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Iron County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 11,176 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 13,138 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,252
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,307
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,742
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,018 (it was 1,006 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%

Land area: 1166 sq. mi.

Water area: 44.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Iron County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.6%), Retail trade (13.1%), Manufacturing (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Iron County, MI (2019)
    • 10,49794.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2422.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2141.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 780.7%Two or more races
    • 680.6%Asian alone
    • 600.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

54.4 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 5,554  (49.7%)
Females: 5,622  (50.3%)
Average household size:
Iron County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,375 ($28,560 in 1999)
This county:

$43,375
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $523)
This county:

$438
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $85,074 (it was $51,100 in 2000)
Iron:

$85,074
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,591 - $174,997

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $132,442
Here:

$132,442
State:

$219,912

Townhouses or other attached units: $156,945
Here:

$156,945
State:

$199,940

In 2-unit structures: $51,019
Here:

$51,019
State:

$142,994

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,622
Here:

$160,622
State:

$170,137

Mobile homes: $53,672
Here:

$53,672
State:

$56,186

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $911
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 276

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 19
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 12
  • Thefts: 20
  • Auto thefts: 2
Iron County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $43,700
  • 1998: 54 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1999: 57 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2003: 61 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2004: 50 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2005: 76 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2006: 34 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $245,600
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2010: 43 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2015: 25 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2016: 17 buildings, average cost: $230,800
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $261,500
  • 2018: 30 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2019: 30 buildings, average cost: $248,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Iron, MI residents
Average permit cost in Iron, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,430 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,154 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Iron, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Iron, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Iron, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.8%
Iron County:

11.8%
Michigan:

13.0%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.0% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.3% for American Indian residents, 45.5% for other race residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 54.4 years old
(Males: 53.6 years old, Females: 55.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.5 years old, Black residents: 50.2 years old, American Indian residents: 25.6 years old, Asian residents: 44.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.0 years old, Other race residents: 56.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Iron County is $415 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.

Cities in this county include: Iron River, Crystal Falls, Stambaugh, Caspian, Gaastra, Amasa, Mineral Hills, Alpha.

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: Chippewa County , Gogebic County , Sherman County, Oregon , Isanti County, Minnesota , Silver Bow County, Montana , Sawyer County, Wisconsin , Ontonagon County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Michigan:

6.3%

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

Current college students: 253
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 150 (63.9% naturalized citizens)

Iron County:

1.3%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 52010 or later
  • 462000 to 2009
  • 361990 to 1999
  • 71980 to 1989
  • 131970 to 1979
  • 126Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,155
  • One, attached: 40
  • Two: 272
  • 3 or 4: 45
  • 5 to 9: 74
  • 10 to 19: 71
  • 20 to 49: 267
  • 50 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 426

Housing units in Iron County with a mortgage: 1,821 (33 second mortgage, 201 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,480

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Iron County

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

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Iron County:

11.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

14.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Iron County:

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

28.5%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Iron County:

Average size of farms: 296 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $30,318
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $365.07
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,017
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,001
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.27
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.81%
All wheat for grain: 360 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Earthquake activity:

Iron County-area historical earthquake activity is above Michigan state average. It is 82% 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 361.5 miles away from Iron County center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 314.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 328.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/2/2017 at 16:53:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 188.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 292.4 miles away from Iron County center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 215.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2002 to May 09, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1413: May 06, 2002, FEMA Id: 1413, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3035: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3035, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Iron County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Iron

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,268 (81.2%)
  • Carpooled: 386 (9.6%)
  • Bus: 6 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 8 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 109 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 244 (6.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (27%)
  • Honduras (17%)
  • Russia (13%)
  • England (6%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Canada (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Iron County


  • American (34%)
  • German (8%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • Finnish (6%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • English (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Iron County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 231 people in nursing homes
  • 229 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Iron County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 245 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,084.

