Ironwood, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ironwood, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ironwood had a population of 5,049 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ironwood is located at latitude 46.4528 and longitude -90.1502 in Gogebic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ironwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gogebic County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,506 feet.

The City of Ironwood (GNIS ID: 1626528) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ironwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ironwood: Maananoonsing.

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Ironwood, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,049
Population in Households 4,919
Population in Familes 3,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density1 786
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 2,384
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 1,306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,661 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 723 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 784 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $58,067
Average Home Value $72,801


Median Household Income $29,500
Average Household Income $42,700
Per Capita Income $20,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.03% -0.9%
Households -0.88% -0.81%
Families -1.2% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ironwood, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ironwood to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 173 75th
Population Density1 # 413 40th
Diversity Index2 # 451 35th
Median Household Income # 655 5th
Per Capita Income # 484 30th

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