Baudette, Minnesota

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Baudette, Minnesota
City
Baudette MN.JPG
Location of Baudette within County and Minnesota
Location of Baudette within County and Minnesota
Coordinates: 48°42′45″N 94°35′42″W / 48.71250°N 94.59500°W / 48.71250; -94.59500Coordinates: 48°42′45″N 94°35′42″W / 48.71250°N 94.59500°W / 48.71250; -94.59500[1]
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lake of the Woods
Area[2]
 • Total 4.66 sq mi (12.07 km2)
 • Land 4.25 sq mi (11.01 km2)
 • Water 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,106
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,080
 • Density 240/sq mi (92/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56623
Area code 218
FIPS code 27-04024 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0639732 [1]
Website City Website

Baudette is a city and county seat of Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, United States.[1] The population was 1,106 at the 2010 census.[5] It is known as the Walleye Capital of the World.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The town of Baudette was largely destroyed by the Baudette Fire of 1910, but was quickly rebuilt.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.66 square miles (12.07 km2), of which 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2) is land and 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2) is water.[2]

The city is located along the Rainy River at its confluence with the Baudette River. It lies across the Rainy River from the town of Rainy River, Ontario and southeast of the Lake of the Woods.

Baudette and Rainy River are connected by the Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge.

Minnesota Highway 11, Minnesota Highway 72, and Minnesota Highway 172 are three of the main arterial routes in the community.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Baudette, Minnesota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 50
(10)
59
(15)
75
(24)
91
(33)
96
(36)
100
(38)
103
(39)
101
(38)
95
(35)
86
(30)
75
(24)
54
(12)
103
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 13
(−11)
24
(−4)
36
(2)
53
(12)
67
(19)
75
(24)
80
(27)
77
(25)
67
(19)
54
(12)
33
(1)
19
(−7)
49.8
(9.9)
Average low °F (°C) −7
(−22)
−3
(−19)
12
(−11)
29
(−2)
42
(6)
51
(11)
56
(13)
54
(12)
44
(7)
34
(1)
18
(−8)
0
(−18)
27.5
(−2.5)
Record low °F (°C) −49
(−45)
−47
(−44)
−45
(−43)
−19
(−28)
−12
(−24)
20
(−7)
36
(2)
28
(−2)
18
(−8)
−8
(−22)
−29
(−34)
−45
(−43)
−49
(−45)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.56
(14.2)
0.41
(10.4)
0.66
(16.8)
1.17
(29.7)
2.62
(66.5)
3.69
(93.7)
3.38
(85.9)
3.34
(84.8)
2.68
(68.1)
2.14
(54.4)
1.11
(28.2)
0.58
(14.7)
22.34
(567.4)
Snowfall inches (cm) 8.7
(22.1)
8.0
(20.3)
4.1
(10.4)
2.3
(5.8)
0.5
(1.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.0
(2.5)
1.0
(2.5)
5.8
(14.7)
8.3
(21.1)
38.3
(97.3)
Avg. rainy days 5.6 4.4 5.5 6.0 9.8 11.9 10.4 9.6 10.1 8.8 6.6 5.9 94.6
Avg. snowy days 5 3.5 2.6 1.1 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.6 4.5 5.2 22.6
Source: Climatography Baudette, MN[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 897
1920 960 7.0%
1930 822 −14.4%
1940 1,017 23.7%
1950 929 −8.7%
1960 1,597 71.9%
1970 1,547 −3.1%
1980 1,170 −24.4%
1990 1,146 −2.1%
2000 1,104 −3.7%
2010 1,106 0.2%
Est. 2012 1,080 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,106 people, 489 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density was 260.2 inhabitants per square mile (100.5 /km2). There were 577 housing units at an average density of 135.8 per square mile (52.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 489 households of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.2% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census, there were 1,104 people, 490 households, and 271 families residing in the city. The population density was 334.1 people per square mile (129.2/km²). There were 540 housing units at an average density of 163.4 per square mile (63.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.02% White, 0.54% African American, 2.90% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 490 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% were non-families. 41.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,281, and the median income for a family was $43,000. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,653. About 6.5% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Baudette was home to Rowell Laboratories, Inc., a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products from 1935 to 1986. Rowell initially achieved success by processing and selling burbot liver oil, after it was discovered to improve the fur of foxes living in the Rowell family fox farm.[citation needed]

Automotive Enviro Testing, a cold weather test facility used by Honda and Acura,[10] is located in Baudette.[11]

Notable people[edit]

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