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Welcome to Carlton ...

The city of Carlton is located in Carlton County<1> and is the County Seat for Carlton County.

The location of Carlton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Carlton: KARL-ten<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carlton has a population of 1,033 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Carlton.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Carlton: Named for Reuben B. Carlton (1812-1863), an early settler in this area.

Carlton is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Carlton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Carlton lies within the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for Carlton: 55718<6>

Websites for Carlton ...

Official Website: www.cityofcarlton.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carlton had an population of 1,033 people. This is an increase of 19.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carlton had a population of 862 people. This makes Carlton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Carlton represents 0.02% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 384th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 862 people, the population of Carlton increased 6.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 810 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carlton.

Communities Also Named Carlton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Carlton - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado (2), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Montana, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carlton.

Communities near Carlton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carlton.

  • Duluth [Saint Louis County]
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    • Duluth [Saint Louis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Carlton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,773 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duluth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duluth<8>
  • Superior [Douglas County]
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    • Superior [Douglas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Carlton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
  • Cloquet [Carlton County]
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    • Cloquet [Carlton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Carlton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,014 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloquet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloquet<8>
  • Hermantown [Saint Louis County]
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    • Hermantown [Saint Louis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Carlton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,504 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermantown<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Proctor [Saint Louis County]
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      • Proctor [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctor<8>
    • Superior [Douglas County]
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      • Superior [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Summit [Douglas County]
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      • Summit [Douglas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Superior Village [Douglas County]
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      • Superior Village [Douglas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barnum [Carlton County]
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      • Barnum [Carlton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnum<8>
    • Oliver [Douglas County]
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      • Oliver [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carlton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carlton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carlton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carlton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlton. See our Newspapers Page for Carlton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carlton ...

Looking for more information about Carlton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carlton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carlton.

Adding Carlton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carlton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Carlton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Carlton on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carlton: www.cityofcarlton.com/

The official website for Carlton County: www.co.carlton.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Carlton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Carlton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carlton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carlton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carlton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carlton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carlton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carlton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6594, Longitude: -92.4227       In this case, the coordinates for Carlton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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