Iron River, Michigan Population 2020

2,815

Iron River is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 2,815, it is the 209th largest city in Michigan and the 6425th largest city in the United States. Iron River is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -7.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,029 in 2010. Iron River reached it's highest population of 3,028 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Iron River has a population density of 418 people per square mile.

The average household income in Iron River is $41,752 with a poverty rate of 20.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $476 per month, and the median house value is $53,600. The median age in Iron River is 49 years, 47.2 years for males, and 51.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males.

Iron River Demographics

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

  • White: 96.85%
  • Two or more races: 1.37%
  • Native American: 1.05%
  • 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 2,815, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,839.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,029.

Iron River, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,76696.85%
Two or More Races391.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native301.05%
Black or African American210.74%

Iron River Population Pyramid 2020

Iron River Median Age

49


Total

47.2


Male

51.4


Female

Iron River Adults

There are 2,344 adults, (766 of whom are seniors) in Iron River.

Iron River Age Dependency

81

Age Dependency Ratio

48.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Iron River Sex Ratio

Female

1,490

52.17%

Male

1,366

47.83%

Iron River Households and Families

Iron River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Iron River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male91.9%8.1%
Married82.2%17.8%
All62.2%37.8%
Female53.6%46.4%
Non Family50.8%49.2%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4431.962.2
Non Family7651.1150.8
Married4102.5382.2
Female1943.2653.6
Male743.0491.9

2.64

Average Family Size

1.9

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Iron River Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade100.48%
9th to 12th Grade1537.32%
High School Graduate1,07351.34%
Some College35817.13%
Associates Degree1386.60%
Bachelors Degree21810.43%
Graduate Degree1406.70%

Iron River Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,9991,836358
Hispanic4747
Multiple Races1919
Black1818
Native American1616

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 17.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,262$26,019$22,000
Less Than High School$20,188$19,727$
High School Grad$21,594$21,563$21,629
Some College$29,697$28,971$32,875
Bachelors Degree$35,250$55,987$
Graduate Degree$32,222$35,750$

$25,262

Average Earnings

$26,019

Average Male

$22,000

Average Female

Iron River Language

Iron River Language by Age

Iron River Language

96.95% of Iron River residents speak only English, while 3.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Iron River Poverty

Iron River Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,64654520.60%
Black211361.90%
Multiple39923.08%

20.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.29%

Male Poverty Rate

24.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iron River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iron River is Black, with 61.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iron River is White, with 20.60% 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 26.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.58%
High School22.23%
Bachelors or Greater11.14%
Some College9.60%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.00%
Male Unemployed43.08%
Female Employed15.19%
Male Employed4.49%

Iron River Income

Iron River Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,093$41,752
Families$45,976$56,011
Married Families$46,890-
Non Families$20,670$26,829

Iron River Marital Status

Iron River Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Iron River Married by Age and Sex

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

Iron River Veterans

264

Number of Veterans

258

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam107
Korea38
First Gulf War37
Second Gulf War25
World War II14
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74107
75+84
35 to 5437
55 to 6436
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White26011.43%
Black419.05%

$Iron River Veterans by Education

18.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iron River Employment Status

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Iron River Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.07%

Born in Michigan

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.23% of Iron River residents were born in the United States, with 73.07% having been born in Michigan. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,815-12-0.42%
20192,827-12-0.42%
20182,839-3-0.11%
20172,842-12-0.42%
20162,854-41-1.42%
20152,895-8-0.28%
20142,903-41-1.39%
20132,944-19-0.64%
20122,963-51-1.69%
20113,014-14-0.46%
20103,0280.00%