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49931 Zip Code (Houghton, MI) Detailed Profile




City: Houghton, MI (14.97%)
County: Houghton County, MI
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 9,994
Zip code population in 2010: 9,630
Zip code population in 2000: 9,006

Houses and condos: 3,881
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,710
% of renters here:

54%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 49931: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 28.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 352 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 49931
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.5% ($2,424)
Michigan:

1.5% ($2,358)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,457 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,380 (1.8%)

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Males: 6,150  (61.5%)
Females: 3,845  (38.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 49931:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 49931:

  • Never married: 64.4%
  • Now married: 25.9%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

Zip code 49931 compared to state average:

  • 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.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 49931 (2017)
    • 8,30792.2%White
    • 8829.8%Asian
    • 1581.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1511.7%Two or more races
    • 850.9%Black
    • 320.4%American Indian
    • 90.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 60.07%Some other race
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Urban population: 8,420
Rural population: 1,573

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $164,184
49931:

$164,184
Michigan:

$155,700



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 49931 zip code as of January 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 49931 is 2,490 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is much lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

23.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 49931, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $49,053 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$49,053
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $41,112 (reported on 83.3% of returns)
Here:

$41,112
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.6% for AGIs below $25k, 69.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 57.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,279 (reported on 43.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,279
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,692 (reported on 27.5% of returns)
Here:

$5,692
State:

$6,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,181 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,181
State:

+$9,326
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,739 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

+$11,739
State:

+$11,523
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,553 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
49931:

$13,553
Michigan:

$15,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,897 (19% of AGI, reported on 23.2% of returns)
Here:

$20,897
State:

$21,628

Here:

18.8% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,702 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,702
State:

$4,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,389 (reported on 23.2% of returns)
49931:

$8,389
State:

$8,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,621 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,621
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 43.1%
Here:

43%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 32.6% for AGIs below $25k, 51.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 71.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 49931, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,559 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,559
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $33,074 (reported on 85.2% of returns)
Here:

$33,074
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 106.3% for AGIs below $10k, 76.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,385 (reported on 49.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,385
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,578 (reported on 30.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,578
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,184 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,184
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,235 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

+$9,235
State:

+$9,547
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,040 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
49931:

$3,040
Michigan:

$2,875
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $8,240 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$8,240
Michigan:

$13,826

Total itemized deductions: $14,053 (20% of AGI, reported on 28.3% of returns)
Here:

$14,053
State:

$18,509

Here:

19.7% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs below $10k, 7.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,877 (4% of AGI, reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,877
State:

$3,365

Here:

4.2% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,661 (reported on 69.3% of returns)
49931:

$5,661
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,284 (reported on 10.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,284
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 39.7%
Here:

40%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 27.3% for AGIs below $10k, 37.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 50.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 48.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 47.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$34,292
Michigan:

$54,909
Houghton, MI (49931) map Nearest zip codes: 49921, 49930, 49922, 49916, 49963, 49955.
Houghton Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

31.5%
Michigan:

46.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.6%
Michigan:

6.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 167
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,035


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 86 (76 now married, 10 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,151 (546 now married, 1,618 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 49931 with a mortgage: 852 (16 second mortgage, 56 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 622

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,161
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $473

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

30.8%
Whole state:

14.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

9.8%
Whole state:

8.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 49931: Superior Block Company (A), Sands Development Company (B), Pilgrim Point Leading Light (C), Micheal Messner Coal Dock (D), Hamar Quandt Company (E), Cole Creek Light (F), Portage Lake Golf Course (G), Administration Building (H), ROTC Building (I), Academic Office Building (J), Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building (K), Alumni House (L), Walker Arts and Humanities Center (M), Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (N), Hamar House Counseling Center (O), Grover C Dillman Hall (P), Fisher Hall (Q), J R Van Pelt Library (R), U J Noblet Forest Building (S), Chemical Sciences & Engineering Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Churches in zip code 49931 include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Saint Ignatius Loyala Church (B), Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Maranatha Free Lutheran Church (E), Grace United Methodist Church (F), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (G), Evangel Baptist Church (H), Christian Science Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: American Legion Cemetery (1), Oskar Cemetery (2), Forest Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes: Lily Pond (A), Huron Lake (B), Tear Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Pilgrim River (A), Schlot Creek (B), Cole Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 49931 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), Hoar Family Mausoleum Historical Marker (8), Michigan Tech Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 832014 or later
  • 852010 to 2013
  • 4122000 to 2009
  • 5241990 to 1999
  • 4131980 to 1989
  • 6291970 to 1979
  • 4401960 to 1969
  • 891950 to 1959
  • 2271940 to 1949
  • 9731939 or earlier

