Ishpeming, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ishpeming, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ishpeming had a population of 6,206 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ishpeming 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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Ishpeming, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,206
Daytime Population: Workers 3,311
Daytime Population: Residents 3,351
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,662
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 6,043
Population in Familes 4,485
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density2 710
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $41,945
Average Household Income $51,473
Per Capita Income $22,848


Total Housing Units 3,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,748 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 972 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $82,683
Average Home Value $91,390


Total Households 2,719
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,574
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 -0.57% -0.52%
Households -0.52% -0.49%
Families -0.76% -0.64%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

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, 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 # 152 78th
Population Density # 437 37th
Diversity Index # 536 23rd
Median Household Income # 454 35th
Per Capita Income # 390 44th

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