Ironwood, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Ironwood, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ironwood had a population of 4,908 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ironwood: Maananoonsing.

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Ironwood, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,908
Population in Households 4,785
Population in Familes 3,396
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 764
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $30,392
Average Household Income $44,076
Per Capita Income $21,013


Total Housing Units 3,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,685 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 610 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 879 (27.7%)
Median Home Value $61,406
Average Home Value $76,884


Total Households 2,296
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 1,250
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.12% -1.1%
Households -1.12% -1.14%
Families -1.43% -1.33%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

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, 2018 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 # 178 74th
Population Density # 421 39th
Diversity Index # 451 35th
Median Household Income # 665 4th
Per Capita Income # 541 22nd

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