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Iron County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 5,780 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 6,861 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,090
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,181
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,487
Renter-occupied apartments: 551 (it was 596 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 757 sq. mi.

Water area: 162.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Iron County: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (15.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.0%), Information (11.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Iron County, WI (2017)
    • 5,50380.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 821.2%Two or more races
    • 711.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 420.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 360.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 90.1%Asian alone
Median resident age:

54.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 2,939  (50.9%)
Females: 2,841  (49.1%)
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Average household size:
Iron County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,642 ($29,580 in 1999)
This county:

$41,642
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $432 (lower quartile is $349, upper quartile is $553)
This county:

$432
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $113,279 (it was $64,300 in 2000)
Iron:

$113,279
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,032 - $235,987

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $168,144
Here:

$168,144
State:

$226,213

Townhouses or other attached units: $75,064
Here:

$75,064
State:

$193,354

In 2-unit structures: $28,523
Here:

$28,523
State:

$145,793

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $57,632
Here:

$57,632
State:

$159,745

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $87,382
Here:

$87,382
State:

$181,107

Mobile homes: $67,143
Here:

$67,143
State:

$52,168

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $965
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $427

Institutionalized population: 96

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 37
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 44
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 77 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 1998: 84 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 1999: 102 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2000: 73 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2001: 67 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 57 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2004: 91 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2006: 65 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2007: 68 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2015: 30 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $208,900
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $211,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Iron, WI residents
Average permit cost in Iron, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,507 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,671 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Iron, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Iron, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Iron, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.9%
Iron County:

13.9%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.2% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.4% for American Indian residents, 45.5% for other race residents, 7.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 54.2 years old
(Males: 53.6 years old, Females: 54.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.8 years old, Black residents: 40.9 years old, American Indian residents: 35.2 years old, Asian residents: 31.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 46.4 years old, Other race residents: 38.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Iron County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hurley, Mercer, Montreal, Kimball, Oma, Saxon, Knight, Pence, Carey, Iron Belt.

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

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Neighboring counties: Benton County, Oregon , Somerset County, Maine , Washington County, Maine , Fremont County, Idaho , Keweenaw County, Michigan , Pine County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Iron, WI
County total employment by year in Iron, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Iron, WI

Current college students: 189
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 67 (82.2% naturalized citizens)

Iron County:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 42010 or later
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 121990 to 1999
  • 101980 to 1989
  • 41970 to 1979
  • 80Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.5%

Iron County marital status for males Iron County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,061
  • One, attached: 39
  • Two: 186
  • 3 or 4: 142
  • 5 to 9: 78
  • 10 to 19: 78
  • 20 to 49: 39
  • 50 or more: 83
  • Mobile homes: 334
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Iron County with a mortgage: 1,135 (8 second mortgage, 181 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,128

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Iron County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,1733
Evangelical Protestant3886
Mainline Protestant1813
None3,174-
Iron County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Iron County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Iron County:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

23.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Iron County:

8.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

26.7%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Iron County:

Average size of farms: 206 acres
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,942
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,524
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.94%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.09

Earthquake activity:

Iron County-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 283.7 miles away from Iron County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 295.6 miles away from the county 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 339.9 miles away from the county 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 321.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 470.2 miles away from Iron County center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 248.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 11, 2016 to July 12, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4276: August 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4276, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 1999 to July 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1284: August 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1284, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 10, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-352: September 10, 1972, FEMA Id: 352, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Wisconsin FLOODING, Incident Period: May 01, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-260: May 01, 1969, FEMA Id: 260, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Iron County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Iron

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,402 (72.6%)
  • Carpooled: 240 (12.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (1.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 20 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 55 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 191 (9.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (33%)
  • Netherlands (9%)
  • Ukraine (9%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Nigeria (4%)
  • Peru (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Iron County


  • German (22%)
  • Finnish (17%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • Polish (9%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • American (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
102 people in nursing homes
8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
86 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,951.

5.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.38% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($34,054 average AGI)
2.33% relocated from other states ($15,639 average AGI)
Iron County:

2.33%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gogebic County, MI  1.36% ($43,257 average AGI)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.24% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($23,721 average AGI)
2.07% relocated to other states ($10,919 average AGI)
Iron County:

2.07%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gogebic County, MI  0.98% ($28,200 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Births per 1000 population in Iron County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Iron County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 20.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Iron County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Iron County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Iron County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Iron County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Iron County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Iron County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Iron County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,673 (1,429 aged, 244 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 79 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Iron County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (188)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (95)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (94)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (52)
  • Unspecified dementia (47)
  • Congestive heart failure (45)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (39)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (35)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (33)
  • Pneumonitis due to food and vomit (23)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 451
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,414
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,780
  • In family households: 4,245 (937 male householders, 815 female householders)
    1,373 spouses, 887 children (818 natural, 7 adopted, 60 stepchildren), 50 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 17 other relatives, 142 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,426 (705 male householders (593 living alone)), 521 female householders (473 living alone)), 195 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 120

Size of family households: 1,106 2-persons, 265 3-persons, 278 4-persons, 86 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,064 1-person, 146 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 13 5-persons.

