Iron County MI Information


Iron County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,564
Daytime Population: Workers 4,410
Daytime Population: Residents 6,620
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 11,209
Population in Familes 8,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 355
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $38,333
Average Household Income $50,785
Per Capita Income $24,707


Total Housing Units 9,559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,415 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,100 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,044 (42.3%)
Median Home Value $86,737
Average Home Value $121,240


Total Households 5,515
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 3,189
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 -0.3% -0.46%
Households -0.15% -0.38%
Families -0.4% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.78%


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, 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 # 72 14th
Population Density # 78 7th
Diversity Index # 66 22nd
Median Household Income # 78 7th
Per Capita Income # 43 49th

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