- Iron River, Wisconsin
official_name = Iron River, Wisconsin
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Iron River, Wisconsin
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 90.3
area_land_km2 = 81.4
area_water_km2 = 8.9
area_total_sq_mi = 34.9
area_land_sq_mi = 31.4
area_water_sq_mi = 3.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1059
population_density_km2 = 13.0
population_density_sq_mi = 33.7
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 368
elevation_ft = 1207
latd = 46 |latm = 33 |lats = 1 |latNS = N
longd = 91 |longm = 23 |longs = 2 |longEW = W
Iron River is a town in Bayfield County,
Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,059 at the 2000 census.
U.S. Highway 2 serves as a main arterial route in the community.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90.3 km²), of which, 31.4 square miles (81.4 km²) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²) of it (9.81%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,059 people, 485 households, and 311 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 33.7 people per square mile (13.0/km²). There were 973 housing units at an average density of 31.0/sq mi (12.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.79% White, 1.32% Native American, 0.57% Asian, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.
There were 485 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.68.
In the town the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,796, and the median income for a family was $36,597. Males had a median income of $30,060 versus $18,125 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $16,449. About 10.2% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.2% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.iracc.com/ Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce]
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