Ironwood, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 4,870 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.6%
 
Males: 2,431  (49.9%)
Females: 2,439  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

51.3 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49938.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,690 (it was $23,502 in 2000)
Ironwood:

$32,690
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,255 (it was $14,131 in 2000)

Ironwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $51,460 (it was $35,100 in 2000)
Ironwood:

$51,460
MI:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $519.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ironwood: 73.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.7%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 83.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ironwood, MI (2019)
    • 4,64893.6%White alone
    • 1503.0%Black alone
    • 771.6%Hispanic
    • 521.0%American Indian alone
    • 100.2%Asian alone
    • 120.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Ironwood, Michigan as of May 09, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ironwood is 182 to 1.


Crime rates in Ironwood by year

Type

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(37.2)
1
(18.7)
1
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
1
(20.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(167.2)
6
(112.4)
12
(230.7)
7
(136.3)
6
(118.9)
1
(20.3)
6
(122.8)
1
(20.3)
6
(122.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(222.9)
12
(224.8)
16
(307.6)
4
(77.9)
14
(277.4)
5
(101.4)
4
(81.8)
3
(61.0)
8
(163.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
124
(2,304)
138
(2,585)
73
(1,403)
84
(1,636)
55
(1,090)
60
(1,217)
59
(1,207)
44
(895.2)
77
(1,577)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(37.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.4)
5
(97.4)
5
(99.1)
1
(20.3)
5
(102.3)
3
(61.0)
5
(102.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
City-Data.com crime index173.9156.6142.3144.994.767.686.865.3129.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ironwood, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Michigan average:

1.74
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Ancestries: American (29.4%), Finnish (19.4%), English (6.3%), German (5.9%), Italian (4.4%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1503 feet

Land area: 6.55 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile   (low).

Ironwood, Michigan map

53 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,731 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,114 (2.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (95.7 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (176.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (342.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hurley, WI (1.2 miles ),
Montreal, WI (2.1 miles ),
Kimball, WI (2.3 miles ),
Bessemer, MI (2.3 miles ),
Pence, WI (2.6 miles),
Carey, WI (2.9 miles),
Iron Belt, WI (3.0 miles),
Wakefield, MI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 46.46 N, Longitude: 90.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +493 (+9.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,340 (56.8%)

Area code: 906

Distribution of median household income in Ironwood, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ironwood, MI in 2019
Ironwood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $156,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $83,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $210,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ironwood, MI residents
Average permit cost in Ironwood, MI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

6.3%
Historical population in Ironwood, MI
Historical housing units in Ironwood, MI
Most common industries in Ironwood, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Wood products (6.1%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (11.2%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.5%)
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Ironwood, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)

Average climate in Ironwood, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ironwood-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.3 miles away from the Ironwood city center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F3 tornado 41.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ironwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 76% 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 287.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/2/2017 at 16:53:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 117.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 140.2 miles away from Ironwood center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 140.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 140.8 miles away from Ironwood center
On 4/24/2020 at 17:23:43, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 133.9 miles away from Ironwood center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gogebic County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ironwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ironwood:

  • ASPIRUS GRAND VIEW HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, N10561 GRAND VIEW LANE)
  • CARING HOME HEALTH (N10567 GRAND VIEW LANE)
  • JOSEPHSON NURSING HOME (634 E AYER ST)
  • WESTGATE NURSING AND REHAB COMMUNITY (1500 NORTH LOWELL STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Ironwood:

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College/University in Ironwood:

  • Gogebic Community College (Full-time enrollment: 832; Location: E4946 Jackson Rd; Public; Website: www.gogebic.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ironwood:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 90 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,078)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 94 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 95 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 96 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 98 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 98 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 105 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)

Public high school in Ironwood:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ironwood:

Private elementary/middle school in Ironwood:

  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 37, Location: 106 S MARQUETTE ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Ironwood

Library in Ironwood:

