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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C-
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B
Iron County is located in Michigan with a population of 11,212. In Iron County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Iron County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$77,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$516
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Iron County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    284.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    23.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    379.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,446.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Iron County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,918
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Iron County

Iron County Reviews

1 review
It is a quiet place and a great place to raise a family if you enjoy the simpler things in life. Lots of outdoor activities year round!
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