Originally settled by Sioux (Dakota) and Chippewa (Ojibwa).
Claimed for France in 1679 by Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut.
Once home to more millionaires (per capita) than any other city in
Population: 86,000; within 30-mile radius, population is 184,134.
Located at the westernmost tip of Lake Superior, halfway between
Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Canadian border.
Terrain: City is built into a steep, rocky cliffside
2,342 freshwater miles from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth via the
Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway.
Area: 43,067 acres.
Altitude: Ranges from 605 feet (at Lake Superiors shoreline) to
1,485 feet above sea level.
Industries include tourism, healthcare, financial/banking,
mining, paper, communications, education and shipping.
City's harbor welcomes over 1,000 ocean-going and Great Lakes
Seaway Port Authority of Duluth provides foreign trade zone and economic
Interlake cargoes of iron, grain, coal and stone combine to make this
the top volume port on the Great Lakes with a total of $250 million in
annual economic impact.
Home to the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota
Duluth, Lake Superior Community College, Fond du Lac Community College
and across the bay, the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Regional medical center for surrounding states and provinces.
Physician population of over 400, one of every seven residents is
employed in healthcare.
Rated first in the United States for quality healthcare in communities
of its size.
Annual precipitation: 30.0 inches
Annual snowfall: 77.6 inches
Average January low temp: -2.2 degrees F
Average July high temp: 77.1 degrees F
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