Carlton County

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Carlton County, Minnesota

PO Box 190
Carlton, MN 55718
Phone: (218) 384-4281
Fax: (218) 384-9182
www.co.carlton.mn.us

On central-eastern border of MN, south of Duluth; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Pine County. Name Origin: For Reuben B. Carlton (1812-62), farmer and blacksmith for Ojibway Indians and MN state legislator

Area (sq mi):: 875.23 (land 860.33; water 14.90) Population per square mile: 39.50
Population 2005: 34,026 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 7.40%; 1990-2000 8.20% Population 2000: 31,671 (White 91.30%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.40%; Other 6.90%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,073; median household $40,021; Population below poverty level: 7.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,911-$25,272
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Cloquet (11,463)

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