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Babbitt is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 1,475.Saint Louis County Highway 21 (CR 21) serves as a main route in the community.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 106.72sqmi; 105.91sqmi is land and 0.81sqmi is water.HistoryThe city grew out of the formation of a taconite mine built by the Armco and Republic Steel starting in 1944. The company town was built near the eastern edge of the Mesabi Iron Range. The city of Silver Bay was built simultaneously along Lake Superior (60 miles to the southeast), and connected by train, for transportation of iron ore to cities along the Great Lakes. Babbitt is named after Judge Kurnal R. Babbitt of New York City. Judge Babbitt, who died on February 15, 1920, was general counsel for and a director of several mining companies. Before removing to New York in 1908, he practiced law in Colorado at Aspen, Cripple Creek, and Colorado Springs.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,475 people, 707 households, and 435 families residing in the city. The population density was 13.9PD/sqmi. There were 818 housing units at an average density of 7.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.Babbitt is in Minnesota (MN). Add Babbitt and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States online trip itinerary builder .
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