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

The community of Hurley is the Seat for Iron County.

Iron County was founded in 1893. Iron was created by taking area from Ashland and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Iron had a population of 6,078 people. This is a decrease of 11.41% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,861 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Iron represented 0.13% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 70th most populous county (out of 72 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
20105,916-13.77%-2.67% since 2009
20096,078-11.41%-2.03% since 2008
20086,204-9.58%-0.96% since 2007
20006,861The 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)
Mercer   1,6291,7325.95% decrease  
Hurley   1,5331,81815.68% decrease  
Montreal   72083814.08% decrease  
Kimball   46154014.63% decrease  
Oma   3423553.66% decrease  

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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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