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The location of Duluth

Welcome to Duluth ...

The city of Duluth is located in Saint Louis County and is the County Seat for Saint Louis County.

The location of Duluth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Duluth: DUH-looth<2>

When the people of Duluth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Duluthian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Duluth has a population of 85,884 people<4> (see below for details).

Duluth was established in 1679.

The community of Duluth is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Duluth: (218)

The ZIP codes for Duluth: 55801-55808, 55810-55812, 55814-55816<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Duluth had a population of 86,265 people (or 43.08% of the total population of Saint Louis County). This makes Duluth the county's most populous community.

The population of Duluth represents 1.63% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 86,265 people, the population of Duluth has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 86,918 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Duluth had an population of 85,884 people. This is a decrease of 0.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.19% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Duluth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Duluth - they are located in Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and Nevada.

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

Websites for Duluth ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Duluth. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Duluth. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Duluth. Our list includes 91 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Duluth:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Duluth ...

Looking for more information about Duluth? 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 Duluth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Duluth.

Communities near Duluth ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cloquet   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the West (W) of Duluth

Located in Carlton County

Town of Superior   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Duluth

Located in Douglas County (WI)

Town of Parkland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Duluth

Located in Douglas County (WI)

Town of Amnicon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Duluth

Located in Douglas County (WI)

Carlton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Duluth

Located in Carlton County

Scanlon   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Duluth

Located in Carlton County

Town of Lakeside   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Duluth

Located in Douglas County (WI)

Superior Village   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Duluth

Located in Douglas County (WI)

Wrenshall   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Duluth

Located in Carlton County

Oliver   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Duluth

Located in Douglas County (WI)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Duluth.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Saint Louis County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Duluth:

The official website for Saint Louis County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Duluth. 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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Duluth refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Duluth may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Duluth.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Duluth - 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 Duluth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Duluth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Duluth includes: 55801, 55802, 55803, 55804, 55805, 55806, 55807, 55810, 55811, 55814, 55815 & 55816.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Duluth) 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 Duluth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Duluth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duluth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7819, Longitude: -92.1195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duluth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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