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Time Zone: Saint Louis County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Duluth is the Seat for Saint Louis County.

Saint Louis County was founded in 1855. Saint Louis was created by taking area from Itasca and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Saint Louis had a population of 197,767 people. This is a decrease of 1.38% since the last Census (which gave a population of 200,528 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Saint Louis represented 4.08% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010200,226-0.15%+1.24% since 2009
2009197,767-1.38%+0.3% since 2008
2008197,166-1.68%+0.36% since 2007
2007196,458-2.03% 
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2000200,528The Last Census

More information can be found on the Saint Louis County Census Page for Saint Louis County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Saint Louis County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Saint Louis County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Duluth   84,41986,9182.88% decrease  
Hibbing   16,23717,0714.89% decrease  
Hermantown   9,5867,44828.71% increase  
Virginia   8,4819,1577.38% decrease  
Chisholm   4,5944,9607.38% decrease  

Websites for Saint Louis County

Official Website:   www.co.st-louis.mn.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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