Zim, Minnesota

unincorporated community in St. Louis County, Minnesota

Zim is an unincorporated place in McDavitt Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States.[1] In 2010 the population of Zim was 5,228 people according to the U.S. Census.[2] Zim makes up 2.6% of the entire population of Saint Louis County.[2]

Zim, Minnesota
Zim, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Zim, Minnesota
Zim, Minnesota
Location of the community of Zim
within McDavitt Township, Saint Louis County
Zim, Minnesota is located in the United States
Zim, Minnesota
Zim, Minnesota
Zim, Minnesota (the United States)
Coordinates: 47°18′25″N 92°36′12″W / 47.30694°N 92.60333°W / 47.30694; -92.60333Coordinates: 47°18′25″N 92°36′12″W / 47.30694°N 92.60333°W / 47.30694; -92.60333
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountySaint Louis
TownshipMcDavitt Township
Elevation
1,342 ft (409 m)
Population
 • Total20
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55738
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID662843[1]

Zim got its name from a nearby lumber camp of a man named Zimmerman.[3] Nearby is the "Sax-Zim Bog", one of the world's best birdwatching places.[4] It was named for the two nearby, mostly uninhabited, towns of Zim and Sax.[4] Every February the habitat hosts a three-day festival for birdwatchers.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Zim, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Zim, Minnesota". Local Town Websites. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  3. Warren Upham, Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance, Volume 17 (St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society, 1920), p. 492
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Gustav Axelson (18 January 2013). "In a Minnesota Bog, a Festival of Birds". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2016.