Regions

Listed below are three regions. Each shares some similarity to the Iron Range. Click on the state names to explore the various organizations working in these regions, and see how they relate to development in the Iron Range:

minnesota

Untitled drawing       Colorado        North Carolina         Kentucky


Place Iron Range, MN La Plata, CO Western North Carolina Appalachia, KY
Population (Entire Region) 246,538 53,989 393,482 1,176,873
Population Density (people/square mile) 25 32 147 47
Average Per Capita Income ($) 40,603 47,831 34,385 30,339
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.30 4.20 6.70 8.50
Total Mining Employment (%) 3.60 2.40 0 1.60
Number Employed by Mining Industry 4,019 611 49 5,516
Source: Headwaters Economics (2016), EPS Reports for Target Counties

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