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Population in 2012: 7,705 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 

Males: 4,819  (62.5%)
Females: 2,886  (37.5%)

Median resident age:  22.1 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49905, 49931.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,117 (it was $21,186 in 2000)
Houghton:

$23,117
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,812

Houghton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,960 (it was $91,900 in 2000)
Houghton:

$116,960
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $151,366; Detached houses: $152,598; In 2-unit structures: $107,937; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,251

Median gross rent in 2012: $622.

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  • White alone - 6,425 (83.5%)
  • Asian alone - 813 (10.6%)
  • Hispanic - 138 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 105 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 109 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 102 (1.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Houghton: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.9%), Irish (10.3%), English (8.3%), Polish (4.8%), French (3.9%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 607 feet

Land area: 4.31 square miles.

Population density: 1,787 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Houghton:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Houghton city:

  • Never married: 69.7%
  • Now married: 23.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

1,127 residents are foreign born (4.9% Asia).

This city:  14.7%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Houghton, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Houghton to the number of sex offenders is 1,284 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,874 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,467 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (169.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (264.8 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (367.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hancock, MI (1.4 miles ), Dollar Bay, MI (1.6 miles ), South Range, MI (2.2 miles ), Hubbell, MI (2.7 miles ), Lake Linden, MI (3.0 miles ), Laurium, MI (3.2 miles ), Calumet, MI (3.2 miles ), Copper City, MI (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $225,000

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Latitude: 47.12 N, Longitude: 88.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,813 (+49.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,353 (79.3%)

Area code: 906

Houghton household income distribution Houghton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Houghton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000122121
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.014.328.328.514.529.213.0
Robberies 0001110000
per 100,000 0.00.00.014.014.314.20.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0124331411104
per 100,000 0.014.128.555.942.842.5199.5159.2145.951.8
Burglaries 1573181351049
per 100,000 14.270.599.641.9256.6184.271.3144.758.4116.6
Thefts 7087666890114111119113140
per 100,000 993.31227.3939.4950.11282.81615.21581.91722.11649.21814.4
Auto thefts 3323332350
per 100,000 42.642.328.541.942.842.528.543.473.00.0
Arson 2022110120
per 100,000 28.40.028.527.914.314.20.014.529.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 306.0) 39.654.047.153.587.0104.4119.5113.0115.291.0

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Crime rate in Houghton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.91
Michigan average:

1.74

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Houghton, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -573 (-7.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (46%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Educational services (43%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houghton County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dolly Gray - Baseball player, Donald G. Saari - Economist, Jake Hauswirth - Ice hockey player, Jeff Finger - Ice hockey player, Nancy Harkness Love - Aviator, George Brunet - Baseball player, George G. Wills - Politician, Herman Gundlach - Football player, P. J. Olsson - Singer, Paul Kangas - Broadcast news analyst.


Hospitals/medical centers near Houghton:

  • ASPIRUS SUPERIOR HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • PORTAGE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • HOUGHTON CO MED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Houghton, MI

Local government website: www.cityofhoughton.com

College/University in Houghton:

  • Michigan Technological University (Full-time enrollment: 6,330; Location: 1400 Townsend Drive; Public; Website: www.mtu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Houghton:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 68 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,952)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 168 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 169 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 169 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lake Superior College (about 171 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 181 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 182 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Houghton:

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Library in Houghton:

  • PORTAGE LAKE DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $459,975; Location: 58 HURON STREET; 39,692 books; 3,119 audio materials; 1,598 video materials; 1 other licensed databases; 70 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Houghton: Superior Block Company (A), Sands Development Company (B), Micheal Messner Coal Dock (C), Hamar Quandt Company (D), Administration Building (E), ROTC Building (F), Academic Office Building (G), Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building (H), Alumni House (I), Walker Arts and Humanities Center (J), Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (K), Hamar House Counseling Center (L), Grover C Dillman Hall (M), Fisher Hall (N), J R Van Pelt Library (O), U J Noblet Forest Building (P), Chemical Sciences & Engineering Building (Q), R L Smith Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Building (R), Student Development Complex (S), Douglass Houghton Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Copper County Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Houghton include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Saint Ignatius Loyala Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Maranatha Free Lutheran Church (D), Grace United Methodist Church (E), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (F), Evangel Baptist Church (G), Christian Science Church (H), Houghton Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Huron Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Houghton include: Sherman Field (1), Grace Methodist Church Historical Marker (2), Saint Ignatius Loyola Church Historical Marker (3), Trinity Episcopal Church Historical Marker (4), Houghton City Park (5), Houghton County Historical Marker (6), Houghton County Courthouse Historical Marker (7), Michigan Tech Historical Marker (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Downtowner Motel (110 Shelden Avenue), Best Western Franklin Square (820 Shelden Avenue), Best Western Franklin Square Inn (820 Shelden Avenue), Best Value King's Inn (215 Shelden Avenue), College Motel (1308 College Avenue), Budget Host Inn (US41 Southeast).