429 married couples with children.
308 single-parent households (120 men, 188 women).

97.1% of residents of Iron speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $48,354,000 ($7,238 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,070,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,996,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,440,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $80,000
Federal grants: $12,919,000
Federal procurement contracts: $282,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,638,000 ($2,570,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $391,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,490,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,677,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 209
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 462
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +49
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Iron County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.62 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.2

Year house built in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • 462014 or later
  • 352010 to 2013
  • 7022000 to 2009
  • 9351990 to 1999
  • 5521980 to 1989
  • 8861970 to 1979
  • 5521960 to 1969
  • 7541950 to 1959
  • 4531940 to 1949
  • 1,0911939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Iron County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • 71 room
  • 322 rooms
  • 1073 rooms
  • 3094 rooms
  • 5205 rooms
  • 5416 rooms
  • 3457 rooms
  • 2018 rooms
  • 1709+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • 311 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 2153 rooms
  • 1014 rooms
  • 1145 rooms
  • 1036 rooms
  • 337 rooms
  • 168 rooms
  • 199+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Iron County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • 9no bedroom
  • 981 bedroom
  • 6752 bedrooms
  • 1,1223 bedrooms
  • 2984 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron County, Wisconsin
  • 31no bedroom
  • 2641 bedroom
  • 2252 bedrooms
  • 1493 bedrooms
  • 454 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Iron County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Iron County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Iron County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 40no vehicle
  • 5881 vehicle
  • 1,0552 vehicles
  • 4143 vehicles
  • 1084 vehicles
  • 435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Iron County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Iron County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 152no vehicle
  • 3651 vehicle
  • 1512 vehicles
  • 323 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

84.3% of Iron County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Wisconsin.

Iron County:

84.3%
State average:

85.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2,637
  • Other state: 3,046
  • Northeast: 62
  • Midwest: 2,690
  • South: 76
  • West: 184
Year householders moved into unit in Iron County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Iron County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.6%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.4%Wood
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 9.4%Wood
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.6%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

18.1%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Iron County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $1,647,000
    Other: $669,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,447,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $2,327,000
    Police Protection: $1,743,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,202,000
    Regular Highways: $1,001,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $480,000
    Financial Administration: $436,000
    General - Other: $424,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $266,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $163,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $68,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $60,000
    Libraries: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $95,000
    Other: $38,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,029,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $364,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $279,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Rents: $29,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    General - Other: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,577,000
    Public Welfare: $981,000
    Other: $843,000
    General Local Government Support: $842,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,820,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $385,000
    Other: $154,000
    Other License: $43,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,643,000

Iron County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $1,647,000
    Other: $669,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,447,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $2,327,000
    Police Protection: $1,743,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,202,000
    Regular Highways: $1,001,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $480,000
    Financial Administration: $436,000
    General - Other: $424,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $266,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $163,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $68,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $60,000
    Libraries: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $95,000
    Other: $38,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,029,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $364,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $279,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Rents: $29,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    General - Other: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,577,000
    Public Welfare: $981,000
    Other: $843,000
    General Local Government Support: $842,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,820,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $385,000
    Other: $154,000
    Other License: $43,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,643,000

Iron County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $1,647,000
    Other: $669,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,447,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $2,327,000
    Police Protection: $1,743,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,202,000
    Regular Highways: $1,001,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $480,000
    Financial Administration: $436,000
    General - Other: $424,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $266,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $163,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $68,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $60,000
    Libraries: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $95,000
    Other: $38,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,029,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $364,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $279,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Rents: $29,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    General - Other: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,577,000
    Public Welfare: $981,000
    Other: $843,000
    General Local Government Support: $842,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,820,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $385,000
    Other: $154,000
    Other License: $43,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,643,000

Iron County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $1,647,000
    Other: $669,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,447,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $2,327,000
    Police Protection: $1,743,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,202,000
    Regular Highways: $1,001,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $480,000
    Financial Administration: $436,000
    General - Other: $424,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $266,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $163,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $68,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $60,000
    Libraries: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $197,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $95,000
    Other: $38,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,029,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $364,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $279,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Rents: $29,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    General - Other: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,577,000
    Public Welfare: $981,000
    Other: $843,000
    General Local Government Support: $842,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,820,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $385,000
    Other: $154,000
    Other License: $43,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,643,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 120
  • Number of aged recipients: 14
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 106
  • Number of recipients under 18: 17
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 84
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 19
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 55
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 47
Most common first names in Iron County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12075.6 years
Mary8182.5 years
Joseph6477.9 years
William5674.2 years
James4871.8 years
Frank3978.0 years
Anna3784.9 years
Robert3569.2 years
Margaret3080.5 years
George2574.5 years
Most common last names in Iron County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson2376.2 years
Johnson2273.5 years
Anderson2271.9 years
Saari1877.2 years
Erspamer1781.5 years
Thompson1378.0 years
Hill1175.7 years
Calvi1078.2 years
Smith1083.5 years
Fafford1085.5 years
Businesses in Iron County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1True Value1
Days Inn1U-Haul1

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