Iron County

Iron County
Town of Mercer, Iron County; Photographer: Debbi Luby
County Seat: Hurley
Address:

300 Taconite St.

City: Hurley
Zip: 54534
Phone: 715-561-3375
Land Area: 757.3 sq. miles
Elevation: 1,493 ft. at Hurley; 1,860 ft. at the hill northwest of Iron Belt; 1,819 ft. at Upson Lookout Tower Hill; 1,777 ft. at Trimble Hill; 1,774 ft. at the
Number of Lakes: 494
Area in Lakes: 29,368 acres (45.89 sq. miles)
Rivers: Bear, Flambeau, Manitowish, Montreal, Potato, Tyler Forks
Major Watershed: Lake Superior (North), Chippewa River (South)
Geographical Province: Central and South: Northern Highland; North: Lake Superior Lowland
Vegetation:

Maple, hemlock and yellow birch. Southeast: Balsam fir and white spruce. Central: Area of black spruce, tamarack and cedar.

Population:

1930: 9,993
1970: 6,533
1980: 6,730
1990: 6,153
2000: 6,861
2010: 5,916

WCA District: Northwest