 
Houghton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Houghton and their reported violations in the past:

PORTAGE LAKE GOLF COURSE - MTU (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PILGRIM RIVER STEAK HOUSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-2005), St Public Notif issued (OCT-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ISLE ROYALE - WINDIGO (Population served: 25, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Houghton that have no violations reported:

  • ISLE ROYALE - MOTT ISLAND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • ISLE ROYALE-ROCK HARBOR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 45.7%
(43.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Black residents, 32.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 92.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  38.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Houghton, MI

People in group quarters in Houghton in 2010:

  • 1,979 people in college/university student housing
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Houghton in 2000:

  • 2,033 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Houghton compared to Michigan state average:

Houghton, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • John MacInnes Ice Arena. Michigan Technological University.

Banks with branches in Houghton (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Houghton Main Branch at 600 Shelden Avenue, branch established on 1865/04/18; Houghton University Branch at 1303 College Avenue, branch established on 1967/04/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Superior National Bank & Trust Company: Econo Foods Branch at 1000 West Sharon Avenue, branch established on 1994/01/21; Ridgecrest Plaza Branch at 960 Razorback Drive Suite # 1, branch established on 1980/08/25. Info updated 2009/03/03: Bank assets: $511.7 mil, Deposits: $439.5 mil, headquarters in Hancock, MI, positive income, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Keweenaw Financial Corporation
  • River Valley Bank: Houghton Branch at 19795 West Sharon Avenue, branch established on 1978/06/05. Info updated 2007/11/20: Bank assets: $984.4 mil, Deposits: $839.5 mil, headquarters in Wausau, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: River Valley Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank: Houghton Branch at 901 West Sharon Avenue, branch established on 1995/08/15. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • Range Bank, National Association: Houghton Office at 48345 Highway M-26, branch established on 2002/07/24. Info updated 2007/01/23: Bank assets: $266.3 mil, Deposits: $228.1 mil, headquarters in Negaunee, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Range Financial Corporation
  • The Miners State Bank: Houghton Branch at 1203 Ridge Road, branch established on 2003/10/20. Info updated 2010/07/26: Bank assets: $128.5 mil, Deposits: $115.8 mil, headquarters in Iron River, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Msb Bankshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Houghton, Michigan:

  • Downtowner Motel, 110 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931 , Phone: (906) 482-4421
  • Super 8 Motel-houghton, 1200 E Lakeshore Dr, Houghton, MI 49931 , Phone: (906) 482-2240, Fax: (906) 482-0686
  • Magnuson Franklin Square Inn, 820 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931 , Phone: (906) 487-1700, Fax: (906) 487-9432
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1110 Century Way, Houghton, MI 49931 , Phone: (906) 482-1066, Fax: (906) 482-2292
  • Country Inn & Suites, 919 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931 , Phone: (906) 487-6700, Fax: (906) 483-0359
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Houghton, Michigan

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Houghton travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Houghton city (based on Houghton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.29%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents55.3%19.2%7.1%3.7%2.8%
Congregations20.0%14.5%12.7%5.5%1.8%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.5%0.9%6.2%
Congregations3.6%3.6%3.6%1.8%32.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Houghton County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Houghton County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Houghton County:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Houghton County:

28.8%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,729$30,9161$808
Other Government Administration 4$16,479$49,4371$1,001
Police Protection - Officers 6$25,824$51,6484$6,246
Police - Other 0$0 2$3,330
Firefighters 1$3,786$45,4320$0
Streets and Highways 15$51,376$41,1018$9,042
Parks and Recreation 2$3,954$23,7243$1,258
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$6,607$26,4282$2,245
Transit 1$2,285$27,4206$8,021
Totals for Government 35$118,040$40,47127$31,951

