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Iron Range township, MN map Land area: 27.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population: 651 (all rural)
Males: 314  (48.2%)
Females: 337  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 651 (583 owner occupied, 68 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

25%


Races in Iron Range township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.8%

Median age of males: 37.2
Median age of females: 37.6

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Average household size: 2.52

Iron Range township:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,318 ($35,000 in 1999)
This township:

$41,318
Minnesota:

$55,616

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $305, upper quartile is $488)
Here:

$377
State:

$683

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $106,410 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Iron Range township:

$106,410
Minnesota:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,449 - $172,347

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,855
Here:

$137,855
State:

$247,637

In 2-unit structures: $41,999
Here:

$41,999
State:

$233,138

Mobile homes: $98,003
Here:

$98,003
State:

$34,666
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

15.0%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.0%
Whole state:

3.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Taconite Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Moonshine Lake (A), Reiley Lake (B), Shamrock Lake (C), Dunning Lake (D), Holman Lake (E), Island Lake (F), Little Reiley Lake (G), Arcturus Tailings Basin (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Iron Range township:  0.3%
State:  5.3%

66% of Iron Range township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 97% lived in Minnesota.

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

  • This state: 581
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 56
  • South: 12
  • West: 19

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,300

Iron Range township, Minnesota satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 249
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 12
  • 10 to 19: 16
  • Mobile homes: 38
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,000


Housing units in Iron Range township with a mortgage: 82 (4 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 81

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 48
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 38
  • 1970 to 1979: 37
  • 1960 to 1969: 15
  • 1950 to 1959: 34
  • 1940 to 1949: 39
  • 1939 or earlier: 89

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron Range township, Minnesota:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 56
  • 6 rooms: 54
  • 7 rooms: 41
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron Range township, Minnesota:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 11
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 1
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Iron Range township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 64
  • 3 bedrooms: 101
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron Range township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 10
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Iron Range township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 61
  • 2 vehicles: 106
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Iron Range township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Paper (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Iron Range township:

  • German (21.4%)
  • Norwegian (17.5%)
  • Finnish (8.7%)
  • Swedish (7.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (6.6%)
  • French Canadian (5.4%)
  • Irish (5.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Canada (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 243 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 37 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 10 (3%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

98.1% of residents of Iron Range township speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 677
  • In family households: 575 (152 male householders, 33 female householders)
    148 spouses, 187 children (163 natural, 12 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 40 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 102 (35 male householders (26 living alone)), 46 female householders (42 living alone)), 21 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 84 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 68 1-person, 9 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 5-persons,

123 married couples with children.
33 single-parent households (14 men, 19 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

10.3%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

1.4%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Minnesota:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Iron Range township:

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