Ishpeming, Michigan Population 2020

6,395

Ishpeming is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 6,395, it is the 128th largest city in Michigan and the 4156th largest city in the United States. Ishpeming is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -1.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,470 in 2010. Ishpeming reached it's highest population of 13,255 in 1900. Spanning over 9 miles, Ishpeming has a population density of 731 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ishpeming is $55,808 with a poverty rate of 16.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $515 per month, and the median house value is $84,800. The median age in Ishpeming is 42 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males.

Ishpeming Demographics

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

  • White: 96.58%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Black or African American: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ishpeming, Michigan is 6,395, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,431.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,470.

Ishpeming, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,26096.58%
Two or More Races1141.76%
Asian440.68%
Black or African American310.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.08%

Ishpeming Population Pyramid 2020

Ishpeming Median Age

42


Total

40.4


Male

43.4


Female

Ishpeming Adults

There are 5,131 adults, (1,249 of whom are seniors) in Ishpeming.

Ishpeming Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ishpeming Sex Ratio

Female

3,304

50.97%

Male

3,178

49.03%

Ishpeming Households and Families

Ishpeming Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ishpeming Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.8%7.2%
Male86.9%13.1%
All72%28%
Non Family60.1%39.9%
Female48.3%51.7%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7972.2672
Non Family1,3011.1960.1
Married1,0353.2792.8
Female3312.948.3
Male1303.3886.9

3.08

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ishpeming Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade471.01%
9th to 12th Grade1894.06%
High School Graduate1,83539.46%
Some College1,06422.88%
Associates Degree4209.03%
Bachelors Degree86518.60%
Graduate Degree2304.95%

Ishpeming Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,5024,2691,028
Asian444430
Multiple Races33338
Native American282822
Hispanic2525
Black13107
Islander55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 78.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,597$43,045$20,896
Less Than High School$15,893$$16,711
High School Grad$21,398$39,375$17,208
Some College$29,311$40,852$22,917
Bachelors Degree$41,746$51,339$30,250
Graduate Degree$53,100$52,727$53,393

$30,597

Average Earnings

$43,045

Average Male

$20,896

Average Female

Ishpeming Language

Ishpeming Language by Age

Ishpeming Language

98.60% of Ishpeming residents speak only English, while 1.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.14% of the population.

Ishpeming Poverty

Ishpeming Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,04398116.23%
Multiple1143833.33%
Hispanic3636100.00%
Islander55100.00%
Black31412.90%

16.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.27%

Male Poverty Rate

18.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ishpeming

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ishpeming is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ishpeming is Black, with 12.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.20%.

Name Poverty
High School20.15%
Less Than High School18.88%
Some College17.88%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.96%
Male Unemployed56.30%
Female Employed11.63%
Male Employed6.84%

Ishpeming Income

Ishpeming Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,452$55,808
Families$58,688$71,953
Married Families$73,083-
Non Families$31,052$36,288

Ishpeming Marital Status

Ishpeming Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Ishpeming Married by Age and Sex

Ishpeming 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.

Ishpeming Marital Status by Race

Ishpeming Veterans

606

Number of Veterans

578

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam210
Korea97
First Gulf War62
Second Gulf War61
World War II44
Age Group Veterans
75+195
65 to 74150
55 to 64102
35 to 5498
18 to 3461

$Ishpeming Veterans by Education

10.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ishpeming Employment Status

57.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ishpeming 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

84.73%

Born in Michigan

99.11%

Native Born

0.89%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.11% of Ishpeming residents were born in the United States, with 84.73% having been born in Michigan. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,395-18-0.28%
20196,413-18-0.28%
20186,431-21-0.33%
20176,452-18-0.28%
20166,470-16-0.25%
20156,486-45-0.69%
20146,531-4-0.06%
20136,535-10-0.15%
20126,545310.48%
20116,514420.65%
20106,472-214-0.32%
20006,686-514-0.74%
19907,200-338-0.46%
19807,538-707-0.89%
19708,245-612-0.71%
19608,857-105-0.12%
19508,962-529-0.57%
19409,4912530.27%
19309,238-1,262-1.27%
192010,500-1,948-1.69%
191012,448-807-0.63%
190013,2552,0581.70%
189011,1975,1586.37%
18806,0390.00%