Houghton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,654,000 ($214.67)
    Regular Highways: $944,000 ($122.52)
    General - Other: $579,000 ($75.15)
    Transit Utilities: $564,000 ($73.20)
    Police Protection: $430,000 ($55.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $406,000 ($52.69)
    Water Utilities: $351,000 ($45.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $223,000 ($28.94)
    Central Staff Services: $205,000 ($26.61)
    Parking Facilities: $140,000 ($18.17)
    Fire Protection: $121,000 ($15.70)
    General Public Buildings: $115,000 ($14.93)
    Financial Administration: $67,000 ($8.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $250,000 ($32.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $354,000 ($45.94)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,784,000 ($361.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.91)

Houghton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,795,000 ($232.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $401,000 ($52.04)
    All Other: $226,000 ($29.33)
    Parking Facilities: $111,000 ($14.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $103,000 ($13.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $41,000 ($5.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $106,000 ($13.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $107,000 ($13.89)
    Interest Earnings: $92,000 ($11.94)
    Rents: $51,000 ($6.62)
    Property Sale Other: $42,000 ($5.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $606,000 ($78.65)
    Transit Utilities: $106,000 ($13.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $859,000 ($111.49)
    Highways: $853,000 ($110.71)
    Transit Utilities: $315,000 ($40.88)
    All Other: $128,000 ($16.61)
  • Tax - Property: $1,888,000 ($245.04)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.13)

Houghton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $118,000 ($15.31)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,019,000 ($521.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,736,000 ($484.88)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($14.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $284,000 ($36.86)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($0.91)

Houghton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $123,000 ($15.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,083,000 ($270.34)

6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.87% of residents moved from foreign countries ($607 average AGI)
Houghton County:

0.87%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marquette County, MI  0.40% ($31,936 average AGI)
from Baraga County, MI  0.21% ($26,760)
from Keweenaw County, MI  0.16% ($27,474)


7.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marquette County, MI  0.63% ($23,573 average AGI)
to Keweenaw County, MI  0.27% ($58,688)
to Oakland County, MI  0.23% ($23,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Houghton:

  • WCCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMPL (920 AM; 1 kW; HANCOCK, MI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Houghton:

  • WGLI (98.7 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WOLV (97.7 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WHKB (102.3 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKMJ-FM (93.5 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: VICTOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W260AC (99.9 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WGGL-FM (91.1 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMTU-FM (91.9 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY)
  • W224AO (92.7 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCUP (105.7 FM; L'ANSE, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Houghton:

  • WBKP (Channel 5; CALUMET, MI; Owner: SCANLAN TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Houghton, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 54
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

See more detailed statistics of Houghton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Houghton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Houghton, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Houghton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Houghton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Houghton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Houghton, MI

Most common first names in Houghton, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6476.3 years
Mary4681.2 years
William4175.9 years
Robert3969.0 years
Helen3582.6 years
James2872.3 years
Elizabeth2383.1 years
Joseph2378.7 years
Arthur2275.8 years
George2174.4 years
Most common last names in Houghton, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2177.0 years
Anderson1378.8 years
Lahti1373.1 years
Schutz1075.9 years
Wiitanen1075.0 years
Ruohonen975.3 years
Miller977.5 years
Williams974.0 years
Mattson874.7 years
Smith879.8 years
Businesses in Houghton, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's1
Applebee's1Nike5
Arby's1OfficeMax1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
FedEx2Sears1
GNC1Subway4
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1Travelodge1
Jones New York1True Value2
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS6
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Verizon Wireless2
Maurices1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Houghton, MI


Houghton on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #4 (49905) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Finnish first ancestries"
  • #17 (49931) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
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  • Thomas D. Wood (8)
  • Jim Northey (5)
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  • Xiaodi Huang (4)
  • Russ E. Stein (4)
  • Ryan J. Gilbert (3)
  • Eugene Levin (3)
  • Mayur Prakash Gaikwad (3)
  • Surendra Komar Kawatra (2)
  • Victor B. Busov (2)

Total of 86 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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