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Welcome to Iron River ...

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

Iron River is located in Iron County<1>.

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.

  • Florence [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Iron River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,943 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Crystal Falls [Iron County]
  • Alvin [Forest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvin
    • Alvin [Forest County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Iron River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
  • Long Lake [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
    • Long Lake [Florence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Iron River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 150 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tipler [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipler
      • Tipler [Florence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Iron River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Iron River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpha<7>
    • Popple River [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popple River
      • Popple River [Forest County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Iron River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popple River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popple River
    • Atkinson [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Iron County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Iron River
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Atkinson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Gibbs City [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbs City
      • Gibbs City [Iron County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Iron River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbs City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pentoga [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pentoga
      • Pentoga [Iron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pentoga

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Michigan

About Iron County

About Michigan

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/

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Iron River.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iron River - 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 River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Iron River 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 'straight-line' (or 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 River) 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 Iron River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iron River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0988, Longitude: -88.6385       In this case, the coordinates for Iron River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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