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Fence is a town in Florence County, in the Iron Mountain metro area.
The community name stems from hunting method used by Indians. They would build two fences, one of brush and the other of pickets; when deer jumped the first fence, they landed on the sharp points
The latitude of Fence is 45.744N. The longitude is -88.424W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,463 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 231.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Florence 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 54120 ZIP code.
30% of Fence residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fence ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fence was $15,169, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Fence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $600.
Florence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fence political report.
The average commute time for Fence workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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