Laurium, Michigan Population 2024

1,885

Laurium is a city located in Houghton County and Keweenaw County Michigan. Laurium has a 2024 population of 1,885. Laurium is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 0.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,869 in 2020.

The average household income in Laurium is $59,557 with a poverty rate of 21.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Laurium is 44.1 years, 45.2 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Laurium Demographics

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

  • White: 97.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 1.14%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,903.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.86% (16)
The current population of Laurium, Michigan is 1,885 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,869.

Laurium, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,62897.54%
Two or more races221.32%
Black or African American191.14%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Laurium Population by Race

Laurium Population Pyramid 2024

Laurium Median Age

44.1

Total

45.2

Male

42.1

Female

Laurium Adults

There are 1,299 adults, (341 of whom are seniors) in Laurium.

Laurium Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurium Sex Ratio

Female92155.18%
Male74844.82%

Laurium Population by Age

Laurium Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7332.2871.228.8
Non Family3251.1948.951.1
Married3112.9395.24.8
Female813.76337
Male164.51000

3.09

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Laurium Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade464.33%
9th to 12th Grade726.78%
High School Graduate30428.63%
Some College23622.22%
Associates Degree585.46%
Bachelors Degree19017.89%
Graduate Degree15614.69%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Laurium Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurium Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,043925346
2+ Races14140
Hispanic880
Black550

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.17%.

Laurium Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,522$42,500$35,688
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$31,719$35,313$0
Some College$42,656$36,500$44,583
Bachelors Degree$56,094$56,875$46,607
Graduate Degree$52,750$36,563$0

$36,522

Average Earnings

$42,500

Average Male

$35,688

Average Female

Laurium Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurium Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Laurium Language

97.62% of Laurium residents speak only English, while 2.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Laurium Language

Laurium Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,61731319.36%
Hispanic332266.67%
Multiple222195.45%
Black1919100%

21.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.37%

Male Poverty Rate

27.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurium

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurium is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurium is White, with 19.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.9%.

Laurium Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.53%
High School19.08%
Some College14.97%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%

Laurium Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed10.82%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed36.36%
Female Employed29.7%

Laurium Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurium Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$42,292$59,557
Families$67,656$79,583
Married Families$74,276$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,771$33,878

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Laurium Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurium Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Laurium 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 45-54.

Laurium Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Laurium Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

74

Number of Veterans

74

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam32
Second Gulf War15
First Gulf War11
Korea5
World War II0

Laurium Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7422
55 to 6419
75+18
35 to 549
18 to 346

Laurium Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White745.79%

Laurium Veterans by Race

Laurium Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurium Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Laurium Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Laurium Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Laurium 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

82.98%

Born in Laurium

98.32%

Native Born

1.68%

Foreign Born

0.96%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.32% of Laurium residents were born in the United States, with 82.98% having been born in Michigan. 0.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Laurium Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,90540.21%
20281,90140.21%
20271,89740.21%
20261,89340.21%
20251,88940.21%
20241,88540.21%
20231,88140.21%
20221,877-3-0.16%
20211,880110.59%
20201,869-33-1.74%
20191,902-6-0.31%
20181,908-26-1.34%
20171,934-2-0.1%
20161,93620.1%
20151,934-18-0.92%
20141,952-14-0.71%
20131,966-11-0.56%
20121,977-10-0.5%
20111,98720.1%
20101,98500%

Laurium Population by Year