Iron River, WI


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Iron River is a tiny town located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 763 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Iron River is the 389th largest community in Wisconsin.

Iron River is a blue-collar town, with 41.80% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Iron River is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iron River who work in office and administrative support (12.30%), management occupations (10.11%), and food service (9.84%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Iron River has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Iron River has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Iron River than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Iron River may be for you.

Being a small town, Iron River does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Iron River overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Iron River, 23.77% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Iron River in 2010 was $22,352, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,408 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Iron River include Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Iron River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and African languages.

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