Iron River, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 2,843 (74% urban, 26% rural).
Population change since 2000: +47.4%
Males: 1,439  (50.6%)
Females: 1,404  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

52.3 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49935.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,812 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Iron River:

$28,812
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,631 (it was $15,728 in 2000)

Iron River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $59,711 (it was $42,300 in 2000)
Iron River:

$59,711
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $75,008; detached houses: $75,369; in 2-unit structures: $118,627; mobile homes: $23,120

Median gross rent in 2017: $489.

March 2019 cost of living index in Iron River: 74.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.2%
(29.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 55.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 17.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Iron River, MI (2010)
    • 2,87995.0%White alone
    • 571.9%Hispanic
    • 401.3%Two or more races
    • 321.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.3%Asian alone
    • 70.2%Black alone
    • 30.10%Other race alone
    • 20.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Iron River detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Iron River, Michigan as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Iron River is 94 to 1.


Crime rates in Iron River by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.1)
1
(34.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(93.8)
6
(193.3)
3
(97.2)
1
(33.3)
3
(101.2)
2
(70.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(66.1)
3
(101.7)
3
(102.4)
5
(173.1)
5
(173.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(187.6)
4
(128.9)
3
(97.2)
5
(166.3)
2
(67.5)
3
(105.4)
4
(132.1)
1
(33.0)
2
(67.8)
2
(68.2)
6
(207.8)
5
(173.6)
12
(422.8)
5
(177.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(500.2)
18
(579.9)
14
(453.8)
18
(598.6)
21
(708.5)
28
(984.2)
22
(726.8)
29
(958.0)
30
(1,017)
32
(1,092)
22
(761.8)
22
(763.6)
14
(493.3)
23
(816.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
68
(2,126)
64
(2,062)
75
(2,431)
63
(2,095)
56
(1,889)
42
(1,476)
54
(1,784)
67
(2,213)
83
(2,813)
90
(3,071)
74
(2,562)
55
(1,909)
51
(1,797)
35
(1,242)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(156.3)
19
(612.1)
8
(259.3)
1
(33.3)
6
(202.4)
4
(140.6)
8
(264.3)
18
(594.6)
12
(406.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(138.5)
7
(243.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.2)
1
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(135.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(69.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(106.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)245.1352.4247.0198.2235.8216.5179.7262.6311.1363.0426.6322.8261.5173.5

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City-data.com crime index in Iron River, MI

Crime rate in Iron River detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: American (19.9%), Finnish (14.0%), Italian (11.1%), Polish (7.8%), Irish (6.5%), German (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1510 feet

Land area: 3.47 square miles.

Population density: 819 people per square mile   (low).

Iron River, Michigan map

35 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,203 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $908 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (113.6 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (212.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (298.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Stambaugh, MI (1.1 miles ),
Mineral Hills, MI (1.2 miles ),
Caspian, MI (1.5 miles ),
Gaastra, MI (1.7 miles ),
Tipler, WI (3.2 miles ),
Alvin, WI (3.5 miles),
Alpha, MI (3.6 miles),
Amasa, MI (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 46.10 N, Longitude: 88.64 W

Area code: 906

Distribution of median household income in Iron River, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Iron River, MI in 2017
Iron River satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.8%
Michigan:

4.4%
Most common industries in Iron River, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Wood products (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Wood products (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.7%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Iron River, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.6%)
  • Cashiers (8.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)

Average climate in Iron River, Michigan

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Iron River, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 56.4. This is better than average.