3.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.61% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($18,309 average AGI)
2.37% relocated from other states ($33,463 average AGI)
Iron County:

2.37%
Michigan average:

1.59%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dickinson County, MI  0.44% ($56,952 average AGI)


4.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.81% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($14,551 average AGI)
2.69% relocated to other states ($20,308 average AGI)
Iron County:

2.69%
Michigan average:

1.85%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dickinson County, MI  0.50% ($30,542 average AGI)
to Marquette County, MI  0.46% ($34,591)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Births per 1000 population in Iron County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 16.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Iron County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Iron County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.4%
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: 3,394 (2,888 aged, 506 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 129 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Iron County, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (410)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (350)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (226)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (110)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (45)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (13)
  • Congestive heart failure (11)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,589
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 199
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,297

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 951
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,439
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 24

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,176
  • Male householders: 2,793 (1,014 living alone), Female householders: 2,477 (1,081 living alone)
  • 2,292 spouses (2,287 opposite-sex spouses), 288 unmarried partners, (284 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,340 children (2,207 natural, 19 adopted, 114 stepchildren), 142 grandchildren, 75 brothers or sisters, 64 parents, 0 foster children, 108 other relatives, 222 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 363

Size of family households: 2,103 2-persons, 444 3-persons, 260 4-persons, 105 5-persons, 56 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,095 1-person, 227 2-persons, 6 3-persons.

986 married couples with children.
605 single-parent households (162 men, 443 women).

98.0% of residents of Iron speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $93,651,000 ($7,440 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,181,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,037,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,225,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $395,000
Federal grants: $17,343,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,001,000 ($42,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,651,000 ($458,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $81,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $728,000
Federal Government insurance: $477,000

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

Births: 478
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,072
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -2
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -206
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Iron County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.26 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Iron County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Iron County, Michigan
  • 1302014 or later
  • 472010 to 2013
  • 6832000 to 2009
  • 8081990 to 1999
  • 1,1091980 to 1989
  • 1,3091970 to 1979
  • 6291960 to 1969
  • 1,1941950 to 1959
  • 7201940 to 1949
  • 2,7081939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Iron County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron County, Michigan
  • 21 room
  • 342 rooms
  • 1033 rooms
  • 4444 rooms
  • 1,2935 rooms
  • 1,0206 rooms
  • 5377 rooms
  • 3898 rooms
  • 4539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron County, Michigan
  • 461 room
  • 1022 rooms
  • 2853 rooms
  • 1524 rooms
  • 1675 rooms
  • 1726 rooms
  • 317 rooms
  • 378 rooms
  • 89+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Iron County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Iron County, Michigan
  • 6no bedroom
  • 1561 bedroom
  • 1,1622 bedrooms
  • 2,1503 bedrooms
  • 6804 bedrooms
  • 1185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Iron County, Michigan
  • 59no bedroom
  • 3581 bedroom
  • 2902 bedrooms
  • 2793 bedrooms
  • 74 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Iron County, Michigan 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
  • 160no vehicle
  • 1,4961 vehicle
  • 1,8932 vehicles
  • 5563 vehicles
  • 1234 vehicles
  • 535+ 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
  • 245no vehicle
  • 5791 vehicle
  • 1192 vehicles
  • 413 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

92.4% of Iron County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Michigan.

Iron County:

92.4%
State average:

86.2%

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

  • This state: 7,674
  • Other state: 3,255
  • Northeast: 217
  • Midwest: 2,399
  • South: 275
  • West: 346
Year householders moved into unit in Iron County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Iron County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.5%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.6%Wood
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.6%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Electricity
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 57
Here:

6.9%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

6.3%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

15.8%
Michigan:

