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Welcome to Crystal Falls ...

The city of Crystal Falls is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Crystal Falls is located in Iron County<1> and is the County Seat for Iron County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Crystal Falls has a population of 1,364 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Crystal Falls.

The community of Crystal Falls is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Crystal Falls lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Crystal Falls and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Crystal Falls is within the (906) area code.

The ZIP code for Crystal Falls: 49920<4>

Websites for Crystal Falls ...

Official Website: www.crystalfalls.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Crystal Falls had an population of 1,364 people. This is a decrease of 7.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Crystal Falls had a population of 1,469 people (or 12.43% of the total population of Iron County). This makes Crystal Falls the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Crystal Falls represents 0.01% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 301st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,469 people, the population of Crystal Falls decreased 17.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,791 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Crystal Falls.

Adding Crystal Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Crystal Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Crystal Falls elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Crystal Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Crystal Falls ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Crystal Falls - they are located in Alaska, California, Ontario, Quebec, South Carolina and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Crystal Falls.

Communities near Crystal Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Crystal Falls.

  • Iron River [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
    • Iron River [Iron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Crystal Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,829 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron River have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron River<7>
  • Florence [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Florence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Crystal Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,943 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Stambaugh [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stambaugh
    • Stambaugh [Iron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Crystal Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stambaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stambaugh
  • Caspian [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caspian
    • Caspian [Iron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Crystal Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caspian have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caspian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caspian<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Commonwealth [Florence County]
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      • Commonwealth [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Crystal Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 388 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commonwealth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commonwealth
    • Gaastra [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaastra
      • Gaastra [Iron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Crystal Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaastra have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaastra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaastra<7>
    • Mineral Hills [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Hills
      • Mineral Hills [Iron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Crystal Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Hills
    • Fern [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
      • Fern [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Crystal Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern
    • Tipler [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipler
      • Tipler [Florence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Crystal Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipler have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipler
    • Alpha [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
      • Alpha [Iron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Crystal Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpha<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Crystal Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Crystal Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Crystal Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Crystal Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Crystal Falls. See our Newspapers Page for Crystal Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crystal Falls ...

Looking for more information about Crystal Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Crystal Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Crystal Falls.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Michigan

About Iron County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Crystal Falls: www.crystalfalls.org/

The official website for Iron County: www.iron.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Iron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Crystal Falls.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Crystal Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Crystal Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Crystal Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crystal Falls) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crystal Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crystal Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crystal Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0978, Longitude: -88.3360    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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