City:

56.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Iron River-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.4 miles away from the Iron River city center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.9 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Iron River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan 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 357.4 miles away from Iron River 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 320.9 miles away from Iron River center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 485.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 520.0 miles away from Iron River center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 369.5 miles away from Iron River center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 440.3 miles away from Iron River center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iron County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Iron River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Iron River:

  • DICKINSON IRON DIST HELTH DEPT (601 WASHINGTON AVE, P O BOX 516)
  • NORTHSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1400 W ICE LAKE ROAD)
  • UNITED HOME CARE (1400 WEST ICE LAKE ROAD)
  • IRON RIVER CARE CENTER (330 LINCOLN AVE)

Airports located in Iron River:

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

  • Northern Michigan University (about 68 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 71 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 92 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 112 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 114 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 118 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 118 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Library in Iron River:

  • WEST IRON DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $363,959; Location: 116 WEST GENESEE STREET; 49,861 books; 2,613 audio materials; 1,898 video materials; 3 other licensed databases; 114 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Iron River: Iron County Fairgrounds (A), Iron River RV Park (B), West Iron County Fire Department (C), West Iron District Library (D), Iron River Police Department (E), Iron River City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Iron River include: First Assembly of God Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), Community Church of Nazarene (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Saint John's Episcopal Church (E), Saint Agnes Catholic Church (F), Wesley United Methodist Church (G), Lakeland Baptist Church (H), Iron River Seventh-Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Iron River Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Iron River include: Mattol Park (1), Bachman Park (2), Nanaimo Park (3), Ice Lake Park (4), Iron Inn Historical Marker (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: AmericInn Iron River (PO Box 308), Greyhound Bus Lines (211 West Cayuga Street), Chicaugon Lake Inn (1700 County Road 424), Americinn - Iron River- Mi (40 E Adams St).

Birthplace of: Dan Benishek - Politician.

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

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

BATES TOWNSHIP (Population served: 1,001, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
SNIPE LAKE PUB & GRILL (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LAKEWOOD CITGO QUIK FOOD MART (Serves WI, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2010), St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-2010), St Public Notif received (2 times from OCT-25-2010 to OCT-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2010)
SKI BRULE (HOMESTEAD) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Iron River in 2010:

  • 68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Iron River in 2000:

  • 68 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Iron River (2011 data):

  • The Miners State Bank: Riverside Plaza Branch at 833 Riverside Plaza, branch established on 1996/12/02; at 312 West Genesee Street, branch established on 1932/01/01. Info updated 2010/07/26: Bank assets: $128.5 mil, Deposits: $115.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Msb Bankshares, Inc.
  • The First National Bank & Trust Company of Iron Mountain: Iron River Branch at 901 Riverside Plaza, branch established on 2011/11/02. Info updated 2010/01/06: Bank assets: $297.0 mil, Deposits: $240.9 mil, headquarters in Iron Mountain, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Iron River Branch at 234 West Genesee Street, branch established on 1932/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Citizens Bank: Iron River Branch at 320 West Adams Street, branch established on 2005/01/10. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Iron River:

Marital status in Iron River, MI
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 17.0%
  • Divorced: 21.5%

For population 25 years and over in Iron River:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Iron River
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Iron River, MI (based on Iron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4513
Mainline Protestant1,98110
Evangelical Protestant61212
Other11
None5,772-
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: 4
Iron County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Iron County:

11.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Iron County:

14.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Iron County:

10.5%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Iron County:

15.6%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.4%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Iron River:

45.6%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Iron River:

28.9
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Iron River:

13.5%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Iron River:

34.2%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Iron River:

53.9%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Iron River:

73.4%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Iron River, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$24,118$28,9420$0
Streets and Highways 10$25,177$30,2120$0
Water Supply 5$12,802$30,7250$0
Financial Administration 4$8,490$25,4700$0
Other Government Administration 4$14,694$44,0820$0
Police - Other 1$2,697$32,3640$0
Sewerage 1$3,328$39,9360$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$3,201
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 10$11,286
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 35$91,306$31,30512$14,487

