 −23.2%
1970 82 −4.7%
1980 157 91.5%
1990 172 9.6%
2000 231 34.3%
2010 332 43.7%
2019 (est.) 360 8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 332 people, 126 households, and 88 families living in the city. The population density was 101.2 inhabitants per square mile (39.1/km2). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 49.4 per square mile (19.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 1.5% African American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 126 households, of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.5% male and 45.5% female.

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