Iron County, Michigan Population 2024

11,714

Iron County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 11,714 with a growth rate of 0.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Iron County, Michigan is the 73rd largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 11,811 and has seen a growth of -0.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,944460.39%
202811,898460.39%
202711,852460.39%
202611,806460.39%
202511,760460.39%
202411,714460.39%
202311,668460.4%
202211,622460.4%
202111,576-52-0.45%
202011,6285755.2%
201911,053-41-0.37%
201811,094-18-0.16%
201711,112-56-0.5%
201611,168-159-1.4%
201511,327-25-0.22%
201411,352-154-1.34%
201311,506-63-0.54%
201211,569-198-1.68%
201111,767-44-0.37%
201011,811
199013,175-460-3.37%
198013,635-178-1.29%
197013,813-3,371-19.62%
196017,184-508-2.87%
195017,692-2,551-12.6%
194020,243-562-2.7%
193020,805-1,302-5.89%
192022,1076,94345.79%
191015,1646,17468.68%
19008,9904,558102.84%
18904,432-7,512-62.89%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.39% (46)
County Website
Iron County
County Seat
2010 Population
11,811
Area
1166 mi²
Density
10 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.82% (-97)
Founded
April 3, 1885

Iron County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,85093.66%
Two or more races3943.4%
Native American1261.09%
Black or African American850.73%
Asian710.61%
Other race590.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Iron County, Michigan Population by Race

Iron County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Iron County, Michigan Median Age

53.4

Total

52.6

Male

54.5

Female

Iron County, Michigan Adults

There are 9,597 adults, (3,536 of whom are seniors) in Iron County, Michigan.

Iron County, Michigan Age Dependency

91.1

Age Dependency Ratio

58.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Iron County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female5,71449.32%
Male5,87150.68%

Iron County, Michigan Population by Age

Iron County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,1902.1684.115.9
Married2,2852.67946
Non Family2,1511.280.219.8
Female4963.5153.646.4
Male2583.1287.612.4
showing: 5 rows

2.73

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

84.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Iron County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Iron County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Iron County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56%.

Iron County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,521

Average Earnings

$41,620

Average Male

$32,922

Average Female

Iron County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Iron County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Iron County, Michigan Language

98.35% of Iron County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 1.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.49% of the population.

Iron County, Michigan Language

Iron County, Michigan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,4411,46814.06%
Multiple39010326.41%
Hispanic2577127.63%
Black454293.33%
Other591728.81%
Native1041211.54%
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14.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.01%

Male Poverty Rate

16.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iron County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iron County, Michigan is Black, with 93.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iron County, Michigan is Native, with 11.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.88%.

Iron County, Michigan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.12%
High School16.36%
Some College10.45%
Bachelors or Greater5.12%
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Iron County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.71%
Male Unemployed21.62%
Female Employed4.76%
Male Employed3.56%
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Iron County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Iron County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Iron County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Iron County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Iron County, Michigan 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.

Iron County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Iron County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,031

Number of Veterans

971

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

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Iron County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Iron County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Iron County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Iron County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iron County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Iron County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Iron County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Iron County, Michigan 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

67.27%

Born in Iron County, Michigan

99.32%

Native Born

0.68%

Foreign Born

0.17%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.32% of Iron County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 67.27% having been born in Michigan. 0.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Iron County, Michigan Place of Birth

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