Iron River, Michigan

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Iron River, Michigan
Location within Iron County
Location within Iron County
Iron River is located in Michigan
Iron River
Iron River
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°5′47″N 88°38′26″W / 46.09639°N 88.64056°W / 46.09639; -88.64056
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyIron
Area
 • Total6.76 sq mi (17.50 km2)
 • Land6.74 sq mi (17.45 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,512 ft (461 m)
Population
 • Total3,029
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
2,829
 • Density419.98/sq mi (162.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
49935
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-40980[4]
GNIS feature ID1620325[5]
Websitewww.ironriver.org

Iron River is a city in Iron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,029. The city is situated at the southeast corner of Iron River Township, but is administratively autonomous.

History[edit]

A post office called Iron River has been in operation since 1885.[6] The city took its name from the nearby Iron River.[7]

On July 1, 2000, the city of Stambaugh and the village of Mineral Hills were consolidated with the City of Iron River.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.76 square miles (17.51 km2), of which 6.74 square miles (17.46 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[8]

The area is noted for its vast forest land, scenic lakes, and winter sports.

Iron River and the surrounding area is home of many lakes, and is not far from Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. In the summer, many people frequent the beaches, in the winter, there are often tents for ice fishing on the frozen lakes.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,117
19001,48232.7%
19102,45065.3%
19204,29575.3%
19304,6658.6%
19404,416−5.3%
19504,048−8.3%
19603,754−7.3%
19702,684−28.5%
19802,426−9.6%
19902,095−13.6%
20001,929−7.9%
20103,02957.0%
Est. 20192,829[3]−6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 3,029 people, 1,446 households, and 764 families living in the city. The population density was 449.4 inhabitants per square mile (173.5/km2). There were 1,770 housing units at an average density of 262.6 per square mile (101.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.2% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9%.[2]

Of the 1,446 households 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a single female householder, 3.8% had a single male householder, and 47.2% were non-families. 42.9% of households were one person and 21.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age was 47.6 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 24.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 1,929 people, 876 households, and 487 families living in the city. The population density was 555.7 per square mile (214.6/km²). There were 988 housing units at an average density of 284.6 per square mile (109.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.33% White, 0.16% African American, 1.92% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.4% were of German, 13.4% Swedish, 13.2% Italian, 9.9% Polish, 7.8% English, 7.6% Finnish, 5.9% French and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 98.3% spoke English as their first language.[4] There were 876 households, 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 40.3% of households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.80.

The age distribution was 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 30.0% who were 65 or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median household income was $23,438 and the median family income was $33,942. Males had a median income of $28,083 versus $20,714 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,728. 11.9% of the population and 6.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.5% of those under the age of 18 and 10.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Transportation[edit]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Iron River has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Iron County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 86.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  9. ^ https://www.lake-link.com/michigan-lakes/iron-county/387/
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "ST. IGNACE-SAULT STE. MARIE-IRONWOOD" (PDF). Indian Trails. January 15, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2014. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Iron River, Michigan

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°05′34″N 88°38′32″W / 46.09278°N 88.64222°W / 46.09278; -88.64222