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Iron Mountain is a city in Dickinson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for local iron deposits

The latitude of Iron Mountain is 45.820N. The longitude is -88.065W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,138 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,973.


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Median household income
Local
$32,526
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Iron Mountain demographic reports
Iron Mountain is in the Upper Peninsula
Founded as a lumber town, but settlers quickly turned to mining. Iron-mining operations were plagued by frequent cave-ins and flooding
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Cornish Pump Engine and Mining Museum, Menominee Range Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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15% of Iron Mountain residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Iron Mountain ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Iron Mountain was $19,918, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Iron Mountain residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Iron Mountain, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $681.


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Libraries in Iron Mountain include Dickinson County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Iron Mountain include Iron Mountain Daily News

TV stations in Iron Mountain include WDHS.

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Dickinson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Iron Mountain political report.

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The average commute time for Iron Mountain workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Iron Mountain include Best Inn Iron Mountain, Budget Host Inn Iron Mountain, Comfort Inn Iron Mountain, Super 8.

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