Iron River, Wisconsin Population 2024

746

Iron River is a city located in Bayfield County Wisconsin. Iron River has a 2024 population of 746. Iron River is currently growing at a rate of 3.32% annually and its population has increased by 14.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 652 in 2020.

The average household income in Iron River is $59,438 with a poverty rate of 17.1%. The median age in Iron River is 51.4 years: 49.6 years for males, and 55.6 years for females.

Iron River Demographics

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

  • White: 87.12%
  • Two or more races: 7.58%
  • Native American: 5.29%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
119.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
14.42% (94)
The current population of Iron River, Wisconsin is 746 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 652.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White60987.12%
Two or more races537.58%
Native American375.29%
Black or African American00%
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

51.4

Total

49.6

Male

55.6

Female

Iron River Adults

There are 593 adults, (217 of whom are seniors) in Iron River.

Iron River Age Dependency

85.9

Age Dependency Ratio

57.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Iron River Sex Ratio

Female39256.08%
Male30743.92%

Iron River Population by Age

Iron River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3571.9564.435.6
Non Family1471.2445.654.4
Married1402.5192.17.9
Female462.4643.556.5
Male242.0458.341.7

2.4

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

64.4%

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 Grade468.13%
Associates Degree7413.07%
Bachelors Degree447.77%
Graduate Degree447.77%
High School Graduate21537.99%
Less Than 9th Grade50.88%
Some College13824.38%

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
White49844776
2+ Races39393
Native American29299
Hispanic23233

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 31.03%.

Iron River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$83,125$83,750$0
Graduate Degree$72,083$0$93,125
High School Graduate$0$40,588$11,731
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$28,913$41,250$22,188
Some College$28,125$55,625$22,313

$28,913

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$22,188

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

97.95% of Iron River residents speak only English, while 2.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Iron River Language

Iron River Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5948614.48%
Multiple532445.28%
Native37924.32%

17.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.82%

Male Poverty Rate

21.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iron River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iron River is Multiple, with 45.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iron River is White, with 14.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.41%.

Iron River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26%
Some College18.4%
High School13.15%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

Iron River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed14.01%
Male Employed9.52%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

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$62,778$66,244
Households$49,688$59,438
Married Families$65,556$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,563$48,684

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Iron River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

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

45

Number of Veterans

41

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam26
First Gulf War8
Second Gulf War4
Korea0
World War II0

Iron River Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7417
55 to 6413
75+7
18 to 344
35 to 544

Iron River Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White458.67%

Iron River Veterans by Race

Iron River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iron River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.8%

Labor Force Participation

47%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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

44.92%

Born in Iron River

99.86%

Native Born

0.14%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.86% of Iron River residents were born in the United States, with 44.92% having been born in Wisconsin. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Iron River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024746243.32%
2023722233.29%
2022699284.17%
2021671192.91%
2020652152.35%
2019637-24-3.63%
2018661-103-13.48%
20177649714.54%
2016667-52-7.23%
2015719-80-10.01%
2014799425.55%
20137577310.67%
2012684-9-1.3%
2011693-68-8.94%
201076100%

Iron River Population by Year