Ironwood, Michigan Population 2022

4,977
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Ironwood is a city located in Gogebic County Michigan. Ironwood has a 2020 population of 4,977. Ironwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -1.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,045 in 2010.

The average household income in Ironwood is $49,762 with a poverty rate of 15.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $453 per month, and the median house value is $52,800. The median age in Ironwood is 51.2 years, 49.6 years for males, and 52.3 years for females.

Ironwood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ironwoodwas:

  • White: 95.51%
  • Black or African American: 2.54%
  • Two or more races: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
  • Other race: 0.30%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Ironwood, Michigan is 4,977 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,045.

Ironwood, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,70495.51%
Black or African American1252.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.32%
Some Other Race150.30%
Two or More Races460.93%
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Ironwood Population by Race

Ironwood Population Pyramid 2022

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Ironwood Median Age

49.6


Total

48.9


Male

51.7


Female

Ironwood Adults

There are 4,187 adults, (1,366 of whom are seniors) in Ironwood.

Ironwood Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ironwood Sex Ratio

Female

2,476

50.27%

Male

2,449

49.73%

Ironwood Population by Age

Ironwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ironwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.8%10.2%
Male65.8%34.2%
All65.7%34.3%
Non Family59.2%40.8%
Female38.8%61.2%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ironwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5891.8665.7
Married7832.7889.8
Male382.1365.8
Female3612.638.8
Non Family1,4071.1559.2

2.63

Average Family Size

1.86

Average Household Size

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Ironwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade591.58%
9th to 12th Grade2095.58%
High School Graduate1,31335.08%
Some College96025.65%
Associates Degree57815.44%
Bachelors Degree38410.26%
Graduate Degree2406.41%
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Ironwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ironwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6233,379624
Black4646
Islander1616
2+ Races66
Hispanic3328
Other Race94
Native American19

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 17.22%.

Ironwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,241$29,076$23,750
Less Than 9th Grade$23,977$22,614$
High School Graduate$21,486$25,324$19,387
Some College$26,132$32,109$21,528
Bachelors Degree$39,299$36,719$40,000
Graduate Degree$61,750$$60,250

$26,241

Average Earnings

$29,076

Average Male

$23,750

Average Female

Ironwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ironwood Language by Age

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Ironwood Language

98.25% of Ironwood residents speak only English, while 1.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.65% of the population.

Ironwood Language

Ironwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,54671015.62%
OtherNaN%
Multiple462860.87%
Hispanic894247.19%

15.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.51%

Male Poverty Rate

16.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ironwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ironwood is White, with 15.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ironwood is Hispanic, with 47.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.31%.

Ironwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.67%
High School9.27%
Some College20.26%
Bachelors or Greater5.40%

Ironwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.21%
Male Unemployed15.48%
Female Employed10.18%
Female Unemployed33.33%

Ironwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ironwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,261$47,850
Families$44,349$69,835
Married Families$53,945-
Non Families$21,147$27,998
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Income by Household Type

Ironwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ironwood Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Ironwood Marital Status

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448

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War54
First Gulf War57
Vietnam136
Korea67
World War II49

Ironwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5497
55 to 6472
65 to 7498
75+181

Ironwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White42910.78%
Native American19100.00%
Hispanic2051.28%

Ironwood Veterans by Race

Ironwood Veterans by Education

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13.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ironwood Veterans by Education

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53%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Ironwood Employment by Age

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Ironwood Employment by Race

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Ironwood 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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64.81%

Born in Ironwood

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.03% of Ironwood residents were born in the United States, with 64.81% having been born in Michigan. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ironwood Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18907,7450.00%
19009,7051,9602.28%
191012,8213,1162.82%
192015,7392,9182.07%
193014,299-1,440-0.95%
194013,369-930-0.67%
195011,466-1,903-1.52%
196010,265-1,201-1.10%
19708,711-1,554-1.63%
19807,741-970-1.17%
19906,849-892-1.22%
20006,293-556-0.84%
20105,387-906-1.54%
20115,353-34-0.63%
20125,319-34-0.64%
20135,285-34-0.64%
20145,251-34-0.64%
20155,217-34-0.65%
20165,183-34-0.65%
20175,149-34-0.66%
20185,115-34-0.66%
20195,081-34-0.66%
20205,045-36-0.71%
20215,011-34-0.67%
20224,977-34-0.68%

Ironwood Population by Year