Iron River government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,341,000 ($1175.17)
    Water Utilities: $874,000 ($307.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $187,000 ($65.78)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($17.24)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $744,000 ($261.70)
    Police Protection: $590,000 ($207.53)
    Water Utilities: $542,000 ($190.64)
    Sewerage: $512,000 ($180.09)
    Water Utilities: $424,000 ($149.14)
    General - Other: $421,000 ($148.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $269,000 ($94.62)
    Police Protection: $253,000 ($88.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $219,000 ($77.03)
    Sewerage: $196,000 ($68.94)
    Central Staff Services: $187,000 ($65.78)
    General Public Buildings: $155,000 ($54.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $148,000 ($52.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($49.95)
    General Public Buildings: $132,000 ($46.43)
    Financial Administration: $117,000 ($41.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($27.79)
    Central Staff Services: $68,000 ($23.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($20.05)
    Financial Administration: $54,000 ($18.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000 ($17.24)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($7.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000 ($6.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($18.64)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $435,000 ($153.01)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $139,000 ($48.89)
    Other - General: $20,000 ($7.03)
    Other - General - Other: $19,000 ($6.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $376,000 ($132.25)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($7.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($1.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,079,000 ($379.53)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $224,000 ($78.79)

Iron River government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $771,000 ($271.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $208,000 ($73.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $207,000 ($72.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000 ($70.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $186,000 ($65.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($11.96)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $2,011,000 ($707.35)
    Water Utilities: $822,000 ($289.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000 ($42.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $343,000 ($120.65)
    Rents: $331,000 ($116.43)
    General Revenue - Other: $175,000 ($61.55)
    Interest Earnings: $50,000 ($17.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $42,000 ($14.77)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($5.63)
    Property Sale Other: $14,000 ($4.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $712,000 ($250.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $822,000 ($289.13)
    Highways: $455,000 ($160.04)
    General Local Government Support: $352,000 ($123.81)
    Other: $8,000 ($2.81)
  • Tax - Property: $991,000 ($348.58)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.35)

Iron River government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,745,000 ($3779.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,481,000 ($3686.60)
    Beginning Outstanding - Other: $300,000 ($105.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $264,000 ($92.86)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other - Other: $228,000 ($80.20)
    Outstanding - Full Faith and Credit - Other - Other: $62,000 ($21.81)
    Retired Unspecified - Other - Other: $10,000 ($3.52)

Iron River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash and Deposits: $280,000 ($98.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,605,000 ($916.29)
    Cash and Deposits: $1,416,000 ($498.07)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash and Deposits: $10,000 ($3.52)

4.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dickinson County, MI  0.50% ($30,542 average AGI)
to Marquette County, MI  0.46% ($34,591)
Businesses in Iron River, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AmericInn1Nike1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Strongest AM radio stations in Iron River:

  • WIKB (1230 AM; 1 kW; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERL (950 AM; 1 kW; EAGLE RIVER, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iron River:

  • W237AW (95.3 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WIKB-FM (99.1 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WNMU-FM (90.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOBE (100.7 FM; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WHTO (106.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: TODD STUART NOORDYK)
  • WJNR-FM (101.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WVCM (91.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Iron River:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W54AR (Channel 54; FENCE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WUPT-CA (Channel 25; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA TELEVISION, INC.)

Iron River fatal accident list:

Mar 21, 2003 05:15 PM, Sr-189, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
Jun 9, 1998 10:40 AM, Us-2, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 26, 1996 10:07 AM, 2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 1976 06:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 1975 06:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.0mTotal length
  • $26,000Total costs
  • 27,907Total average daily traffic
  • 2,000Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,985Total future (year 2005) average daily traffic
New bridges in Iron River, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Iron River, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Iron River)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Iron River, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Iron River)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Iron River)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of reported fires - 36 took place in 2009, and the least - 14 in 2005. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Iron River, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.9%), and Outside Fires (37.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Iron River, MI
    • 18043.9%Structure Fires
    • 15337.3%Outside Fires
    • 5012.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 276.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Iron River, MI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Iron River, MI
  • 89.1%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Wood
  • 1.7%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Iron River, MI
  • 79.3%Utility gas
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Iron River compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Iron River on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Asia (population 500+)"
  • #34 (49935) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • William H. Yeadon (5)
  • Steven Michael Nelson (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2020.