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Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County.
The community was named for James R. "Iron" Wood, prominent in mining industry
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ironwood. For links to other places called Ironwood, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ironwood is 46.454N. The longitude is -90.17W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,506 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,953.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ironwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gogebic County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49938 ZIP code.
13% of Ironwood residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ironwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ironwood was $14,131, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Ironwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ironwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $536.
Libraries in Ironwood include Ironwood Carnegie Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ironwood include Ironwood Daily Globe
Gogebic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ironwood political report.
The average commute time for Ironwood workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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