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Location of Taconite, Minnesota

Taconite (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 352  331 310 315 360 +45 +14.29
Land Area (sq. mile) -- -- -- 5.2 5.2 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- -- -- 64.5 69.2 +4.73 +14.29
Housing Units -- -- -- 150 162 +12 +8.00
Households -- -- -- 136 151 +15 +11.03
Persons Per Household -- -- -- 2.32 2.38 +0.06 +2.59

Taconite is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 169 serves as a main arterial route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.62 square miles (53.41 km˛), of which, 19.91 square miles (51.57 km˛) of it is land and 0.71 square miles (1.84 km˛) of it is water. The elevation is 1,398 ft (426 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 360 people, 151 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 18.1 inhabitants per square mile (7.0/km2). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 8.1 per square mile (3.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.8% White, 1.1% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.8% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 151 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 27.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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Taconite, a city in Iron Range Township, incorporated on April 20, 1909, as a village, was laid out by the Oliver Mining Company, which had opened the Holman Mine there. The Diamond Mine was the site of earliest iron mining experimentation in the late 1880s; the first experimental washing plant on the western Mesabi Range was also built there. Its post office began in 1906; it had a station serving several railroad lines in section 22 and Taconite Junction in section 27.

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 Street View, Taconite Minnesota, 1912
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Taconite City Hall
Community Building
26 Haynes Street
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1831

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Ryan Troumbly
10 Bennett Street - PO Box 51

Taconite, MN 55786
  (218) 929-9206
Clerk 12/31/2022 Jestine Casey
37 Haynes Street - PO Box 56
Taconite, MN 55786
  (218) 259-9955
Treasurer 12/31/2024 Kris Hanson
8 Stephens Street - PO Box 411
Taconite, MN 55786
  (218) 259-6262
Council Member 12/31/2022 Timothy Kilpatrick
33593 Shamrock Drive
Bovey, MN 55786
  (218) 245-3656
Council Member 12/31/2024 Jeremiah Hoey
14 Hodgkins Street
Taconite, MN 55786
  (218) 910-0093
Council Member 12/31/2024 Lee Finke Jr
19 Bennett Avenue - PO Box 423
Taconite, MN 55786
  (218) 245-2527

Post Office:
US Post Office
28 Haynes Street S
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1580

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday           8:15 am - 10:00 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity  Minnesota Power (800) 228-4966
Natural Gas  n/a --
Wastewater  City of Taconite (218) 245-1831
Water  City of Taconite (218) 245-1831
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Mediacom Cable (855) 448-1193

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Taconite Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Taconite Minnesota area



Mesabi Trail

The Taconite State Trail stretches 165 miles from Grand Rapids to Ely and intersects with the Arrowhead State Trail just west of Lake Vermillion. Portions are paved for biking and in-line skating. The remainder of the natural surface trail is used primarily for snowmobiling in the winter. The trail goes through a few areas that have standing water in the summer, however portions of the trail are suitable for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.

The Taconite Trail winds through forests of birch and aspen intertwined with pine, leading the visitor by many isolated lakes and streams. From Grand Rapids heading north, you see the impact of the taconite and iron mining industry. The northern portion of the trail terrain is rolling and tree covered as it winds through state and national forest land.

Eight trail waysides and picnic facilities offer scenic vistas of the hills, lakes and rivers of this area. The trail also links three state parks: Bear Head Lake, Soudan Underground Mine, and McCarthy Beach. The landscape in and around Bear Head Lake State Park is very rolling and rocky.



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Greenway Public Schools
Independent School District #316

499 Powell Avenue
PO Box 227
Coleraine, MN 55722
Phone: (218) 245-6500

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1046
Greenway High School
308 Roosevelt Street
PO Box 250
Coleraine, MN 55722
Phone: (218) 245-1287
Fax: (218) 245-6210

Grades:  9-12
Students:  300
Connor-Jasper Middle School
308 Roosevelt Street
PO Box 250
Coleraine, MN 55722
Phone: (218) 245-1287
Fax: (218) 245-6210

Grades:  5-8
Students:  328
VanDyke Elementary School
300 Cole Street
Coleraine, MN 55722

Phone: (218) 245-2510

Grades:  PK-4
Students:  418
Marble Early Childhood Center
300 South Avenue
Marble, MN 55764
Phone: (218) 247-7306

Grades:  PK
Students: 33

Marble Elementary School, Marble Minnesota

Foundation Christian School
95 Hodgins Avenue
PO Box 95
Taconite MN  55786
Phone: (218) 360-8000

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  n/a

St. Joseph Catholic Church
95 Hodgins Avenue
Taconite MN  55786
(218) 245-1684




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American Legion
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1497

American Legion in Taconite Minnesota

Casa Tranquila Apartments
30 Haynes Street S
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-3867

Casa Tranquilla Apts, Taconite Minnesota

US Post Office
28 Haynes Avenue
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1580

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