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Caspian is a city in Iron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 906 at the time of the 2010 census. The city has an Italian heritage.HistoryThe location first received a station on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in 1884 and has been known by the names of Spring Valley and Newtown. Caspian was founded and platted with the name Palatka in 1901. It was a headquarters for a mining company, Voroner Mining Company. Voroner operated three mines, Baltic, Caspian, and Fogarty mines. With the expansion of the mines, a second adjacent village named Caspian was founded in 1908. The post office move there. The location was poor and a new adjacent village called New Caspian was formed in 1909. The whole area was incorporated as the village of Caspian in 1918.Caspian became a city in 1949.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.43sqmi, all land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 906 people, 430 households, and 226 families residing in the city. The population density was 633.6PD/sqmi. There were 527 housing units at an average density of 368.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.Caspian is in Upper Peninsula. Add Caspian and other United States destinations to your travel plans using our United States trip planner .
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