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Hibbing, Minnesota

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Hibbing is a city located in St. Louis County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,071.

Hibbing is the birthplace of famous baseball player and home run king Roger Maris, as well as the long time Boston Celtic Power forward, NBA hall of famer, prosecutor and author Vincent Bugliosi, and current Timberwolves Vice President Kevin McHale. Music legend Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota, but raised in Hibbing.

The Greyhound Lines bus company was started in Hibbing, but the corporate headquarters has long since left the region. Even the company's buses no longer stop in the city, although the Greyhound Bus Museum remains.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 483.1 km² (186.5 mi²). 470.5 km² (181.7 mi²) of it is land and 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.60% water. By land area, Hibbing is the largest city in Minnesota.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 17,071 people, 7,439 households, and 4,597 families residing in the city. The population density is 36.3/km² (94.0/mi²). There are 8,037 housing units at an average density of 17.1/km² (44.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.33% White, 0.46% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,439 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% are married couples living together, 9.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,346, and the median income for a family is $43,558. Males have a median income of $38,064 versus $22,183 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,561. 11.7% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.3% of those under the age of 18 and 8.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.de:Hibbing

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