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Houghton County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2016: 36,634 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 36,016 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,494
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,343
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,865
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,395 (it was 3,928 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

28%

Land area: 1012 sq. mi.

Water area: 489.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Houghton County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.6%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Houghton County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.1%)
  • Asian alone (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:

33.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.7 years
Males: 19,871  (54.2%)
Females: 16,763  (45.8%)
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Houghton County,MI real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Houghton County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,379 ($28,817 in 1999)

This county:

$40,379
Michigan:

$52,492

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $558 (lower quartile is $400, upper quartile is $714)
This county:

$558
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $110,613 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Houghton:

$110,613
Michigan:

$147,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,057 - $192,321

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $142,883
Here:

$142,883
State:

$192,201

Townhouses or other attached units: $120,042
Here:

$120,042
State:

$161,083

In 2-unit structures: $82,875
Here:

$82,875
State:

$125,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,804
Here:

$99,804
State:

$144,186

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,432
Here:

$185,432
State:

$147,281

Mobile homes: $62,048
Here:

$62,048
State:

$51,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $943
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 421

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 28
  • Thefts: 75
  • Auto thefts: 11

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 10
Houghton County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 76 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2008: 72 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2009: 62 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2010: 57 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2012: 56 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $191,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Houghton, MI residents
Average permit cost in Houghton, MI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,564 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,258 (1.4%)

Houghton County household income distribution in 2013 Houghton County home values distribution in 2013 Houghton County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.0%
Houghton County:

21.0%
Michigan:

15.0%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.0% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.5% for American Indian residents, 47.1% for other race residents, 32.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.2 years old
(Males: 29.3 years old, Females: 38.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.0 years old, Black residents: 29.5 years old, American Indian residents: 33.6 years old, Asian residents: 25.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 23.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Houghton County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $654 a month.

Cities in this county include: Houghton, Hancock, Laurium, Hubbell, Dollar Bay, Lake Linden, Calumet, South Range, Copper City.

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

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Washington , Grant County, Washington , Golden Valley County, Montana , Red Lake County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 6,142
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,817 (24.2% naturalized citizens)

Houghton County:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,2112010 or later
  • 4142000 to 2009
  • 1941990 to 1999
  • 1301980 to 1989
  • 501970 to 1979
  • 196Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.9%

Houghton County marital status for males Houghton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,764
  • One, attached: 247
  • Two: 619
  • 3 or 4: 646
  • 5 to 9: 934
  • 10 to 19: 609
  • 20 to 49: 304
  • 50 or more: 410
  • Mobile homes: 1,089

Housing units in Houghton County with a mortgage: 4,883 (54 second mortgage, 474 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,442

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Houghton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,3749
Mainline Protestant4,02620
Evangelical Protestant2,84130
Other3567
Orthodox1001
None20,931-
Houghton County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

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%

Agriculture in Houghton County:

Average size of farms: 164 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,853
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $158.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,563
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,237
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.91%
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 32 acres

Earthquake activity:

Houghton County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 367.1 miles away from Houghton County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 385.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 378.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 525.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 558.3 miles away from Houghton County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 496.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4121: June 18, 2013, FEMA Id: 4121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2002 to May 09, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1413: May 06, 2002, FEMA Id: 1413, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Michigan Severe Freeze, Incident Period: January 10, 1994 to June 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1028: May 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1028, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3035: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3035, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Houghton County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (30%)
  • India (14%)
  • Israel (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Mexico (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Houghton County


  • Finnish (31%)
  • American (11%)
  • German (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Italian (3%)

Houghton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,596 (72.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,443 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 111 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 128 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 123 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 1,434 (9.8%)
  • Worked at home: 708 (4.9%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Houghton County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 2,264 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 359 people in nursing homes
  • 235 people in state prisons
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 58 people in other group homes
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 43 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Houghton County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 2,164 people in college/university student housing
  • 377 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,195.

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.59% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($13,886 average AGI)
2.49% relocated from other states ($18,700 average AGI)
Houghton County:

2.49%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marquette County, MI  0.42% ($25,608 average AGI)
from Baraga County, MI  0.21% ($23,640)
from Keweenaw County, MI  0.15% ($31,667)
from Wayne County, MI  0.14% ($27,294)
from Oakland County, MI  0.12% ($37,643)
from Gogebic County, MI  0.11% ($26,231)
from Ontonagon County, MI  0.10% ($26,500)


6.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Michigan average:

5.58%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
Houghton County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.05%

2.69% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($11,969 average AGI)
4.07% relocated to other states ($17,567 average AGI)
Houghton County:

4.07%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marquette County, MI  0.48% ($24,932 average AGI)
to Keweenaw County, MI  0.26% ($31,719)
to Oakland County, MI  0.22% ($25,037)
to Baraga County, MI  0.19% ($31,348)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.12% ($45,400)
to Bartholomew County, IN  0.12% ($15,333)
to Wayne County, MI  0.11% ($15,929)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Houghton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Houghton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Houghton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Houghton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Houghton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Houghton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Houghton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Houghton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Houghton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,329 (5,272 aged, 1,057 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 712 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Houghton County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (654)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (573)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (325)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (296)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (285)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (195)
  • Unspecified dementia (117)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (98)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (88)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (84)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,405
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 256
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,492

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,106
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,171
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.6. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,634
  • In family households: 25,349 (4,442 male householders, 3,180 female householders)
    6,139 spouses, 9,538 children (8,918 natural, 146 adopted, 486 stepchildren), 405 grandchildren, 277 brothers or sisters, 351 parents, 322 other relatives, 638 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,154 (3,252 male householders (2,252 living alone)), 2,600 female householders (2,108 living alone)), 3,348 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,260

Size of family households: 4,116 2-persons, 1,506 3-persons, 937 4-persons, 512 5-persons, 240 6-persons, 379 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,358 1-person, 1,052 2-persons, 203 3-persons, 134 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 46 6-persons.

