Iron Mountain, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Iron Mountain, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Iron Mountain had a population of 7,520 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Iron Mountain is located at latitude 45.8281 and longitude -88.0606 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iron Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,135 feet.

The City of Iron Mountain (GNIS ID: 1626525) 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 Iron Mountain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Iron Mountain, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,520
Daytime Population: Workers 7,111
Daytime Population: Residents 3,934
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,045
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 7,365
Population in Familes 5,614
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density2 1,021
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $47,429
Average Household Income $63,540
Per Capita Income $28,659


Total Housing Units 3,838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,397 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 943 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 497 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $85,465
Average Home Value $112,109


Total Households 3,341
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,003
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.29%
Households -0.09% -0.21%
Families -0.15% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Iron Mountain, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron Mountain to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 138 80th
Population Density # 319 54th
Diversity Index # 429 38th
Median Household Income # 318 54th
Per Capita Income # 179 74th

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