Zip code 49931 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Houghton, MI (49931)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Houghton, MI (49931)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 331 bedroom
  • 2902 bedrooms
  • 7833 bedrooms
  • 3604 bedrooms
  • 955+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton, MI (49931)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton, MI (49931)
  • 125no bedroom
  • 4311 bedroom
  • 6262 bedrooms
  • 2353 bedrooms
  • 1344 bedrooms
  • 945+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, MI (49931) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, MI (49931) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 58no vehicle
  • 3981 vehicle
  • 7342 vehicles
  • 1823 vehicles
  • 944 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, MI (49931) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, MI (49931) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 381no vehicle
  • 7331 vehicle
  • 3292 vehicles
  • 1373 vehicles
  • 1364 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

  • Zip code 49931 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 49931 household income distribution in 2017
  • 529Less than $10,000
  • 232$10,000 to $14,999
  • 239$15,000 to $19,999
  • 243$20,000 to $24,999
  • 136$25,000 to $29,999
  • 205$30,000 to $34,999
  • 149$35,000 to $39,999
  • 115$40,000 to $44,999
  • 103$45,000 to $49,999
  • 121$50,000 to $59,999
  • 211$60,000 to $74,999
  • 303$75,000 to $99,999
  • 242$100,000 to $124,999
  • 113$125,000 to $149,999
  • 77$150,000 to $199,999
  • 109$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 49931

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 49931
  • 10$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 31$40,000 to $49,999
  • 40$50,000 to $59,999
  • 41$60,000 to $69,999
  • 48$70,000 to $79,999
  • 104$80,000 to $89,999
  • 67$90,000 to $99,999
  • 121$100,000 to $124,999
  • 181$125,000 to $149,999
  • 141$150,000 to $174,999
  • 153$175,000 to $199,999
  • 147$200,000 to $249,999
  • 126$250,000 to $299,999
  • 85$300,000 to $399,999
  • 35$400,000 to $499,999
  • 26$500,000 to $749,999
  • 8$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 49931

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 49931
  • 15Less than $100
  • 13$100 to $149
  • 10$150 to $199
  • 34$200 to $249
  • 46$250 to $299
  • 32$300 to $349
  • 33$350 to $399
  • 57$400 to $449
  • 50$450 to $499
  • 182$500 to $549
  • 90$550 to $599
  • 185$600 to $649
  • 151$650 to $699
  • 159$700 to $749
  • 21$750 to $799
  • 71$800 to $899
  • 40$900 to $999
  • 72$1,000 to $1,249
  • 90$1,250 to $1,499
  • 179$1,500 to $1,999
  • 51$2,500 to $2,999
  • 51$3,000 to $3,499
  • 26No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $751.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $477,058.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $163,113
  • Asian householders: $148,122
  • Two or more races householders: $316,768

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $164,184
49931:

$164,184
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,944 - $231,049

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $149,188
Here:

$149,188
State:

$200,684

Townhouses or other attached units: $131,813
Here:

$131,813
State:

$176,879

In 2-unit structures: $93,224
Here:

$93,224
State:

$141,485

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,346
Here:

$103,346
State:

$149,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,457
Here:

$185,457
State:

$150,425

Mobile homes: $62,903
Here:

$62,903
State:

