Mountain Iron, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 2,890 (60% urban, 40% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 1,518  (52.6%)
Females: 1,372  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  48.6 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55768.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,423 (it was $35,163 in 2000)
Mountain Iron:

$48,423
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,494 (it was $18,761 in 2000)

Mountain Iron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $108,445 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Mountain Iron:

$108,445
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $167,160; Detached houses: $172,981; Townhouses or other attached units: $226,157; In 2-unit structures: $92,266; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,363; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,286; Mobile homes: $51,531; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $135,958

Median gross rent in 2013: $645.

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  • Races in Mountain Iron, MN (2010)

    Mountain Iron races chart
    • 2,76796.4%White alone
    • 511.8%Two or more races
    • 200.7%American Indian alone
    • 160.6%Hispanic
    • 80.3%Black alone
    • 70.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mountain Iron: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.4%), Norwegian (10.6%), Italian (9.4%), Swedish (9.0%), Irish (5.5%), English (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1474 feet

Land area: 49.4 square miles.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (very low).

Mountain Iron,MN real estate house value index trend

Mountain Iron, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Mountain Iron:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mountain Iron city:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

56 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $861 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $805 (0.8%)

Mountain Iron satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (56.0 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (179.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (461.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Virginia, MN (1.7 miles ), Leonidas, MN (2.0 miles) , Midway, MN (2.1 miles) , Eveleth, MN (2.2 miles ), Kinney, MN (2.4 miles) , Gilbert, MN (2.6 miles ), Iron Junction, MN (2.7 miles) , Buhl, MN (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $248,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $246,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $229,400
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $284,500
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $254,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.52 N, Longitude: 92.61 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Taconite Capital of the World

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

Mountain Iron household income distribution Mountain Iron home values distribution

Crime rates in Mountain Iron by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100N/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 32.70.00.0N/AN/AN/A
Robberies 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 744000
per 100,000 228.8133.1133.30.00.00.0
Thefts 91110000
per 100,000 294.1366.1333.30.00.00.0
Auto thefts 001000
per 100,000 0.00.033.30.00.00.0
Arson 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.6) 55.824.826.20.00.00.0

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Crime rate in Mountain Iron detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Minnesota average:

1.67
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -356 (-10.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Mountain Iron: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mountain Iron, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mountain Iron-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Mountain Iron city center injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F3 tornado 24.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mountain Iron-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 95% 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 207.4 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 216.7 miles away from Mountain Iron 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 234.9 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 399.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from Mountain Iron center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 382.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Mountain Iron topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mountain Iron:

  • DRCC - SOUTH GROVE (8790 ARBOR LANE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mountain Iron:

  • ESSENTIA HEALTH VIRGINIA Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; VIRGINIA, MN)
  • VIRGINIA REG MED CTR AND NH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; VIRGINIA, MN)
  • ST MICHAELS HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; VIRGINIA, MN)
  • ARROWHEAD ALTERNATIVE SERVICES-HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; EVELETH, MN)
  • ARROWHEAD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EVELETH, MN)
  • ST RAPHAELS HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EVELETH, MN)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - EVELETH (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; EVELETH, MN)

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

  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 55 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 55 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Lake Superior College (about 56 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 61 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Bemidji State University (about 107 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 112 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 127 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)

Public high schools in Mountain Iron:

Public elementary/middle school in Mountain Iron:

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Libraries in Mountain Iron:

  • ARROWHEAD LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,090,341; Location: 5528 EMERALD AVENUE; 58,187 books; 15,555 e-books; 3,231 audio materials; 6,817 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 9 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • MOUNTAIN IRON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $130,000; Location: 5742 MOUNTAIN AVENUE; 21,453 books; 15,555 e-books; 94 audio materials; 887 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 132 print serial subscriptions; 9 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Mountain Iron: Parkville Station (A), West Two Rivers Campground (B), Mountain Iron City Hall (C), Mountain Iron Public Library (D), Mountain Iron Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mountain Iron include: Messiah Lutheran Church (A), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (B), Gethsemane Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Kendall Lake (A), Majestic Lake (B), Manganika Lake (C), Mashkenode Lake (D), Mud Lake (E), West Two River Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mountain Iron include: Mountain Iron Mine Historical Marker (1), Mesabi Range Ore Discovery Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

St. Louis 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 65.3. This is about average.

