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Baudette, Minnesota
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Location of Baudette within Lake of the Woods County and state of Minnesota
Location of Baudette
within Lake of the Woods County and state of Minnesota
Baudette is located in Minnesota
Baudette
Baudette
Location in Minnesota
Baudette is located in the United States
Baudette
Baudette
Baudette (the United States)
Baudette is located in North America
Baudette
Baudette
Baudette (North America)
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]
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyLake of the Woods
Area
 • Total4.71 sq mi (12.21 km2)
 • Land4.23 sq mi (10.97 km2)
 • Water0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
Elevation1,089 ft (332 m)
Population
 • Total1,106
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,020
 • Density240.91/sq mi (93.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56623
Area code218
FIPS code27-04024 [1]
GNIS feature ID0639732 [1]
Websiteci.baudette.mn.us

Baudette is a city in, and the county seat of, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,106,[5] and in 2018 the population was estimated at 1,003.[4] It is known as the Walleye Capital of the World.[6]

History[edit]

Baudette was incorporated in 1907. It was started by European Americans as a steamboat landing and lumber town with a sawmill, after the railroad was constructed through this area in 1901. It was named for Joseph Beaudette, a trapper of French-Canadian descent who had been in the area since the early 1880s. The post office at Baudette began in 1900, first called "Port Hyland", after postmaster Daniel Hyland. The name was changed to "Baudette" in 1901. Baudette had a station of the Minnesota and Manitoba Railroad, now absorbed by the Canadian National Railway.[7]

Baudette was largely destroyed in the Baudette Fire of 1910, but it was quickly rebuilt.[8] Many of its people were saved by a train with box cars sent across the river from Rainy River, Ontario, which pulled survivors to safety on the other side.

Geography[edit]

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 routes in the community. Highway 11 leads northwest 36 miles (58 km) to Warroad at the southwest end of Lake of the Woods and east 68 miles (109 km) to International Falls, while Highway 72 leads south 76 miles (122 km) to Blackduck and Highway 172 leads north 12 miles (19 km) to Wheelers Point at the mouth of the Rainy River into Lake of the Woods.

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) are land and 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2) are water.[9]

Climate[edit]

Baudette has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with mild to warm summers along with dry and severely cold winters.

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)
50
(10)
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)
28
(−2)
Record low °F (°C) −49
(−45)
−52
(−47)
−45
(−43)
−19
(−28)
−12
(−24)
20
(−7)
36
(2)
28
(−2)
18
(−8)
−8
(−22)
−29
(−34)
−45
(−43)
−52
(−47)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.56
(14)
0.41
(10)
0.66
(17)
1.17
(30)
2.62
(67)
3.69
(94)
3.38
(86)
3.34
(85)
2.68
(68)
2.14
(54)
1.11
(28)
0.58
(15)
22.34
(567)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 8.7
(22)
8.0
(20)
4.1
(10)
2.3
(5.8)
0.5
(1.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.0
(2.5)
1.0
(2.5)
5.8
(15)
8.3
(21)
38.3
(97)
Average 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
Average 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[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910897
19209607.0%
1930822−14.4%
19401,01723.7%
1950929−8.7%
19601,59771.9%
19701,547−3.1%
19801,170−24.4%
19901,146−2.1%
20001,104−3.7%
20101,1060.2%
2019 (est.)1,020[4]−7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,106 people, 489 households, and 273 families living 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, makes up 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 living 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] The downtown location once used by Rowell is now home to ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Automotive Enviro Testing, a cold weather test facility used by Honda, Acura,[12] and Tesla[13] is located in Baudette.[14]

Media[edit]

Radio[edit]

Television[edit]

Channel Callsign Affiliation Branding Subchannels Owner
(Virtual) Channel Programming
9.1 K25MW-D
(KAWE Translator)
PBS Lakeland PBS 9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
First Nations Experience
PBS Kids
Create
PBS Encore
Minnesota Channel
Lake of the Woods County
34.1 K14PH-D NBC KVLY 11 34.1 CBS Lake of the Woods County
36.1 K16KE-D ABC WDAZ 36.2 FOX Lake of the Woods County

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Baudette, Minnesota; United States Geological Survey (USGS); January 11, 1980.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  4. ^ a b c "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Baudette city, Minnesota". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  6. ^ In reference to the Walleye, a native species of fish commonly used in game fishing. [1]
  7. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 318. ISBN 978-0-87351-396-8.
  8. ^ "The Fire of 1910". Lake of the Woods County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  9. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Minnesota". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  10. ^ http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/climatenormals/clim20/mn/210515.pdf Archived 2014-07-24 at the Wayback Machine National Climatic Data Center
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "How To: Winter-Test an Acura in Ridiculous, Brain-Freezing Temperatures". Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  13. ^ Cold Weather Climate Testing the Model S
  14. ^ "Automotive Enviro Testing Location". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-02-05.

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