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Iron River is a city in Iron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,029. The city is situated at the southeast corner of Iron River Township, but is administratively autonomous.HistoryA post office called Iron River has been in operation since 1885. The city took its name from the nearby Iron River.On July 1, 2000, the city of Stambaugh and the village of Mineral Hills were consolidated with the City of Iron River.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.76sqmi, of which 6.74sqmi is land and 0.02sqmi is water.The area is noted for its vast forest land, scenic lakes, and winter sports.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 3,029 people, 1,446 households, and 764 families residing in the city. The population density was 449.4PD/sqmi. There were 1,770 housing units at an average density of 262.6/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.2% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
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