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Encyclopedia > Ironwood, Michigan
Ironwood, Michigan
Location of Ironwood, Michigan
Location of Ironwood, Michigan
Coordinates: 46°27′21″N 90°9′34″W / 46.45583, -90.15944
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gogebic
Area
 - Total 6.6 sq mi (17.0 km²)
 - Land 6.6 sq mi (17.0 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 1,506 ft (459 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,293
 - Density 960.3/sq mi (370.8/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 49938
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-41060GR2
GNIS feature ID 0629087GR3

Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,293 at the 2000 census. The city is on U.S. Highway 2 and the Montreal River on the Wisconsin border. It is the westernmost city in Michigan, situated on the same line of longitude (90.2 degrees West) as St. Louis, Missouri. Image File history File links Gogebic_County_Michigan_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Ironwood_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Map of Michigans counties The boundaries of counties in the U.S. state of Michigan have not changed since 1897. ... Gogebic County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of 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 per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 906 is the telephone area code for the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including the following cities: Marquette, Michigan Ishpeming, Michigan Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan Escanaba, Michigan Houghton, Michigan Norway, Michigan Iron Mountain, Michigan Mackinac Island, Michigan It is, in terms of population, one of the smallest area... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Gogebic County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... 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  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... The Montreal River is a river, approximately 40 mi (64 km) long, in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


The city is at the south end of Ironwood Township, but is politically independent. Ironwood Township is a township in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Its name's origin is usually considered to be from the following: James(Iron)Wood was a mining captain who worked for Fredrick Rhinelander. Arriving on the train to this wilderness camp, Mr. Rhinelander named the town in honor of his captain. There's a small park at the corner of North Suffolk and Fredrick Streets in honor of James Wood. Fredrick Street was in turn named after Fredrick Rhinelander for whom Rhinelander, WI was named. Rhinelander is a city located in Oneida County, Wisconsin, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,735. ...


Ironwood has many small ski-hills, lakes, and camping areas and is about 18 miles from Lake Superior. It has one high school, Luther L. Wright High School, informally known as Ironwood High School. Their mascot is the "Red Devil" and their rivalry with neighboring Hurley (WI) High is one of the nation's longest-running interstate rivalries in high school sports. Hurley is a city located in Iron County, Wisconsin. ...


One of Ironwood's claims to fame in quirky roadside attractions is the "World's Tallest Indian" : a 52-foot fiberglass statue of tribal leader Hiawatha. For other uses of the name Hiawatha, see Hiawatha (disambiguation). ...


The four ski resorts closest to Ironwood are Big Powderhorn, Blackjack, Indianhead and Whitecap.


A traditional local food is a pasty (pronounced PASS-tee). There are many varieties but they are made of dough and filled with meat and vegetables and then baked.

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Government

Ironwood's city government, like many other small Michigan communities, consists of a 5-member city council with the top vote receiver serving as Mayor. Day-to-day operations are the responsibility of the City Manager, who reports directly to the council during their two monthly, public meetings.


Public Protection

The City of Ironwood operates a public safety department, in which all of the members serve as both police officers and firefighters. Current city ordinances allow for a full-time staff of around twenty. Before 1989, the city had traditional, separate police and fire departments. IPSD, as the department is now known, continues to be the only full-time fire department in the Western Upper Peninsula. The Public Safety Department is also supplemented by the volunteer fire department which has been in operation since 1887. In response to a decade-long rise in tourism, the department now operates a snowmobile patrol unit from December to February, and a community-based foot patrol unit from May to September.


Post-secondary Education

Gogebic Community College E4946 Jackson Road Ironwood, MI 49938 http://www.gogebic.edu


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.0 km² (6.6 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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. ...


Transportation

Ironwood is served by U.S. Highway 2, which runs west to Ashland, Wisconsin and Duluth, Minnesota; and runs east to Iron Mountain, Michigan. U.S. Highway 51 ends in nearby Hurley, Wisconsin and runs south to Wausau, Wisconsin; where it becomes Interstate 39. United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... Location of Ashland, Wisconsin Coordinates: Country United States State Wisconsin Counties Ashland / Bayfield Government  - Mayor Ed Monroe Area  - City 13. ... Duluth is the county seat of St. ... Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... United States Highway 51 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles (2,070 km) from northern Wisconsin to the western suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Hurley is a city located in Iron County, Wisconsin. ... Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next Interstate 39 (abbreviated I-39) is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ...


Intercity bus service is provided by Indian Trails Line, while Gogebic County operates a small public bus system.


Commercial air service is available at the Gogebic County Regional Airport (IWD) north of Ironwood. Midwest Airlines, operating as Midwest Connection, operates flights from Ironwood to Rhinelander, Wisconsin; and Midwest's main hub of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (via Rhinelander). From Rhinelander, passengers may also fly to Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP) with Northwest Airlink. Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... Rhinelander is a city in Oneida County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 7,735 at the 2000 census. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. ... Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ...


Communications

Newspapers

  • Ironwood Daily Globe

Radio stations

  • WJMS (590 AM)
  • WIMI (99.7 FM)
  • WUPM (106.9 FM)

WJMS (590 AM, US 59) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. ... WIMI (99. ... WUPM (106. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,293 people, 2,841 households, and 1,625 families residing in the city. The population density was 371.0/km² (960.3/mi²). There were 3,349 housing units at an average density of 197.4/km² (511.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.52% White, 0.10% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The ancestral makeup of the population were 24.7% Finnish, 17.0% German, 14.8% Italian, 12.6% Polish, 10.4% English and 9.5% Swedish. This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ...


There were 2,841 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.84. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $23,502, and the median income for a family was $30,349. Males had a median income of $26,992 versus $21,184 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,131. About 17.0% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 12.4% 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. ...


External links

Coordinates: 46°27′17″N, 90°10′16″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, Michigan, USA (402 words)
It was part of the temporary budget deal that ended the brief Michigan government shutdown Monday.
IRONWOOD -- Gogebic Community College officials took immediate action Friday afternoon following a stabbing incident at the Lindquist Student Center on campus, but there are weaknesses in the college's current technology.
IRONWOOD -- Never underestimate the power of a pancake or the restorative benefit of a plate of spaghetti.
Ironwood Township, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (451 words)
Ironwood Township is a charter township in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The City of Ironwood is at the south end of the township, but is politically independent.
Wakefield Township is on the east and Bessemer Township on the south (along with Ironwood).
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