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Iron River, Michigan
Welcome to Iron River ...
The city of Iron River is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).
The location of Iron River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Iron River: Iron Riv.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Iron River has a population of 2,829 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Iron River.
The community of Iron River is 1,490 feet [454 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Iron River lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you leave Iron River and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The telephone area code for Iron River: (906)
The ZIP code for Iron River: 49935<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Iron River had an population of 2,829 people. This is a decrease of 6.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.66% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Iron River had a population of 3,029 people (which is 25.63% of the total population of Iron County). This makes Iron River the county's most populous community.
The population of Iron River represents 0.03% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 200th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,029 people, the population of Iron River increased 57.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,929 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Iron River.
Adding Iron River 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 Iron River 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 Iron River 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 Iron River on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Iron River ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Iron River - they are located in Alberta and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Iron River.
Communities near Iron River ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Iron River.
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 River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Iron River.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Iron River. 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 River.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Iron River. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Iron River.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Iron River ...
Looking for more information about Iron River? 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 River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Iron River.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Iron River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Iron County: www.iron.org/
The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Apr 2021