City:

65.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.74. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00033. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00033
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.0%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.6%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Mountain Iron, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Mountain Iron (2011 data):

  • American Bank of the North: Mountain Iron/Expressway Branch at 8401 Unity Drive, branch established on 1916/11/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $622.9 mil, Deposits: $567.2 mil, headquarters in Nashwauk, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Mesaba Bancshares, Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Buhl: Mt. Iron Branch at 5474 Mountain Iron Drive, branch established on 2005/01/18. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $24.0 mil, Deposits: $21.7 mil, headquarters in Buhl, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Timberland Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Minnesota average:

10.7

Mountain Iron travel time to work - commute Mountain Iron mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mountain Iron city (based on St. Louis County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,75736
Mainline Protestant32,14391
Evangelical Protestant19,017118
Other2,76020
Orthodox9766
Black Protestant1771
None106,396-
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: 39
St. Louis County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
St. Louis County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
St. Louis County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
Here:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Louis County:

25.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

62.2%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

67.7%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.9
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.5%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.2%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mountain Iron:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mountain Iron:

34.8%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Mountain Iron:

68.4%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Mountain Iron:

85.0%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mountain Iron, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,720$46,3200$0
Other Government Administration 3$20,181$80,7247$3,948
Firefighters 0$0 5$1,000
Streets and Highways 5$24,945$59,8680$0
Solid Waste Management 1$5,449$65,3880$0
Sewerage 1$7,488$89,8560$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,996$47,9523$850
Electric Power 4$19,023$57,0690$0
Local Libraries 1$4,010$48,1202$3,538
Other and Unallocable 2$10,975$65,8500$0
Totals for Government 20$103,787$62,27217$9,336

Mountain Iron government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $424,000 ($146.71)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,023,000 ($353.98)
    Regular Highways: $525,000 ($181.66)
    General - Other: $406,000 ($140.48)
    Police Protection: $399,000 ($138.06)
    Financial Administration: $353,000 ($122.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $330,000 ($114.19)
    Sewerage: $295,000 ($102.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $210,000 ($72.66)
    Water Utilities: $170,000 ($58.82)
    Libraries: $125,000 ($43.25)
    Fire Protection: $83,000 ($28.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $32,000 ($11.07)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($4.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($3.46)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $167,000 ($57.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $152,000 ($52.60)
    Fire Protection: $142,000 ($49.13)
    Sewerage: $63,000 ($21.80)
    Housing & Community Development: $34,000 ($11.76)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($10.03)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($7.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($2.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $811,000 ($280.62)

Mountain Iron government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $357,000 ($123.53)
    Sewerage: $208,000 ($71.97)
    All Other: $29,000 ($10.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000 ($7.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $112,000 ($38.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $357,000 ($123.53)
    Interest Earnings: $188,000 ($65.05)
    Special Assessments: $143,000 ($49.48)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $971,000 ($335.99)
    Water Utilities: $172,000 ($59.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,551,000 ($536.68)
    All Other: $48,000 ($16.61)
  • Tax - Property: $968,000 ($334.95)
    NEC: $21,000 ($7.27)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($6.92)

Mountain Iron government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,050,000 ($1055.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $670,000 ($231.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,265,000 ($783.74)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $115,000 ($39.79)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,652,000 ($571.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,884,000 ($1689.97)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $243,000 ($84.08)

4.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($36,195 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.33% ($28,508)
from Carlton County, MN  0.28% ($32,319)


4.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($404 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($30,668 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.36% ($27,641)
to Carlton County, MN  0.34% ($38,230)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mountain Iron:

  • WEEP (1400 AM; 1 kW; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: FULL ARMOR MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KRBT (1340 AM; 1 kW; EVELETH, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BROADCASTING,INC)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WMFG (1240 AM; 1 kW; HIBBING, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOZY (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MN; Owner: ITASCA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Mountain Iron:

  • WIRN (92.5 FM; BUHL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WIRR (90.9 FM; VIRGINIA-HIBBING, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WUSZ (99.9 FM; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEVE-FM (97.9 FM; EVELETH, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTBX (93.9 FM; HIBBING, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • KAOD (106.7 FM; BABBITT, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KMFG (102.9 FM; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WMFG-FM (106.3 FM; HIBBING, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • KGPZ (96.1 FM; COLERAINE, MN; Owner: LATTO NORTHLAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KADU (90.1 FM; HIBBING, MN; Owner: JPI RADIO, INC.)
  • W221AU (92.1 FM; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W237AO (95.3 FM; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS INC)
  • W269AG (101.7 FM; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: RAY E. KENT)

TV broadcast stations around Mountain Iron:

