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Welcome to Iron Mountain ...

The city of Iron Mountain is located in the central region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Iron Mountain is located in Dickinson County<1> and is the County Seat for Dickinson County.

When the people of Iron Mountain refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Mountaineer<2>

A typical abbreviation for Iron Mountain: Iron Mtn. (or less commonly used: Iron Mntn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Iron Mountain has a population of 7,337 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Iron Mountain was established in 1879.

Iron Mountain is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Iron Mountain (for example, toward Escanaba), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Iron Mountain: (906)

The ZIP code for Iron Mountain: 49801<5>

Websites for Iron Mountain ...

Official Website: www.cityofironmountain.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Iron Mountain had an population of 7,337 people. This is a decrease of 3.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Iron Mountain had a population of 7,624 people (which is 29.13% of the total population of Dickinson County). This makes Iron Mountain the county's most populous community.

The population of Iron Mountain represents 0.08% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 120th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,624 people, the population of Iron Mountain decreased 6.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,154 people).

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

Communities Also Named Iron Mountain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Iron Mountain - they are located in California (2), Missouri, Montana, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Iron Mountain.

Communities near Iron Mountain ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Iron Mountain.

  • Norway (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
    • Norway lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Iron Mountain and is located in Dickinson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,714 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norway have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<8>
  • Niagara (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara
    • Niagara lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Iron Mountain and is located in Marinette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niagara have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara
  • Vulcan (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan
    • Vulcan lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Iron Mountain and is located in Dickinson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vulcan<8>
  • Florence (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Iron Mountain and is located in Florence County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Loretto (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Pembine (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembine
    • Pembine lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Iron Mountain and is located in Marinette County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembine
  • Fern (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
    • Fern was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Iron Mountain and is located in Florence County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Felch Mountain (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felch Mountain
    • Felch Mountain lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Iron Mountain and is located in Dickinson County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felch Mountain
  • Felch (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Foster City (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster City
    • Foster City lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Iron Mountain and is located in Dickinson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Foster City<8>

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 Iron Mountain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Iron Mountain.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Iron Mountain. 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 Iron Mountain.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Iron Mountain. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Iron Mountain.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Iron Mountain ...

Looking for more information about Iron Mountain? 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 Iron Mountain, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Iron Mountain.

Adding Iron Mountain to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Iron Mountain was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Iron Mountain on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

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

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The official website for Iron Mountain: www.cityofironmountain.com/

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 Dickinson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Iron Mountain refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Iron Mountain may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Iron Mountain.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iron Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Iron Mountain). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Iron Mountain or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Iron Mountain) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Iron Mountain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iron MountainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8203, Longitude: -88.0655    
<7>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.
<8>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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