$52,615
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 49931
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,142
  • One, attached: 65
  • Two: 135
  • 3 or 4: 246
  • 5 to 9: 528
  • 10 to 19: 209
  • 20 to 49: 187
  • 50 or more: 258
  • Mobile homes: 104

Unemployment: 4.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 49931

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 49931
  • 56.6%2,361Drove a car alone
  • 9.5%395Carpooled
  • 0.8%34Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.3%14Motorcycle
  • 2.2%91Bicycle
  • 25.8%1,077Walked
  • 3.9%161Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 49931

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 49931
  • 325Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,5065 to 9 minutes
  • 1,14410 to 14 minutes
  • 53715 to 19 minutes
  • 20520 to 24 minutes
  • 4625 to 29 minutes
  • 10130 to 34 minutes
  • 2640 to 44 minutes
  • 2145 to 59 minutes
  • 860 to 89 minutes
  • 8290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 94.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,214
  • In family households: 4,341 (822 male householders, 549 female householders)
    1,116 spouses, 1,642 children (1,497 natural, 54 adopted, 93 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 60 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 17 other relatives, 115 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,908 (976 male householders (509 living alone)), 849 female householders (649 living alone)), 2,106 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,756 (4 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 761 2-persons, 259 3-persons, 231 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,158 1-person, 379 2-persons, 132 3-persons, 66 4-persons, 59 5-persons, 32 6-persons

970 married couples with children.
215 single-parent households (61 men, 154 women).

86.0% of residents of 49931 zip code speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% very well, 8% not well).
5.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% very well, 23% well, 6% not well, 2% not at all).
6.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% very well, 31% well, 25% not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (82% very well, 18% well).

Foreign born population: 1,143 (11.4%)
(21.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

11.4%
Whole state:

7.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 24%Bangladesh
  • 4%Kazakhstan
  • 3%Afghanistan
  • 3%Burma
  • 3%Belgium
  • 3%Thailand
  • 2%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 49931
  • 12%German
  • 11%Finnish
  • 8%American
  • 6%Irish
  • 4%Italian
  • 3%Polish
  • 3%French
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8402010 or later
  • 2752000 to 2009
  • 1371990 to 1999
  • 168Before 1990

Zip code 49931 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • MI DEPT/TRANSPORTATION BRIDGE (US-41 OVER PORTAGE LAKE in HOUGHTON, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: MICH DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: MIDOT BRIDGE US-41 OVER PORTAGE LAKE
  • FESTIVAL FOODS (1810 M 26 in HOUGHTON, MI)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: GROCERY STORES
    Alternative names: FESTIVAL FOODS HOUGHTON
  • FREEDOM VALU CTR (HWY US-41 in HOUGHTON, MI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: ERICKSON OIL PRODUCTS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ADVANCE TEC BODY REPAIR (206 E SHARON AVE in HOUGHTON, MI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: HANNON ENTERPRISE INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • MI DEPT/TRANSPORTATION (47711 GUNDLACH ROAD in HOUGHTON, MI)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 49931 marital status for males
Zip code 49931 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 67.0%Utility gas
  • 21.1%Electricity
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 8,639. Population change in the 1990s: +367 (+4.2%).

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

  • This state: 6,003
  • Northeast: 295
  • Midwest: 1,755
  • South: 295
  • West: 402

36% of the 49931 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

80% of the 49931 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Houghton, MI (49931)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 90
Here:

14.5%
Michigan:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

5.4%
Michigan:

8.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 135
Here:

3.5%
Michigan:

15.3%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 58,653Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 40,140Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 37,768Business and financial operations occupations
  • 31,989Management occupations
  • 29,841Construction and extraction occupations
  • 29,223Health technologists and technicians

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (HOUGHTON, MI):

  • G S ENGINEERING, INC (101 W LAKESHORE DR; small business) : $2,689,897 in 27 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Other Research and Development -- Basic Research (R&D), Defense Tank - Automotive -- Basic Research (R&D), Defense Tank - Automotive -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D), Defense Tank - Automotive -- Advanced Development (R&D), and more by Army, Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $270,000; 2003: $543,179; 2004: $926,509; 2005: $557,867; 2006: $392,342.

