Iron River, WI Population

Population: 1,059. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,040 (-1.8% change)
Males: 526 (49.7%), Females: 533 (50.3%)

Bayfield County

Zip code: 54847

Median resident age: 46.0 years
Median household income: $28,796
Median house value: $84,100

Races in Iron River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (28.9%), Norwegian (18.1%), Swedish (16.5%), Irish (11.8%), Polish (9.5%), English (8.3%).

Elevation: 1120 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Iron River

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iron River town

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +156 (+17.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Iron River:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Iron River:

  • DULUTH INTL (about 57 miles; DULUTH, MN; Abbreviation: DLH)
  • GOGEBIC-IRON COUNTY (about 90 miles; IRONWOOD, MI; Abbreviation: IWD)
  • CHISHOLM-HIBBING (about 114 miles; HIBBING, MN; Abbreviation: HIB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Iron River:

  • BAYFIELD COUNTY (about 3 miles; IRON RIVER, WI; Abbreviation: Y77)
  • EAU CLAIRE LAKES (about 17 miles; DRUMMOND, WI; Abbreviation: 5G4)
  • CABLE UNION (about 29 miles; CABLE, WI; Abbreviation: 3CU)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Iron River:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR (about 49 miles; SUPERIOR, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,436)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH (about 49 miles; DULUTH, MN; Full-time enrollment: 8,224)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE (about 57 miles; DULUTH, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,512)
  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 69 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 122 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 123 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 123 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
Public primary/middle school in Iron River:

  • IRON RIVER EL (Students: 126; Location: 500 PETTINGILL AVE; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Iron River:

  • EVELYN GOLDBERG BRIGGS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,977; Location: 68235 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 8,183 books; 99 audio materials; 68 video materials; 206 serial subscriptions)