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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: 2,947 (2,679 occupied: 1,028 owner occupied, 1,681 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

62%
State:

30%

Housing density: 683 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $338,707.

Median contract rent in 2016: $336 (lower quartile is $244, upper quartile is $421)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $638


Median gross rent in Houghton, MI in 2016: $362

Housing units in Houghton with a mortgage: 615 (3 second mortgage, 66 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 414

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $87,549

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $55,321

Median monthly housing costs: $710


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Houghton, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $122,561 (it was $91,900 in 2000)
Houghton:

$122,561
Michigan:

$147,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,227 - $186,461
Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,964
  • In family households: 3,267 (735 male householders, 428 female householders)
    869 spouses, 1,067 children (939 natural, 4 adopted, 133 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 26 brothers or sisters, 27 parents, 18 other relatives, 73 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,341 (780 male householders (256 living alone)), 751 female householders (510 living alone)), 1,873 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,512

Size of family households: 686 2-persons, 278 3-persons, 149 4-persons, 60 5-persons, 9 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 769 1-person, 409 2-persons, 196 3-persons, 95 4-persons, 41 5-persons, 45 6-persons.

502 married couples with children.
261 single-parent households (101 men, 160 women).

85.5% of residents of Houghton speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
5.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
6.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 1,068 (13.4%)
(10.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 1672 bedrooms
  • 5173 bedrooms
  • 2644 bedrooms
  • 645+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton, Michigan:

  • 38no bedroom
  • 4321 bedroom
  • 7662 bedrooms
  • 2183 bedrooms
  • 1654 bedrooms
  • 515+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 34no vehicle
  • 3431 vehicle
  • 5162 vehicles
  • 893 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population

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

  • 325no vehicle
  • 6381 vehicle
  • 4612 vehicles
  • 1113 vehicles
  • 1464 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houghton, Michigan:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 113 rooms
  • 344 rooms
  • 1785 rooms
  • 2386 rooms
  • 1577 rooms
  • 1598 rooms
  • 2599+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton, Michigan:

  • 381 room
  • 1222 rooms
  • 5523 rooms
  • 3734 rooms
  • 2965 rooms
  • 1206 rooms
  • 867 rooms
  • 468 rooms
  • 509+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population

Year house built

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

  • Houghton, MI household income distribution

  • Houghton, MI household income distribution
  • 374Less than $10,000
  • 222$10,000 to $14,999
  • 291$15,000 to $19,999
  • 183$20,000 to $24,999
  • 166$25,000 to $29,999
  • 189$30,000 to $34,999
  • 158$35,000 to $39,999
  • 97$40,000 to $44,999
  • 67$45,000 to $49,999
  • 133$50,000 to $59,999
  • 115$60,000 to $74,999
  • 232$75,000 to $99,999
  • 142$100,000 to $124,999
  • 94$125,000 to $149,999
  • 63$150,000 to $199,999
  • 66$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Houghton, MI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Houghton, MI
  • 12$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$35,000 to $39,999
  • 10$40,000 to $49,999
  • 19$50,000 to $59,999
  • 41$60,000 to $69,999
  • 19$70,000 to $79,999
  • 83$80,000 to $89,999
  • 84$90,000 to $99,999
  • 126$100,000 to $124,999
  • 100$125,000 to $149,999
  • 76$150,000 to $174,999
  • 138$175,000 to $199,999
  • 101$200,000 to $249,999
  • 105$250,000 to $299,999
  • 74$300,000 to $399,999
  • 11$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Houghton, MI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Houghton, MI
  • 15Less than $100
  • 10$100 to $149
  • 9$150 to $199
  • 43$200 to $249
  • 33$250 to $299
  • 35$300 to $349
  • 86$350 to $399
  • 73$400 to $449
  • 92$450 to $499
  • 115$500 to $549
  • 102$550 to $599
  • 301$600 to $649
  • 127$650 to $699
  • 77$700 to $749
  • 29$750 to $799
  • 24$800 to $899
  • 36$900 to $999
  • 105$1,000 to $1,249
  • 87$1,250 to $1,499
  • 148$1,500 to $1,999
  • 13$2,500 to $2,999
  • 63$3,000 to $3,499
  • 21No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,0892010 or later
  • 2792000 to 2009
  • 901990 to 1999
  • 831980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 28Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Houghton population
Houghton commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 314
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,570
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 883
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 325
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 109
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 17
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 23
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 37
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 7
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 18
  • 90 or more minutes: 44
Houghton, MI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.9%
Number of people working at home: 126 (3.5% of all workers)

Houghton mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 4,907 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 845 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 87 (1%)
  • Taxi: 38 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 61 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,087 (15%)
  • Worked at home: 126 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 502
 Finnish: 402
 American: 346
 Irish: 196
 Dutch: 188
 Italian: 152
 European: 152
 English: 135
 French (except Basque): 102
 French Canadian: 72
 Norwegian: 64
 Polish: 58
 Belgian: 47
 Israeli: 43
 Northern European: 35
 Turkish: 25
 Scandinavian: 18
 Swedish: 18
 Hungarian: 17
 Scottish: 16
 Czech: 14
 Swiss: 14
 Slovene: 10
 Kenyan: 8
 South African: 7
 Canadian: 4
 Belizean: 2

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

  • 40%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 34%India
  • 4%Israel
  • 4%Mexico
  • 4%Cuba
  • 4%Nepal
  • 4%Canada

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

  • This state: 4,592
  • Other state: 2,257
  • Northeast: 271
  • Midwest: 1,450
  • South: 240
  • West: 328

60% of Houghton residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Michigan.

Houghton:

60.5%
State average:

85.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 53
  • 11th grade: 14
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 5
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 283
  • Less than 1 year of college: 87
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 211
  • Associate degree: 88
  • Bachelor's degree: 362
  • Master's degree: 272
  • Professional school degree: 37
  • Doctorate degree: 234

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: 27
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 21
  • 11th grade: 34
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 10
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 308
  • Less than 1 year of college: 54
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 163
  • Associate degree: 137
  • Bachelor's degree: 509
  • Master's degree: 169
  • Professional school degree: 22
  • Doctorate degree: 103

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 25.9%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 15.6%Males
Houghton marital status for males
Houghton marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,441
  • One, attached: 77
  • Two: 96
  • 3 or 4: 182
  • 5 to 9: 492
  • 10 to 19: 246
  • 20 to 49: 190
  • 50 or more: 193
  • Mobile homes: 24
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Houghton:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Houghton
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (89.8%)
  • Electricity (5.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (59.7%)
  • Electricity (38.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 42
Here:

12.1%
Michigan:

10.1%

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

7.5%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 63
Here:

1.9%
Michigan:

13.8%

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)