Ironwood, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ironwood, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ironwood had a population of 4,858 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ironwood: Maananoonsing.

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


Total Population 4,858
Daytime Population: Workers 1,993
Daytime Population: Residents 2,830
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,823
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,729
Population in Familes 3,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 757
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $32,208
Average Household Income $45,767
Per Capita Income $21,814


Total Housing Units 3,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,575 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 696 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 904 (28.5%)
Median Home Value $59,106
Average Home Value $72,490


Total Households 2,271
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 1,244
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 -1.42% -1.4%
Households -1.42% -1.39%
Families -1.69% -1.56%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 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 # 178 74th
Population Density # 424 39th
Diversity Index # 470 32nd
Median Household Income # 643 7th
Per Capita Income # 465 33rd

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