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Hibbing, Minnesota

Hibbing is a city located in St. Louis County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,071.

Hibbing is the birthplace of famous baseball player and home run king Roger Maris. Music legend Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota, but raised in nearby Hibbing.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 483.1 km² (186.5 mi²). 470.5 km² (181.7 mi²) of it is land and 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.60% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 17,071 people, 7,439 households, and 4,597 families residing in the city. The population density is 36.3/km² (94.0/mi²). There are 8,037 housing units at an average density of 17.1/km² (44.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.33% White, 0.46% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,439 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% are married couples living together, 9.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,346, and the median income for a family is $43,558. Males have a median income of $38,064 versus $22,183 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,561. 11.7% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.3% are under the age of 18 and 8.2% are 65 or older.