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Time Zone: Iron County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Crystal Falls is the Seat for Iron County.

Iron County was founded April 3, 1885. Iron was created by taking area from Marquette and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Iron had a population of 11,633 people. This is a decrease of 11.46% since the last Census (which gave a population of 13,138 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Iron represented 0.13% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 72nd most populous county (out of 83 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201011,817-10.05%+1.58% since 2009
200911,633-11.46%-1.45% since 2008
200811,804-10.15%-1.09% since 2007
200013,138The Last Census

More information can be found on the Iron County Census Page for Iron County.


Below are some of the communities located in Iron County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Iron County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Iron River   2,9141,92951.1% increase  
Crystal Falls   1,5491,79113.51% decrease  
Caspian   85599714.24% decrease  
Gaastra   29133914.16% decrease  
Alpha   17019814.14% decrease  

Websites for Iron County

Official Website:   www.iron.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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