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Encyclopedia > Iron County, Michigan
Iron County, Michigan
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Map of Michigan highlighting Iron County
Location in the state of Michigan
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Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 3, 1885 [1]
Seat Crystal Falls
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,137 km² (1,211 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
116 km² (45 mi²), 3.69%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,138
4/km² 

Iron County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 13,138. The county seat is Crystal Falls6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MI.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michigan ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Crystal Falls is a city located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Crystal Falls is a city located in Iron County, Michigan. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,137 km² (1,211 mi²). 3,021 km² (1,166 mi²) of it is land and 116 km² (45 mi²) of it (3.69%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major highways

  • M-189

Image File history File links US_2. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... Image File history File links US_141. ... U.S. Highway 141 is a north-south highway in the U.S. states of Michigan and Wisconsin. ... Image File history File links M-69. ... M-69 is an east-west highway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... M-73 is a north-south highway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... M-189 is a north-south highway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ...

Adjacent counties

Houghton County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Baraga County is a county located in the state of Michigan, named after Bishop Frederic Baraga. ... Marquette County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ontonagon County is a county of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Dickinson County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Gogebic County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Florence County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Forest County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Vilas County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,138 people, 5,748 households, and 3,615 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/mi²). There were 8,772 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.28% White, 1.10% Black or African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.5% were of German, 13.3% Italian, 12.9% Finnish, 11.0% Polish, 10.4% Swedish, 6.7% English and 5.5% French ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.0% spoke English and 1.1% Spanish as their first language. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Languages English Religions Christianity (Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and other minority denominations), and other faiths. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


There were 5,748 households out of which 23.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.40% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.10% were non-families. 33.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.76. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 20.60% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 25.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $28,560, and the median income for a family was $37,038. Males had a median income of $28,791 versus $21,077 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,506. About 7.10% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships. Vital records are records of life events kept under governmental authority, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates. ... Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis. ... In local government in the United States, a county commission is a group of elected officials charged with adminstering the county government. ...


Iron County elected officials

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Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Caspian is a city located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Crystal Falls is a city located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Gaastra is a city located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Iron River is a city located in Iron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Villages

Alpha is a village located in Iron County, Michigan. ...

Unincorporated communities

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Townships

Bates Township is a township located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Crystal Falls Township is a township located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Hematite Township is a civil township of Iron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Iron River Township is a township located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Mansfield Township is a township located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Mastodon Township is a township located in Iron County, Michigan. ... Stambaugh Township is a township located in Iron County, Michigan. ...

Schools

  • West Iron County Schools
  • Forest Park School District

Coordinates: 46°13′N 88°31′W / 46.21, -88.51 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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