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Total population: 6,989 (Urban population: 6,856 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 133 (all nonfarm))

Houghton,MI index of house prices


Houses: 2,192 (2,086 occupied: 747 owner occupied, 1,339 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

64%
State:

69%

Housing density: 508 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $124,628.


Median contract rent in 2009: $495 (lower quartile is $396, upper quartile is $726)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $773


Median gross rent in Houghton, MI in 2009: $547


Housing units in Houghton with a mortgage: 408 (24 second mortgage, 75 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 308


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $92,422


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $39,550


Median monthly housing costs: $612





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Houghton, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $104,953 (it was $91,900 in 2000)
Houghton:

$104,953
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,439 - $195,736

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $118,599
Here:

$118,599
State:

$168,888

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,941
  • In family households: 2,716 (672 male householders, 249 female householders)
    715 spouses, 930 children (847 natural, 37 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 71 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 14 other relatives, 57 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,225 (644 male householders (343 living alone)), 557 female householders (398 living alone)), 1,024 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,084 (4 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 439 2-persons, 188 3-persons, 153 4-persons, 76 5-persons, 65 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 741 1-person, 227 2-persons, 104 3-persons, 62 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

566 married couples with children.
239 single-parent households (36 men, 203 women).

88.8% of residents of Houghton speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 56% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 590 (8.4%)
(24.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

4.1

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Houghton, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 31
  • 5 rooms: 147
  • 6 rooms: 149
  • 7 rooms: 141
  • 8 rooms: 121
  • 9 or more rooms: 137
  • 1 room: 66
  • 2 rooms: 285
  • 3 rooms: 316
  • 4 rooms: 296
  • 5 rooms: 102
  • 6 rooms: 72
  • 7 rooms: 73
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9 or more rooms: 75
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Houghton, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 133
  • 3 bedrooms: 331
  • 4 bedrooms: 197
  • 5+ bedrooms: 74
  • no bedroom: 89
  • 1 bedroom: 550
  • 2 bedrooms: 358
  • 3 bedrooms: 147
  • 4 bedrooms: 90
  • 5+ bedrooms: 105
Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 55
  • 1 vehicle: 230
  • 2 vehicles: 304
  • 3 vehicles: 121
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 2
  • no vehicle: 274
  • 1 vehicle: 592
  • 2 vehicles: 245
  • 3 vehicles: 95
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5+ vehicles: 79

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 28
  • 2000 to 2004: 123
  • 1990 to 1999: 277
  • 1980 to 1989: 347
  • 1970 to 1979: 416
  • 1960 to 1969: 303
  • 1950 to 1959: 64
  • 1940 to 1949: 51
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,025

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Houghton, MI house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Houghton, MI:

  • Less than $10,000: 0
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 0
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 0
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 1
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 7
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 7
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 18
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 22
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 28
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 49
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 81
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 49
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 41
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 161
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 75
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 43
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 41
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 79
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 26
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 14
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 3
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 0
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 0
  • $1,000,000 or more: 0
 


Houghton rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Houghton:

  • Less than $100: 8 people
  • $100 to $149: 28
  • $150 to $199: 25
  • $200 to $249: 71
  • $250 to $299: 44
  • $300 to $349: 74
  • $350 to $399: 77
  • $400 to $449: 134
  • $450 to $499: 140
  • $500 to $549: 241
  • $550 to $599: 50
  • $600 to $649: 85
  • $650 to $699: 86
  • $700 to $749: 22
  • $750 to $799: 14
  • $800 to $899: 208
  • $900 to $999: 44
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 217
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 49
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 21
  • $2,000 or more: 16
  • No cash rent: 17
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 328
  • 1990 to 1994: 131
  • 1985 to 1989: 34
  • 1980 to 1984: 49
  • 1975 to 1979: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 28


Houghton, MI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.2%
Number of people working at home: 130 (4.4% of all workers)


Houghton commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 550
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1084
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 660
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 295
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 111
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 8
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 44
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 11
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 14
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 11
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 5
  • 90 or more minutes: 19
 


Houghton mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,370 (47%)
  • Carpooled: 255 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (1%)
  • Taxi: 17 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,088 (37%)
  • Other means: 16 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 130 (4%)
 


Houghton, MI household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 571
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 226
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 227
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 100
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 172
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 83
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 102
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 86
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 34
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 106
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 189
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 116
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 82
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 12
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 8
  • $200,000 or more: 8
 

First ancestries reported:

 German: 992
 Finnish: 773
 Other groups: 602
 Irish: 498
 English: 488
 Polish: 361
 Italian: 312
 French (except Basque): 251
 United States or American: 243
 Swedish: 198
 Dutch: 180
 Norwegian: 168
 Subsaharan African:: 153
 European: 111
 Scottish: 109
 Other Subsaharan African: 87
 French Canadian: 61
 Hungarian: 56
 Scotch-Irish: 52
 Arab:: 48
 Danish: 44
 Ukrainian: 41
 Russian: 37
 African: 35
 Scandinavian: 32
 Welsh: 31
 Yugoslavian: 28
 British: 24
 Belgian: 23
 Canadian: 22
 Austrian: 18
 Turkish: 17
 Other Arab: 17
 Croatian: 16
 Celtic: 15
 Lithuanian: 14
 Arab/Arabic: 14
 Lebanese: 12
 Ghanian: 11
 Czech: 11
 Maltese: 9
 Czechoslovakian: 9
 Portuguese: 8
 Kenyan: 7
 Liberian: 7
 Sudanese: 6
 Syrian: 5
 Greek: 5
 Slovak: 3


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (18%)
  • India (12%)
  • Other Western Africa (11%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Hong Kong (4%)
  • Malaysia (4%)


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

  • This state: 4540
  • Northeast: 224
  • Midwest: 1152
  • South: 240
  • West: 202

28% of Houghton residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Michigan.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 15
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 8
  • 7th and 8th grade: 6
  • 9th grade: 5
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 137
  • Less than 1 year of college: 35
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 204
  • Associate degree: 36
  • Bachelor's degree: 214
  • Master's degree: 151
  • Professional school degree: 36
  • Doctorate degree: 206

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 29
  • 9th grade: 14
  • 10th grade: 18
  • 11th grade: 28
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 44
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 292
  • Less than 1 year of college: 69
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 114
  • Associate degree: 156
  • Bachelor's degree: 234
  • Master's degree: 128
  • Professional school degree: 15
  • Doctorate degree: 33

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 11.2%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 5.3%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 34.0%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 12.9%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 10.5%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 0.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $22,841
  • Black householders: $11,324
  • Asian householders: $28,744
  • Some other race householders: $52,585
  • Two or more races householders: $21,718
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $5,914
Houghton household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Houghton household income for Black householders
Houghton household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Houghton household income for Asian householders
Houghton household income for Two or more races householders
Houghton household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Houghton marital status for males
Houghton marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $105,752
  • Asian householders: $122,769
  • Two or more races householders: $202,711

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,050
  • One, attached: 50
  • Two: 94
  • 3 or 4: 174
  • 5 to 9: 466
  • 10 to 19: 125
  • 20 to 49: 128
  • 50 or more: 91
  • Mobile homes: 14

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Houghton:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Houghton
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (89.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.8%)
  • Electricity (2.9%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (54.3%)
  • Electricity (31.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.5%)
  • Other fuel (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

2.3%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 130
Here:

3.5%
Michigan:

16.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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