Iron River is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,904 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Iron River is the 283rd largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Iron River was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Iron River is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Iron River is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Iron River who work in office and administrative support (18.10%), sales jobs (9.38%), and maintenance occupations (8.62%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Iron River is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Iron River spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.84 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Iron River with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.78% of adults in Iron River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Iron River in 2010 was $17,514, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,056 for a family of four.
The people who call Iron River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Iron River residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Iron River include Italian, French , Finnish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Iron River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Italian.