    Biggest contracts:
    $382,718 with Army for Other Research and Development -- Basic Research (R&D). Signed on 2004-09-23. Completion date: 2006-03-19.
    $347,248, same as above. Signed on 2004-03-19. Completion date: 2005-12-30.
    $200,000, same as above. Signed on 2003-03-27. Completion date: 2007-09-30.
    $149,737, same as above. Signed on 2006-02-01. Completion date: 2007-09-30.
  • J C M ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC (47685 PINE CIR; small business) : $847,757 in 4 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    $375,318 with Army for Engineering -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2004-11-08. Completion date: 2006-01-14.
    $354,001, same as above. Signed on 2006-01-03. Completion date: 2007-01-14.
    $69,236 with Army for Other Research and Development -- Applied Research and Exploratory Development (R&D). Signed on 2003-02-28. Completion date: 2003-08-01.
    $49,202, same as above. Signed on 2004-09-13. Completion date: 2005-01-14.
  • THOMAS J. MOYLE AND DENISE B. (W M 26; small business)
    27 employees, $3500000 revenue. : $800,975 in 51 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Administrative Facilities and Service Buildings, Construction of Structures and Facilities -- Highways, Roads, Streets, Bridges, and Railways (includes resurfacing), Lease or Rental of Facilities -- Office Buildings, Lease or Rental of Facilities -- Laboratories and Clinics, and more by Forest Service (disused code: now 12C2), Forest Service, Public Buildings Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $418,792; 2003: $87,193; 2004: $11,937; 2005: $211,489; 2006: $71,564.

    Biggest contracts:
    $396,000 with Forest Service (disused code: now 12C2) for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Administrative Facilities and Service Buildings. Taking place in WI. Signed on 2002-06-15. Completion date: 2002-11-15.
    $163,663 with Forest Service for Construction of Structures and Facilities -- Highways, Roads, Streets, Bridges, and Railways (includes resurfacing). Signed on 2005-02-22. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
    $11,903 with Public Buildings Service for Lease or Rental of Facilities -- Office Buildings. Signed on 2003-09-15. Completion date: 2003-09-15.
    $11,903, same as above. Signed on 2003-06-15. Completion date: 2003-06-15.
  • BILL SILER CONTRACTING INC (1212 MEMORIAL RD) : $685,203 in 9 contracts from 2003 to 2004
    Contracts for Miscellaneous Construction Materials, Plumbing Fixtures and Accessories, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Non-Building Facilities, Waste Disposal Equipment, and more by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only, Army, Forest Service
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $450,278; 2004: $234,925; 2005: $0; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $348,000 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Miscellaneous Construction Materials. Signed on 2003-06-27. Completion date: 2003-09-30.
    $123,125 with Army for Plumbing Fixtures and Accessories. Signed on 2004-04-22. Completion date: 2004-09-30.
    $77,703 with Forest Service for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Non-Building Facilities. Signed on 2003-12-08. Completion date: 2004-09-01.
    $51,150 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Waste Disposal Equipment. Signed on 2004-08-09. Completion date: 2004-10-15.
  • GREAT LAKES SOUND VIBRATION IN (47140 MAIN ST; small business)
    $69,780 with Army for Defense Tank - Automotive -- Operational Systems Development (R&D). Signed on 2005-12-16. Completion date: 2006-06-16.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99 employees: 2 establishments, 20-49 employees: 6 establishments, 10-19 employees: 3 establishments, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 4 establishments)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers (250-499: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 4, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (50-99: 1, 20-49: 2, 5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (20-49: 3, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 5)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Engineering Services (20-49: 2, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (50-99: 1, 1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 1,994 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 2000:

  • 2,048 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Most common first names in zip code 49931 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 zip code 49931 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 zip code 49931
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's1
Applebee's1Nike4
Arby's1OfficeMax1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Subway4
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
JCPenney1True Value2
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS6
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Little Caesars Pizza1Verizon Wireless2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
Maurices1
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