5,361 married couples with children.
1,412 single-parent households (391 men, 1,021 women).

93.4% of residents of Houghton speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $223,554,000 ($6,285 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,157,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $87,053,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $49,936,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $589,000
Federal grants: $57,937,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,478,000 ($9,680,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,560,000 ($1,124,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $20,235,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,286,000
Federal Government insurance: $642,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,087
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,015
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +380
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -730
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Houghton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.25 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Houghton County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Houghton County, Michigan
  • 1672014 or later
  • 2712010 to 2013
  • 1,5182000 to 2009
  • 1,6831990 to 1999
  • 1,4751980 to 1989
  • 2,0891970 to 1979
  • 1,5561960 to 1969
  • 1,2851950 to 1959
  • 9271940 to 1949
  • 7,6111939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Houghton County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houghton County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houghton County, Michigan
  • 121 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 2753 rooms
  • 7894 rooms
  • 1,7025 rooms
  • 2,3266 rooms
  • 1,5837 rooms
  • 1,1508 rooms
  • 1,3919+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton County, Michigan
  • 5051 room
  • 2442 rooms
  • 1,0173 rooms
  • 8724 rooms
  • 6955 rooms
  • 4126 rooms
  • 2477 rooms
  • 1228 rooms
  • 1389+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Houghton County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Houghton County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Houghton County, Michigan
  • 15no bedroom
  • 2821 bedroom
  • 2,1552 bedrooms
  • 4,3543 bedrooms
  • 1,9144 bedrooms
  • 5595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton County, Michigan
  • 500no bedroom
  • 1,0211 bedroom
  • 1,4862 bedrooms
  • 8173 bedrooms
  • 2744 bedrooms
  • 1265+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 293no vehicle
  • 2,6821 vehicle
  • 4,1972 vehicles
  • 1,5383 vehicles
  • 4084 vehicles
  • 1605+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 892no vehicle
  • 1,9251 vehicle
  • 8832 vehicles
  • 2073 vehicles
  • 2264 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles

82.5% of Houghton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Michigan.

Houghton County:

82.5%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 27,547
  • Other state: 7,073
  • Northeast: 660
  • Midwest: 4,313
  • South: 941
  • West: 1,228
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Houghton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.3%Utility gas
  • 15.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.5%Wood
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Electricity
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.8%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Electricity
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 196
Here:

6.0%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

2.8%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 390
Here:

7.1%
Michigan:

13.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
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Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Houghton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $19,622,000
    Welfare - Other: $11,741,000
    Regular Highways: $6,479,000
    General - Other: $4,302,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,221,000
    Police Protection: $899,000
    Air Transportation: $881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $535,000
    Corrections - Other: $451,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Financial Administration: $278,000
    Parks & Recreation: $172,000
    Housing & Community Development: $164,000
    General Public Buildings: $156,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $292,000
    Judicial: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,858,000

Houghton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $630,000
  • Charges - All Other: $17,663,000
    Regular Highways: $1,090,000
    Solid Waste Management: $543,000
    Parks & Recreation: $183,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $3,753,000
    Highways: $496,000
    All Other: $253,000
    Housing & Community Development: $164,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $264,000
    Health & Hospitals: $130,000
    All Other: $101,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,116,000
    Interest Earnings: $458,000
    Rents: $108,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $9,372,000
    Highways: $3,958,000
    All Other: $1,384,000
    General Support: $830,000
    Public Welfare: $340,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,722,000
    NEC: $149,000

Houghton County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $645,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $500,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $145,000

Houghton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,598,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 683
  • Number of aged recipients: 64
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 619
  • Number of recipients under 18: 57
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 464
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 162
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 328
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 275
Houghton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Houghton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Houghton County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John49277.1 years
Mary27682.1 years
William27476.0 years
Joseph20078.5 years
Robert17670.9 years
Edward15775.8 years
George15575.2 years
Helen13979.7 years
Margaret12881.3 years
Charles12675.8 years
Most common last names in Houghton County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11576.3 years
Anderson7377.1 years
Peterson7177.2 years
Kangas5280.6 years
Maki5275.5 years
Aho5274.9 years
Moilanen4976.4 years
Koski4573.7 years
Olson4276.2 years
Niemi4079.3 years
Businesses in Houghton County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike4
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Curves1Ramada1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx4Subway5
Ford1Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1True Value3
JCPenney1U-Haul4
Jones New York1UPS8
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1