Ishpeming, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Ishpeming, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ishpeming had a population of 6,169 as of July 1, 2018. Ishpeming ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ishpeming is located at latitude 46.4703 and longitude -87.6723 in Marquette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ishpeming (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.61 sq. miles. Marquette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,407 feet.

The City of Ishpeming (GNIS ID: 1626532) 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.

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


Total Population 6,169
Population in Households 6,031
Population in Familes 4,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density2 706
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $42,305
Average Household Income $53,400
Per Capita Income $23,757


Total Housing Units 3,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,815 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 900 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 448 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $83,685
Average Home Value $95,911


Total Households 2,715
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,566
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 -0.58% -0.47%
Households -0.48% -0.44%
Families -0.73% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Ishpeming, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ishpeming 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 # 154 78th
Population Density # 438 37th
Diversity Index # 543 22nd
Median Household Income # 465 33rd
Per Capita Income # 371 47th

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