Ironwood, Michigan Population 2020

4,906

Ironwood is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 4,906, it is the 152nd largest city in Michigan and the 4803rd largest city in the United States. Ironwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -8.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,387 in 2010. Ironwood reached it's highest population of 15,739 in 1920. Spanning over 7 miles, Ironwood has a population density of 746 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ironwood is $47,752 with a poverty rate of 24.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $506 per month, and the median house value is $49,500. The median age in Ironwood is 48.9 years, 46.5 years for males, and 51.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Ironwood Demographics

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

  • White: 95.60%
  • Black or African American: 2.58%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Two or more races: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Ironwood, Michigan is 4,906, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,936.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,387.

Ironwood, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,77995.60%
Black or African American1292.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.72%
Two or More Races170.34%
Asian160.32%
Some Other Race120.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.20%

Ironwood Population Pyramid 2020

Ironwood Median Age

48.9


Total

46.5


Male

51.8


Female

Ironwood Adults

There are 4,245 adults, (1,243 of whom are seniors) in Ironwood.

Ironwood Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ironwood Sex Ratio

Female

2,538

50.77%

Male

2,461

49.23%

Ironwood Households and Families

Ironwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ironwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.3%8.7%
Male85.5%14.5%
All72.8%27.2%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Female49.4%50.6%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4671.9872.8
Non Family1,2401.1962.8
Married9262.5991.3
Female2393.5649.4
Male622.6885.5

2.7

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ironwood Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade721.89%
9th to 12th Grade2135.59%
High School Graduate1,39736.66%
Some College88323.17%
Associates Degree41610.92%
Bachelors Degree59315.56%
Graduate Degree2376.22%

Ironwood Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,6573,393807
Black6060
Native American362218
Hispanic3225
Asian16165
Other Race106
Islander1010

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 native american people with a rate of 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,449$26,188$25,035
Less Than High School$21,429$21,190$
High School Grad$21,969$25,296$20,887
Some College$16,098$17,396$15,357
Bachelors Degree$40,100$37,321$40,200
Graduate Degree$63,750$$58,472

$25,449

Average Earnings

$26,188

Average Male

$25,035

Average Female

Ironwood Language

Ironwood Language by Age

Ironwood Language

96.71% of Ironwood residents speak only English, while 3.29% 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.

Ironwood Poverty

Ironwood Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,6221,17125.34%
Asian161168.75%
Hispanic53916.98%
Multiple17847.06%

24.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.37%

Male Poverty Rate

25.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ironwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ironwood is Asian, with 68.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ironwood is Hispanic, with 16.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.70%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.82%
Some College27.64%
High School15.36%
Bachelors or Greater9.43%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed41.44%
Male Employed14.78%
Female Employed10.33%

Ironwood Income

Ironwood Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,037$47,752
Families$49,805$68,004
Married Families$57,115-
Non Families$22,183$26,159

Ironwood Marital Status

Ironwood Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ironwood Married by Age and Sex

Ironwood 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.

Ironwood Marital Status by Race

Ironwood Veterans

451

Number of Veterans

445

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam124
Korea86
First Gulf War44
World War II35
Second Gulf War8
Age Group Veterans
75+201
55 to 6496
65 to 7480
35 to 5474
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White43710.82%
Indian1438.89%

$Ironwood Veterans by Education

9.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ironwood Employment Status

55.2%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ironwood 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

62.35%

Born in Michigan

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.44% of Ironwood residents were born in the United States, with 62.35% having been born in Michigan. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,906-15-0.30%
20194,921-15-0.30%
20184,936-34-0.68%
20174,970-15-0.30%
20164,985-51-1.01%
20155,036-81-1.58%
20145,117-60-1.16%
20135,177-54-1.03%
20125,231-73-1.38%
20115,304-81-1.50%
20105,385-908-1.55%
20006,293-556-0.84%
19906,849-892-1.22%
19807,741-970-1.17%
19708,711-1,554-1.63%
196010,265-1,201-1.10%
195011,466-1,903-1.52%
194013,369-930-0.67%
193014,299-1,440-0.95%
192015,7392,9182.07%
191012,8213,1162.82%
19009,7051,9602.28%
18907,7450.00%