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Ishpeming is a city in Marquette County, in the Marquette metro area.
The community name derives from Chippewa for "high place"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ishpeming. For links to other places called Ishpeming, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ishpeming is 46.488N. The longitude is -87.667W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,407 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,535.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ishpeming demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marquette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49849 ZIP code.
8% of Ishpeming residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ishpeming ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ishpeming was $16,946, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Ishpeming residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ishpeming, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $652.
Libraries in Ishpeming include Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Ishpeming include WBUP.
Marquette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ishpeming political report.
The average commute time for Ishpeming workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Ishpeming include Best Western.
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