  • IRONWOOD CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $179,902; Location: 235 EAST AURORA STREET; 25,418 books; 340 audio materials; 409 video materials; 3 other licensed databases; 86 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ironwood: Gogebic County Fairgrounds (A), Gogebic Country Club (B), Carnegie Library (C), Ironwood Police Department (D), Ironwood Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ironwood include: Grace Community Fellowship (A), Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall (B), Assembly of God Church (C), Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Our Lady of Peace Church (E), Wesley United Methodist Church (F), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (G), Living Water Missionary Church (H), Lighthouse Faith Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Ironwood include: Longyear Park (1), Downtown Ironwood Pocket Park (2), Curry Park (3), Kuitunen Park (4), Hiawatha Park (5), Curry House Historical Marker (6), Norrie Park Historical Marker (7), Ironwood City Hall Historical Marker (8), Newport Hill Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ironwood Area Historical Society Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 150 North Lowell Street), Ironwood Tourism Council (648 West Cloverland Drive).

Hotels: Budget Host Cloverland Motel (West US2), Blue Cloud Motel (105 West Cloverland Drive), Comfort Inn Ironwood (210 East Cloverland Drive), Comfort Inn (210 East Cloverland Drive), Davey's Motel (260 East Cloverland Drive), Classic Motor Inn (1200 East Cloverland Drive), Americinn - Ironwood- Mi (1117 E Cloverland Dr), Advance Motel (663 East Cloverland Drive), Cedars Motel (West US2).

Court: United States Government - Social Security Administration (1401 East Cloverland Drive).

Birthplace of: Renee Ellmers - Nurse, Jack Gotta - Player of and football, Mario Tiziani - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 7/17/70), Raymond Joseph Cannon - Politician, William C. Gribble, Jr. - General.

Gogebic 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 Ironwood and their reported violations in the past:

USFS - MARION LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
TRACKSIDE PUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-13-2010 to OCT-15-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from OCT-15-2010 to OCT-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HAUTALA'S TAVERN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-19-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from AUG-17-2012 to OCT-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NESBIT LAKE ORG CAMP (USFS) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from JUL-29-2008 to JUL-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from AUG-05-2008 to AUG-14-2008), St Intentional no-action (2 times from OCT-21-2008 to JAN-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ironwood that have no violations reported:

  • NORRIE PARK (Address: 213 SOUTH MARQUETTE ST. , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SYLVANIA ENTRANCE (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS KENTON DISTRICT OFFICE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PERCH LAKE CAMPGROUND (USFS) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE OTTAWA REC AREA (USFS) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.9%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
127 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Ironwood in 2000:

  • 144 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Ironwood (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ironwood Branch at 205 West Aurora Street, branch established on 1941/11/10; Cloverland Branch at 900 East Cloverland Drive, branch established on 1980/01/14. 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
  • River Valley Bank: Ironwood Branch at 200 South Suffolk Street, branch established on 1909/08/24. Info updated 2007/11/20: Bank assets: $984.4 mil, Deposits: $839.5 mil, headquarters in Wausau, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: River Valley Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank: 100 S Suffolk St Branch at 100 South Suffolk Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. 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.
  • Gogebic Range Bank: at 155 East Cloverland Drive, branch established on 2002/05/20. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $63.9 mil, Deposits: $56.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: West End Financial Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Ironwood:

Marital status in Ironwood, MI
  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Ironwood:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ironwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ironwood, MI (based on Gogebic County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,7815
Evangelical Protestant2,66415
Mainline Protestant2,35711
Orthodox221
Other-2
None6,603-
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: 5
This county:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

12.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ironwood:

50.9%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ironwood:

46.8%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Ironwood:

29.1
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ironwood:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

56.0%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Ironwood:

75.4%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ironwood, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$42,027$56,0362$2,507
Other and Unallocable 8$31,441$47,1620$0
Streets and Highways 6$22,132$44,2640$0
Water Supply 5$20,163$48,3910$0
Financial Administration 4$17,767$53,3010$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,931$59,7240$0
Sewerage 2$6,663$39,9780$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,642$31,7044$2,349
Local Libraries 1$2,487$29,8443$1,256
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$5,111$61,3321$1,723
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,059
Totals for Government 40$165,363$49,60911$8,893