14.3%

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 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,508,000
    Regular Highways: $1,456,000
    Parks and Recreation: $342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $23,993,000
    Regular Highways: $6,266,000
    Health - Other: $3,624,000
    General - Other: $2,370,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $953,000
    Correctional Institutions: $834,000
    Housing and Community Development: $780,000
    Police Protection: $760,000
    Parks and Recreation: $744,000
    Central Staff Services: $487,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $206,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $107,000
    Transit Utilities: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,397,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,079,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $485,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $300,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,055,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,237,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,043,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $224,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $414,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $563,000
    General - Other: $182,000
    Hospitals: $179,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    Police Protection: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,617,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,547,000
    Highways: $3,009,000
    Other: $885,000
    Health and Hospitals: $665,000
    General Local Government Support: $334,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,238,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $120,000
    Other License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,137,000

Iron County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,508,000
    Regular Highways: $1,456,000
    Parks and Recreation: $342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $23,993,000
    Regular Highways: $6,266,000
    Health - Other: $3,624,000
    General - Other: $2,370,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $953,000
    Correctional Institutions: $834,000
    Housing and Community Development: $780,000
    Police Protection: $760,000
    Parks and Recreation: $744,000
    Central Staff Services: $487,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $206,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $107,000
    Transit Utilities: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,397,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,079,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $485,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $300,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,055,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,237,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,043,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $224,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $414,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $563,000
    General - Other: $182,000
    Hospitals: $179,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    Police Protection: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,617,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,547,000
    Highways: $3,009,000
    Other: $885,000
    Health and Hospitals: $665,000
    General Local Government Support: $334,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,238,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $120,000
    Other License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,137,000

Iron County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,508,000
    Regular Highways: $1,456,000
    Parks and Recreation: $342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $23,993,000
    Regular Highways: $6,266,000
    Health - Other: $3,624,000
    General - Other: $2,370,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $953,000
    Correctional Institutions: $834,000
    Housing and Community Development: $780,000
    Police Protection: $760,000
    Parks and Recreation: $744,000
    Central Staff Services: $487,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $206,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $107,000
    Transit Utilities: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,397,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,079,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $485,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $300,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,055,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,237,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,043,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $224,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $414,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $563,000
    General - Other: $182,000
    Hospitals: $179,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    Police Protection: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,617,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,547,000
    Highways: $3,009,000
    Other: $885,000
    Health and Hospitals: $665,000
    General Local Government Support: $334,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,238,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $120,000
    Other License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,137,000

Iron County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,508,000
    Regular Highways: $1,456,000
    Parks and Recreation: $342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $23,993,000
    Regular Highways: $6,266,000
    Health - Other: $3,624,000
    General - Other: $2,370,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $953,000
    Correctional Institutions: $834,000
    Housing and Community Development: $780,000
    Police Protection: $760,000
    Parks and Recreation: $744,000
    Central Staff Services: $487,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $206,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $107,000
    Transit Utilities: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,397,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,079,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $485,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $955,000
    Health and Hospitals: $300,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,055,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,237,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,043,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $224,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $414,000
    Interest Earnings: $60,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $563,000
    General - Other: $182,000
    Hospitals: $179,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    Police Protection: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,617,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,547,000
    Highways: $3,009,000
    Other: $885,000
    Health and Hospitals: $665,000
    General Local Government Support: $334,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,238,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $120,000
    Other License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,137,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 273
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 254
  • Number of recipients under 18: 35
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 187
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 51
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 125
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 113
Most common first names in Iron County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John26578.4 years
Mary16280.7 years
William14077.9 years
Joseph11977.9 years
Robert10270.4 years
Frank9179.8 years
George8875.2 years
Edward8575.4 years
Walter8478.0 years
Anna7284.8 years
Most common last names in Iron County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson14277.7 years
Anderson10077.3 years
Peterson6879.1 years
Maki6274.9 years
Carlson5277.9 years
Erickson5081.2 years
Olson3779.2 years
Nelson3378.2 years
Hill3177.0 years
Williams3173.7 years
Businesses in Iron County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Chevrolet2Nike1
FedEx2Subway2
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS2

Iron County on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"