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Iron County, Michigan

2 S 6th St
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Phone: (906) 875-3221
Fax: (906) 875-6775
www.iron.org

On the southwest border of the Upper Peninsula of MI; established Apr 3, 1885 from Marquette and Menominee counties. Name Origin: For the iron mines in the area

Area (sq mi):: 1211.02 (land 1166.36; water 44.67) Population per square mile: 10.50
Population 2005: 12,299 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.40%; 1990-2000 -0.30% Population 2000: 13,138 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 1.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 45.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,506; median household $28,560; Population below poverty level: 11.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,344-$22,822
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 20.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Iron County, Wisconsin

300 Taconite St
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: (715) 561-3375
Fax: (715) 561-2928
www.ironcountywi.com

On central northern border of WI; organized Mar 1, 1893 from Ashland and Oneida counties. Name Origin: For the huge deposits of iron ore found in the Mesabi Range

Area (sq mi):: 919.24 (land 757.23; water 162.01) Population per square mile: 8.80
Population 2005: 6,649 State rank: 70 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.10%; 1990-2000 11.50% Population 2000: 6,861 (White 97.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 45.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,371; median household $29,580; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,772-$22,912
Unemployment (2004): 8.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 19.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Iron County, Missouri

25 S Main St
Ironton, MO 63650
Phone: (573) 546-2912
Fax: (573) 546-6499
www.ironcounty.org

In southeastern MO, northwest of Cape Girardeau; organized Feb 17, 1857 from Madison, Saint Francois, Wayne, Washington, and Reynolds counties. Name Origin: For the rich iron deposits

Area (sq mi):: 552.05 (land 551.34; water 0.71) Population per square mile: 18.60
Population 2005: 10,273 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.00%; 1990-2000 -0.30% Population 2000: 10,697 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 39.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,227; median household $26,080; Population below poverty level: 19.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,056-$20,417
Unemployment (2004): 8.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 28.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Iron County, Utah

68 S 100 East
Parowan, UT 84761
Phone: (435) 477-3375
Fax: (435) 477-8847
www.ironcounty.net

On the southwestern border of UT; organized as Little Salt Lake County in 1850 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory; name changed later that year. Name Origin: For the county's iron ore deposits and mines

Area (sq mi):: 3301.84 (land 3297.98; water 3.87) Population per square mile: 11.60
Population 2005: 38,311 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 13.40%; 1990-2000 62.50% Population 2000: 33,779 (White 91.30%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 4.10%; Asian 0.70%; Other 6.00%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 24.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,568; median household $33,114; Population below poverty level: 19.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,389-$18,908
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 15.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Cedar City (22,224)

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    Likewise, the EPA ratified the state's decision, publishing in its final rule that "EPA is granting final approval to the redesignation of the lead nonattainment area in Iron County, Missouri, to attainment of the NAAQS for lead.
    Queen lived in Iron County, Missouri near Possum Hollow.