Ironwood, MI 49938 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49938: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ironwood, MI 49938

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Gogebic County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.457, Longitude -90.156
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 359
  • PO Box Addresses: 237
  • Residential Addresses: 3,573
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 290
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,283

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 49938 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 49938 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Michigan Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Ironwood, MI 49938 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 7,538
Population in Households 7,316
Population in Familes 5,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $37,579
Average Household Income $51,373
Per Capita Income $23,553


Total Housing Units 4,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,672 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 778 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,272 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $83,654
Average Home Value $118,011


Total Households 3,450
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,993
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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.63% -0.81%
Households -0.66% -0.85%
Families -0.87% -0.98%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Ironwood, MI 49938 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49938 to the other 986 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 381 61st
Population Density # 778 21st
Diversity Index # 705 28th
Median Household Income # 894 9th
Per Capita Income # 747 24th

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