Ironwood government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $121,000 ($24.85)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $3,493,000 ($717.25)
    General - Other: $1,184,000 ($243.12)
    Regular Highways: $1,150,000 ($236.14)
    Police Protection: $930,000 ($190.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $630,000 ($129.36)
    Health - Other: $558,000 ($114.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $405,000 ($83.16)
    Financial Administration: $277,000 ($56.88)
    Central Staff Services: $273,000 ($56.06)
    General Public Buildings: $178,000 ($36.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($5.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($1.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000 ($37.58)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $876,000 ($179.88)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($5.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $34,000 ($6.98)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($5.95)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($5.75)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($2.87)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($1.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,925,000 ($4091.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $133,000 ($27.31)

Ironwood government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $5,230,000 ($1073.92)
    Housing and Community Development: $482,000 ($98.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,363,000 ($279.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $405,000 ($83.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $222,000 ($45.59)
    Rents: $161,000 ($33.06)
    Interest Earnings: $63,000 ($12.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000 ($8.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,110,000 ($227.93)
    General Local Government Support: $736,000 ($151.13)
    Other: $54,000 ($11.09)
  • Tax - Property: $2,236,000 ($459.14)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $72,000 ($14.78)

Ironwood government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,512,000 ($3390.55)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,748,000 ($3028.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,482,000 ($509.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $718,000 ($147.43)

Ironwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,488,000 ($1948.25)

4.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Michigan average:

5.43%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Iron County, WI  0.44% ($28,200 average AGI)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
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 Iron County, WI  0.61% ($43,257 average AGI)
Businesses in Ironwood, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx1Sears1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS7
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ironwood:

  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; HURLEY, WI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ironwood:

  • W207BR (89.3 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • W280DD (103.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W265AI (100.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/C, INC.)
  • W201BP (88.1 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUPM (106.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O, INC.)
  • W224AW (92.7 FM; BERGLAND, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

TV broadcast stations around Ironwood:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
Ironwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Ironwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.3mTotal length
  • $1,237,000Total costs
  • 19,961Total average daily traffic
  • 1,060Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,107Total future (year 2006) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ironwood, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ironwood, MI

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 fires per year is 26. The highest number of fires - 51 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Ironwood, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.1%), and Outside Fires (23.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ironwood, MI
    • 21549.1%Structure Fires
    • 10223.3%Outside Fires
    • 9321.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 286.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ironwood, MI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ironwood, Michigan:

  • Black River Lodge, N12390 Black River Rd, Ironwood, Michigan 49938 , Phone: (906) 932-3857, Fax: (906) 932-6601
  • America's Best Value Inn, 160 E Cloverland Dr, Ironwood, Michigan 49938 , Phone: (906) 932-3395, Fax: (906) 932-2507
  • Comfort Inn, 210 E Cloverland Dr, Ironwood, Michigan 49938 , Phone: (906) 932-2224, Fax: (906) 932-9929
  • Americinn, 1117 E Cloverland Dr, Ironwood, Michigan 49938 , Phone: (906) 932-7200, Fax: (906) 932-7222
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ironwood, Michigan
Most common first names in Ironwood, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25676.9 years
Mary15781.6 years
William11376.6 years
Joseph10177.1 years
Anna7383.6 years
George7275.3 years
Frank7075.7 years
Robert6469.5 years
Carl6277.0 years
Helen6078.4 years
Most common last names in Ironwood, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13277.4 years
Anderson9877.4 years
Erickson5977.4 years
Maki5176.8 years
Carlson3881.5 years
Mattson3776.2 years
Niemi3778.3 years
Hill3371.3 years
Peterson3378.2 years
Swanson3274.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ironwood, MI
  • 85.9%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ironwood, MI
  • 75.7%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Electricity
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel


Ironwood compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Ironwood on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
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