Iron County WI Information


Iron County Subdivisions

Iron County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,815
Daytime Population: Workers 2,095
Daytime Population: Residents 3,227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,322
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 5,719
Population in Familes 4,291
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $40,393
Average Household Income $52,353
Per Capita Income $25,143


Total Housing Units 6,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,154 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 626 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,396 (55.0%)
Median Home Value $120,774
Average Home Value $158,159


Total Households 2,780
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 1,652
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.24% -0.49%
Households -0.21% -0.48%
Families -0.35% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.59%


Iron County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 70 4th
Population Density # 72 1st
Diversity Index # 72 1st
Median Household Income # 72 1st
Per Capita Income # 64 13th

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