About Grand Marais MN
Grand Marais (/ˌɡrænd məˈreɪ/) is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. It is a northern town on the North Shore with a population of 1,351 at the 2010 census. It is also the county seat and sole municipality of Cook County. Prior to inhabitation by French Canadian settlers and prior to Minnesota’s statehood, Grand Marais was inhabited by the Anishinaabe indigenous people, the thriving woodland people also known as the Ojibwe. The Ojibwe name for the area is Gichi-biitoobiig, which means “great duplicate water,” “parallel body of water” or “double body of water” (like a bayou), a reference to the two bays which form the large harbor of Lake Superior.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.90 square miles (7.51 km), all of it land. Grand Marais is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. It is an entry point for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, situated at the beginning of the Gunflint Trail. The Superior Hiking Trail passes near Grand Marais, and Judge C. R. Magney State Park is nearby, with its unusual Devil’s Kettle waterfalls.
The land surrounding Grand Marais slopes up to form the Sawtooth Bluff, a dramatic rock face visible from nearly any vantage point in the city. Adjacent to the bluff is Pincushion Mountain, a large bald monolith with dramatic views of Lake Superior and the inland wilderness.
Grand Marais Harbor is protected by Artist’s Point, a barrier island formed by lava that was connected to the mainland by gravel deposited by lake currents, forming a tombolo. An Arctic–alpine disjunct community survives there.
Road access to Grand Marais is by Minnesota Highway 61, which heads northeast, following the shore of Lake Superior, and is known as the North Shore Scenic Drive. The Gunflint Trail (Cook County Road 12) begins in Grand Marais and heads northwest, away from the lake and into the Boundary Waters region.
Grand Marais is located 110 miles northeast of Duluth and 38 miles southwest of the Canada–US border.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,351 people, 673 households, and 331 families residing in the city. The population density was 465.9 inhabitants per square mile (179.9/km). There were 863 housing units, with an average density of 297.6 per square mile (114.9/km). The racial makeup of the city was 93.4% white, 0.4% African American, 2.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic and Latino residents of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 673 households, of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.8% were non-families; 43.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 persons, and the average family size was 2.67.
The median age in the city was 48.4 years; 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,353 people, 645 households, and 341 families residing in the city. The population density was 506.7 people per square mile (195.7/km²). There were 722 housing units, with an average density of 270.4 per square mile (104.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.97% white, 2.81% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic and Latino residents of any race were 0.74% of the population. According to the census, 23.3% were of Norwegian, 20.2% German, 11.8% Swedish, 7.0% Irish and 6.1% English ancestry.
There were 645 households, of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.1% were non-families; 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.73.
In the city 18.8% of the population were under the age of 18; 6.1% were from 18 to 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,493, and the median income for a family was $46,563. Males had a median income of $31,500. The median income for females was $23,393. The per capita income for the city was $21,863. About 7.4% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
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Grand Marais Minnesota neighborhoods include: Adrian, Afton, Aitkin, Akeley, Albany, Albertville, Alexandria, Alpha, Altura, Amboy, Andover, Angle Inlet, Annandale, Anoka, Appleton, Apple Valley, Arco, Arden Hills, Ashby, Atwater, Audubon, Austin, Avon, Backus, Bagley, Balaton, Barnesville, Battle Lake, Baudette, Baxter, Bayport, Beaver Creek, Becker, Belgrade, Bellechester, Belle Plaine, Belview, Bemidji, Bena, Benson, Bertha, Bethel, Bigelow, Big Falls, Big Lake, Birchdale, Blaine, Blomkest, Blooming Prairie, Bloomington, Bluffton, Bowlus, Braham, Brainerd, Brandon, Brewster, Brooklyn Park, Brook Park, Brooten, Browerville, Brownton, Buffalo, Burnsville, Burtrum, Byron, Callaway, Cambridge, Campbell, Canby, Cannon Falls, Canton, Carlos, Carver, Cass Lake, Cedar, Center City, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Chatfield, Chisago City, Circle Pines, Claremont, Clarissa, Clarkfield, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Climax, Clitherall, Clontarf, Cohasset, Cokato, Cold Spring, Cologne, Columbia Heights, Comfrey, Comstock, Cottage Grove, Cottonwood, Courtland, Crosby, Crosslake, Crystal, Cushing, Dakota, Dalbo, Dalton, Danvers, Dawson, Dayton, Deer Creek, Deer River, Deerwood, De Graff, Delano, Dellwood, Dennison, Dent, Detroit Lakes, Dilworth, Dodge Center, Dover, Duluth, Dundas, Dundee, Eagan, Eagle Bend, Eagle Lake, Echo, Eden Prairie, Eden Valley, Edgerton, Edina, Effie, Elgin, Elizabeth, Elko New Market, Elk River, Ellendale, Ellsworth, Emily, Erhard, Essig, Euclid, Evansville, Eveleth, Excelsior, Eyota, Fairfax, Falcon Heights, Faribault, Farmington, Farwell, Federal Dam, Felton, Fergus Falls, Fifty Lakes, Fisher, Foley, Forest Lake, Foreston, Fort Ripley, Fountain, Frazee, Freeport, Fridley, Frontenac, Fulda, Garden City, Garfield, Garrison, Garvin, Gaylord, Georgetown, Gheen, Ghent, Gibbon, Glencoe, Glenwood, Glyndon, Goodhue, Good Thunder, Granite Falls, Grasston, Green Isle, Grey Eagle, Hackensack, Hamburg, Hamel, Hammond, Hampton, Hanley Falls, Hanover, Hanska, 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Virginia, Wabasha, Waconia, Wadena, Wahkon, Waite Park, Walker, Waltham, Wanamingo, Warsaw, Waseca, Watertown, Waterville, Watkins, Waubun, Waverly, Wayzata, Webster, Welch, West Concord, West Lakeland, West Union, White Bear Lake, White Bear Lk, White Bear Township, Willernie, Williams, Willmar, Wilmont, Windom, Winona, Winsted, Winthrop, Wolf Lake, Wolverton, Woodbury, Wood Lake, Worthington, Wrenshall, Wykoff, Wyoming, Young America, Zimmerman, Zumbro Falls, Zumbrota
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