Iron River, Michigan

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Iron River is a city in Iron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,929. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 population estimate for this city was 3,122.[3]

The city is situated at the southeast corner of Iron River Township, but is administratively autonomous.

On July 1, 2000, the city of Stambaugh and the village of Mineral Hills were both merged into the City of Iron River.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.57%) is water.

The area is noted for its vast forest land, scenic lakes, and winter sports.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 1,929 people, 876 households, and 487 families residing in the city. The population density is 555.7 per square mile (214.6/km²). There are 988 housing units at an average density of 284.6/sq mi (109.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.33% White, 0.16% African American, 1.92% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.4% were of German, 13.4% Swedish, 13.2% Italian, 9.9% Polish, 7.8% English, 7.6% Finnish, 5.9% French and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 98.3% spoke English as their first language.

There are 876 households out of which 23.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% are non-families. 40.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.09 and the average family size is 2.80.

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