Iron Belt, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 173.
Males: 82  (47.9%)
Females: 91  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years

Zip code: 54536

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,933
Iron Belt:

$42,933
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,975

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $111,595
Iron Belt:

$111,595
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $157,453; Detached houses: $162,806; Townhouses or other attached units: $71,400; In 2-unit structures: $31,723; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $56,853; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,676; Mobile homes: $64,952

Median gross rent in 2016: $743.

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    • 17098.3%White alone
    • 21.2%Asian alone
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Iron Belt: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Finnish (38.8%), German (17.5%), Italian (13.8%), French (7.5%), Russian (5.0%), Swedish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1570 feet

For population 25 years and over in Iron Belt:

  • High school or higher: 99.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iron Belt CDP:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $726 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $396 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (89.2 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (167.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (341.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pence, WI (2.0 miles) , Montreal, WI (2.1 miles ), Carey, WI (2.5 miles) , Kimball, WI (2.5 miles ), Hurley, WI (2.7 miles ), Saxon, WI (2.8 miles ), Ironwood, MI (3.0 miles ), Knight, WI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.40 N, Longitude: 90.32 W

Iron Belt household income distribution Iron Belt home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Tornado activity:

Iron Belt-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the Iron Belt place center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/14/1958, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Iron Belt-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 279.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 290.9 miles away from Iron Belt center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 349.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 316.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 466.8 miles away from Iron Belt center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iron County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Iron Belt:

  • VILLA MARIA HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
  • SKY VIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
  • WESTGATE NURSING AND REHAB COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)
  • JOSEPHSON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Iron Belt:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 87 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 89 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 89 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 90 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 91 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 98 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 104 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)

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Hotel: Badger Motel (11740 North Johnson).

Iron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 46.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 8.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.10
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.49. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.49
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 33.6%
(34.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Iron Belt CDP (based on Iron County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,1733
Evangelical Protestant3886
Mainline Protestant1813
None3,174-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Iron County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Iron County:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

23.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

26.7%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

13.0%

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gogebic County, MI  1.82% ($23,660 average AGI)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,439 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gogebic County, MI  0.70% ($15,389 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Iron Belt:

  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WHRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; HURLEY, WI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iron Belt:

  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W280DD (103.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W207BR (89.3 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • W265AI (100.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/C, INC.)
  • WUPM (106.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O, INC.)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJH (96.7 FM; ASHLAND, WI; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Iron Belt:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Iron Belt and their reported violations in the past:

IRON BELT WATERWORKS (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-26-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2005), St Public Notif issued (NOV-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2013), St Public Notif issued (JUL-12-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Iron Belt compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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