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Houghton, MI (Michigan) Houses and Residents

Houghton,MI index of house prices

Total population: 7,932 (Urban population: 6,891 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 134 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 2,192 (2,086 occupied: 1,023 owner occupied, 1,664 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

62%
State:

30%

Housing density: 508 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $334,678.

Median contract rent in 2015: $336 (lower quartile is $488, upper quartile is $421)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $588


Median gross rent in Houghton, MI in 2015: $362

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: $84,216

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $53,275

Median monthly housing costs: $707


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Houghton, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $143,342 (it was $91,900 in 2000)
Houghton:

$143,342
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,260 - $217,825
Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1976

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Houghton, Michigan:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 1332 bedrooms
  • 3313 bedrooms
  • 1974 bedrooms
  • 745+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton, Michigan:

  • 89no bedroom
  • 5501 bedroom
  • 3582 bedrooms
  • 1473 bedrooms
  • 904 bedrooms
  • 1055+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 55no vehicle
  • 2301 vehicle
  • 3042 vehicles
  • 1213 vehicles
  • 354 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population

Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton in renter-occupied apartments

  • 274no vehicle
  • 5921 vehicle
  • 2452 vehicles
  • 953 vehicles
  • 544 vehicles
  • 795+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houghton, Michigan:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 213 rooms
  • 314 rooms
  • 1475 rooms
  • 1496 rooms
  • 1417 rooms
  • 1218 rooms
  • 1379+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton, Michigan:

  • 661 room
  • 2852 rooms
  • 3163 rooms
  • 2964 rooms
  • 1025 rooms
  • 726 rooms
  • 737 rooms
  • 548 rooms
  • 759+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Houghton, MI household income distribution

  • Houghton, MI household income distribution
  • 571Less than $10,000
  • 226$10,000 to $14,999
  • 227$15,000 to $19,999
  • 100$20,000 to $24,999
  • 172$25,000 to $29,999
  • 83$30,000 to $34,999
  • 102$35,000 to $39,999
  • 86$40,000 to $44,999
  • 34$45,000 to $49,999
  • 106$50,000 to $59,999
  • 189$60,000 to $74,999
  • 116$75,000 to $99,999
  • 82$100,000 to $124,999
  • 12$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Houghton, MI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Houghton, MI
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$35,000 to $39,999
  • 11$40,000 to $49,999
  • 21$50,000 to $59,999
  • 43$60,000 to $69,999
  • 22$70,000 to $79,999
  • 92$80,000 to $89,999
  • 93$90,000 to $99,999
  • 132$100,000 to $124,999
  • 104$125,000 to $149,999
  • 74$150,000 to $174,999
  • 129$175,000 to $199,999
  • 96$200,000 to $249,999
  • 100$250,000 to $299,999
  • 61$300,000 to $399,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Houghton, MI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Houghton, MI
  • 22Less than $100
  • 11$100 to $149
  • 10$150 to $199
  • 40$200 to $249
  • 34$250 to $299
  • 32$300 to $349
  • 93$350 to $399
  • 78$400 to $449
  • 92$450 to $499
  • 116$500 to $549
  • 104$550 to $599
  • 317$600 to $649
  • 130$650 to $699
  • 70$700 to $749
  • 29$750 to $799
  • 22$800 to $899
  • 34$900 to $999
  • 93$1,000 to $1,249
  • 72$1,250 to $1,499
  • 143$1,500 to $1,999
  • 18$2,500 to $2,999
  • 48$3,000 to $3,499
  • 21No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3281995 to March 2000
  • 1311990 to 1994
  • 341985 to 1989
  • 491980 to 1984
  • 91975 to 1979
  • 111970 to 1974
  • 01965 to 1969
  • 28Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population
Houghton commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 550
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,084
  • 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, 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 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%)

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 (%):

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

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

  • This state: 4,540
  • Northeast: 224
  • Midwest: 1,152
  • 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 by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 11.2%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 34.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 12.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.5%Males
Houghton marital status for males
Houghton marital status for females

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 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Houghton:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 89.2%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Wood

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 54.3%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used

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 (Noninstitutionalized)