Iron River, Michigan Population 2022

3,003
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Iron River is a city located in Iron County Michigan. Iron River has a 2020 population of 3,003. Iron River is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -0.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,007 in 2010.

The average household income in Iron River is $44,312 with a poverty rate of 17.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $494 per month, and the median house value is $53,100. The median age in Iron River is 47.4 years, 41.9 years for males, and 50.9 years for females.

Iron River Demographics

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

  • White: 97.56%
  • Native American: 0.88%
  • Two or more races: 0.81%
  • Black or African American: 0.74%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Iron River, Michigan is 3,003 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,007.

Iron River, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,76297.56%
Black or African American210.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.88%
Two or More Races230.81%
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Iron River Population by Race

Iron River Population Pyramid 2022

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Iron River Median Age

46.6


Total

41.8


Male

49.8


Female

Iron River Adults

There are 2,253 adults, (577 of whom are seniors) in Iron River.

Iron River Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Iron River Sex Ratio

Female

1,513

53.44%

Male

1,318

46.56%

Iron River Population by Age

Iron River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Iron River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male91%9%
Married86.7%13.3%
All63.6%36.4%
Non Family53.3%46.7%
Female30.3%69.7%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Iron River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2962.1163.6
Married4602.7286.7
Male672.9191
Female2013.4930.3
Non Family5681.0353.3

2.8

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

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Iron River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade100.51%
9th to 12th Grade1557.91%
High School Graduate97849.92%
Some College31315.98%
Associates Degree1799.14%
Bachelors Degree21110.77%
Graduate Degree1135.77%
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Iron River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Iron River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,8991,734324
Black1717
Native American1212
2+ Races55
Hispanic3131

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.06%.

Iron River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,429$32,906$26,755
Less Than 9th Grade$27,273$26,932$
High School Graduate$27,367$40,250$26,064
Some College$32,944$26,161$35,833
Bachelors Degree$32,500$44,861$
Graduate Degree$33,036$35,357$

$28,429

Average Earnings

$32,906

Average Male

$26,755

Average Female

Iron River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Iron River Language by Age

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Iron River Language

99.09% of Iron River residents speak only English, while 0.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Iron River Language

Iron River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black181161.11%
White2,66947417.76%
OtherNaN%

17.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.19%

Male Poverty Rate

21.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iron River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iron River is Black, with 61.11% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.81%.

Iron River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.67%
High School13.42%
Some College9.03%
Bachelors or Greater13.27%

Iron River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.36%
Male Unemployed36.67%
Female Employed8.63%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Iron River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Iron River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,452$49,433
Families$58,548$64,010
Married Families$59,919-
Non Families$23,068$26,605
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Income by Household Type

Iron River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Iron River Married by Age and Sex

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Iron River Marriage

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

Iron River Marital Status by Race

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Iron River Marital Status

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164

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War23
First Gulf War23
Vietnam66
Korea
World War II15

Iron River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5423
55 to 6440
65 to 7456
75+45

Iron River Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1607.27%
Black419.05%

Iron River Veterans by Race

Iron River Veterans by Education

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7.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iron River Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Iron River Employment by Age

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Iron River Employment by Race

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Iron River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.11%

Born in Iron River

99.72%

Native Born

0.28%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.72% of Iron River residents were born in the United States, with 74.11% having been born in Michigan. 0.28% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20103,0290.00%
20113,027-2-0.07%
20123,025-2-0.07%
20133,023-2-0.07%
20143,021-2-0.07%
20153,019-2-0.07%
20163,017-2-0.07%
20173,015-2-0.07%
20183,013-2-0.07%
20193,011-2-0.07%
20203,007-4-0.13%
20213,005-2-0.07%
20223,003-2-0.07%

Iron River Population by Year