Iron River, Michigan Population 2024

3,000

Iron River is a city located in Iron County Michigan. Iron River has a 2024 population of 3,000. Iron River is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,008 in 2020.

The average household income in Iron River is $59,658 with a poverty rate of 16.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Iron River is 41.3 years, 40 years for males, and 43.3 years for females.

Iron River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Iron River was:

  • White: 94.52%
  • Two or more races: 3.51%
  • Native American: 1.17%
  • Black or African American: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
445.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.27% (-8)
The current population of Iron River, Michigan is 3,000 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,008.

Iron River, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,83194.52%
Two or more races1053.51%
Native American351.17%
Black or African American240.8%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Iron River Population by Race

Iron River Population Pyramid 2024

Iron River Median Age

41.3

Total

40

Male

43.3

Female

Iron River Adults

There are 2,418 adults, (533 of whom are seniors) in Iron River.

Iron River Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Iron River Sex Ratio

Female1,53951.39%
Male1,45648.61%

Iron River Population by Age

Iron River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2862.2665.834.2
Non Family5201.0861.538.5
Married4802.9289.210.8
Female2193.3214.285.8
Male673.251000

2.85

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Iron River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1256.11%
Associates Degree1768.6%
Bachelors Degree26212.8%
Graduate Degree1125.47%
High School Graduate1,02349.98%
Less Than 9th Grade40.2%
Some College34516.85%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Iron River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Iron River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,9821,853365
Hispanic34349
Black24240
2+ Races12129
Native American770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 75%.

Iron River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$37,969$49,191$34,306
Graduate Degree$65,855$0$0
High School Graduate$33,148$38,306$31,944
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$35,946$38,777$33,010
Some College$35,595$35,476$38,056

$35,946

Average Earnings

$38,777

Average Male

$33,010

Average Female

Iron River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Iron River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Iron River Language

98.86% of Iron River residents speak only English, while 1.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.57% of the population.

Iron River Language

Iron River Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,74343315.79%
Multiple1043836.54%
Hispanic1233830.89%
Black1818100%

16.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.05%

Male Poverty Rate

21.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iron River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iron River is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iron River is White, with 15.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.13%.

Iron River Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.48%
High School11.11%
Some College10.17%
Bachelors or Greater9.7%

Iron River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.98%
Male Unemployed40%
Male Employed5.22%
Female Employed2.02%

Iron River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Iron River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$68,241$73,413
Households$48,333$59,658
Married Families$74,786$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,929$34,635

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Iron River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Iron River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Iron River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Iron River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Iron River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

156

Number of Veterans

141

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam45
Second Gulf War42
First Gulf War42
World War II14
Korea0

Iron River Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+43
35 to 5442
55 to 6442
65 to 7429
18 to 340

Iron River Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1566.7%

Iron River Veterans by Race

Iron River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iron River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Iron River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Iron River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Iron River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.16%

Born in Iron River

99.97%

Native Born

0.03%

Foreign Born

0.03%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.97% of Iron River residents were born in the United States, with 74.16% having been born in Michigan. 0.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Iron River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,990-2-0.07%
20282,992-2-0.07%
20272,994-2-0.07%
20262,996-2-0.07%
20252,998-2-0.07%
20243,000-2-0.07%
20233,002-2-0.07%
20223,004100.33%
20212,994-14-0.47%
20203,0081836.48%
20192,825-13-0.46%
20182,838-6-0.21%
20172,844-16-0.56%
20162,860-40-1.38%
20152,900-7-0.24%
20142,907-40-1.36%
20132,947-19-0.64%
20122,966-52-1.72%
20113,018-12-0.4%
20103,03000%

Iron River Population by Year