  • WIRT (Channel 13; HIBBING, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KRII (Channel 11; CHISHOLM, MN; Owner: CHANNEL 11 LICENSE, INC.)
  • K74AS (Channel 74; VIRGINIA, MN; Owner: COUNTY OF.KOOCHICHING)
Mountain Iron fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Mountain Iron fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 61m200ftTotal length
  • $1,279,000Total costs
  • 63,019Total average daily traffic
  • 3,404Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 21960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 31980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mountain Iron, MN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mountain Iron)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Municipal Bldg Mountain Ave (Lat: 47.532139 Lon: -92.622139), Call Sign: KYB861
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.415 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/2015, Expiration Date: 05/07/2025Registrant: City Of Mountain Iron, 8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron, MN 55768, Phone: (218) 748-7570, Fax: (218) 748-7573, Email:
  • Mountain Ave Municipal Bldg (Lat: 47.532139 Lon: -92.622139), Call Sign: WAX679
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.890 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/2015, Expiration Date: 05/07/2025Registrant: City Of Mountain Iron, 8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron, MN 55768, Phone: (218) 748-7570, Fax: (218) 748-7573, Email:
  • Main Security Gate Minntac Plant (Lat: 47.538528 Lon: -92.617139), Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPES309
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.950 MHz, 466.550 MHz, 468.900 MHz, 469.450 MHzGrant Date: 03/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/19/2024, Certifier: C J Bond EsqRegistrant: United States Steel Corporation, 600 Grant Street - Room 1880, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Phone: (412) 433-2856, Fax: (412) 433-2843, Email:
  • Old Wacootah Mine Shop (Lat: 47.533250 Lon: -92.609361), Type: Bant, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: KRY799
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHzGrant Date: 07/27/2013, Expiration Date: 08/22/2023Registrant: Hoover Construction, Virginia, MN 55792, Phone: (218) 741-3280, Fax: (218) 741-6804, Email:
  • Minntac Loading Pocket (Lat: 47.562139 Lon: -92.626583), Call Sign: KAQ458
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz, 160.320 MHz, 160.350 MHz, 160.800 MHz, 161.280 MHz, 161.340 MHzGrant Date: 07/28/2011, Expiration Date: 10/06/2021, Certifier: Theodore K KalickRegistrant: Canadian National, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., North Building, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 347-7196, Fax: (202) 347-8237, Email:
  • Minntac Dump Pocket, Missabe Sub, 2mi N Int 2nd St And Main Ave, Mp 9.53, Minntac Dump Pocket (Lat: 47.561056 Lon: -92.638361), Call Sign: WQVT265
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz, 160.320 MHz, 160.350 MHz, 160.800 MHz, 161.280 MHz, 161.340 MHz, 160.290 MHzGrant Date: 05/05/2015, Expiration Date: 05/05/2025, Certifier: Theodore K KalickRegistrant: Cn, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., North Building, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 347-7196, Fax: (202) 347-8237, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mountain Iron)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1354D , Serial Number: 19930, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 04/28/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy D Anderson, 5475 Heather Ave, Mountain Iron, MN 55768
  • Aircraft: WACO UKS-6 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 123 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 16226 , Serial Number: 4454, Year manufactured: 1936, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/1952
    Registrant (Individual): Herbert M Hill, 8957 Maxwell Rd, Mountain Iron, MN 55768
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1810K , Serial Number: 4537, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/11/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy D Anderson, 5475 Heather Ave, Mountain Iron, MN 55768
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2743S , Serial Number: 15066643, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy Dean Anderson, 5475 Heather Ave, Mountain Iron, MN 55768
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6473S , Serial Number: 15067273, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary T Ulman, 5083 Country Rd, Mountain Iron, MN 55768, Other Owners: Jodi L Ulman
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82900 , Serial Number: 7AC-1550, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry Arthur Murray, 5426 Park Dr, Mountain Iron, MN 55768, Other Owners: Bonita Rae Murray

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$96,1708$120,69644$121,22611$34,3523$107,1773$94,227
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$67,0300$08$118,6331$7,7700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$98,11022$121,1163$72,2072$68,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$08$128,8331$11,6600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$132,1100$02$32,0551$24,2900$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0128.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$295,3100$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$188,450
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0128.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Mountain Iron, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2373.5 years
Eino1181.7 years
Mary1181.1 years
William1171.3 years
Margaret1177.7 years
George1074.0 years
Helen1080.4 years
Robert968.1 years
Arthur879.9 years
Joseph872.0 years
Most common last names in Mountain Iron, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1570.7 years
Maki1178.5 years
Johnson985.0 years
Nelson872.5 years
Kauppila775.7 years
Saari777.3 years
Giru677.0 years
Dimberio679.5 years
Mcdonald676.2 years
Peterson676.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Mountain Iron, MN

  • Blockbuster: 1
  • Holiday Inn: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Mountain Iron compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
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