Esko, Minnesota

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Esko, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Esko, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Esko, Minnesota
Location of the community of Esko
within Thomson Township, Carlton County
Coordinates: 46°42′21″N 92°21′48″W / 46.70583°N 92.36333°W / 46.70583; -92.36333Coordinates: 46°42′21″N 92°21′48″W / 46.70583°N 92.36333°W / 46.70583; -92.36333
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyCarlton County
TownshipThomson Township
Area[1]
 • Total4.861 sq mi (12.59 km2)
 • Land4.861 sq mi (12.59 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,168 ft (356 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,869
 • Density380/sq mi (150/km2)
ZIP code55733
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID643411[3]
 
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Esko, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Esko, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Esko, Minnesota
Location of the community of Esko
within Thomson Township, Carlton County
Coordinates: 46°42′21″N 92°21′48″W / 46.70583°N 92.36333°W / 46.70583; -92.36333Coordinates: 46°42′21″N 92°21′48″W / 46.70583°N 92.36333°W / 46.70583; -92.36333
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyCarlton County
TownshipThomson Township
Area[1]
 • Total4.861 sq mi (12.59 km2)
 • Land4.861 sq mi (12.59 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,168 ft (356 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,869
 • Density380/sq mi (150/km2)
ZIP code55733
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID643411[3]

Esko is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Thomson Township, Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,869.[2]

The community is located between Cloquet and Duluth at the junction of Interstate 35 and County Road 1 (Thomson Road). Esko is located six miles east (northeast) of the city of Cloquet; and 16 miles southwest of the city of Duluth.

Carlton County Road 61 serves as a main route in the community.

Most of the residents are descendants of Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish immigrants who settled the area during the early 20th Century. The nearby community of Thomson also is known to have a large Scandinavian presence.

Most students in kindergarten through twelfth grade attend classes at Winterquist Elementary School and Lincoln High School of Esko.

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