Carlton County is located in northeast Minnesota. The County Seat is Carlton and the largest city is Cloquet. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.carlton.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 35,571 and the 2010 census population was 35,386. The land area is 861.38 square miles and there are 41.1 persons per square mile.
89.5% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 5.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 92.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $159,000, there are 13,789 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,434, the median household income is $53,016, and 12.5% of the persons in Carlton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,205. Retail sales (in $1000) were $357,385, and sales per capita were $10,620. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.9%.
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