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.

When you are in Iron River, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.24% of Iron River’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Iron River is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iron River who work in food service (12.27%), office and administrative support (11.66%), and management occupations (9.82%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.23% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Iron River has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Iron River a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Iron River is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Iron River with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.45% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Iron River in 2010 was $21,926, 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 $87,704 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, Irish, and Swedish.

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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