Beaver Bay, Minnesota

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Beaver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, U.S. The population was 175 at the 2000 census.



It is the oldest settlement on the NorthShore of Lake Superior. Est. in 1856. It is also the home of John Beargrease.

Minnesota Highway 61 serves as a main arterial route in the city.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), of which 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) (52.43%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 175 people, 93 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 360.5 people per square mile (137.9/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 286.3/sq mi (109.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.57% White, 2.86% African American, 2.29% Native American, 0.57% Asian, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population. 38.3% were of Norwegian, 11.7% German, 9.2% American, 9.2% Swedish, 5.8% Finnish, 5.0% English, and 5.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 93 households out of which 14.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. Individuals comprised 40.9% of all households and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.48.

In the city the population was spread out with 15.4% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 121.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $30,893 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,415. About 15.9% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.4% of those sixty-five or over.

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