Iron County MI Information


Iron County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,831
Population in Households 11,476
Population in Familes 8,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 355
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 5,669
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 3,291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,559 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,110 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,882 (40.6%)
Median Home Value $84,416
Average Home Value $121,359


Median Household Income $35,718
Average Household Income $46,971
Per Capita Income $22,983
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.16%
Households 0.26% -0.01%
Families 0.03% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.


Iron County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents 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 # 72 14th
Population Density1 # 78 7th
Diversity Index2 # 70 17th
Median Household Income # 79 6th
Per Capita Income # 45 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.