Houghton County, Michigan Population 2018

Houghton County, Michigan's estimated population is 36,305 with a growth rate of -0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Houghton County, Michigan is the 43rd largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201736,305-260-0.71%
201636,5652780.77%
201636,2871180.33%
201536,169-178-0.49%
201436,347-210-0.57%
201336,557-98-0.27%
201236,655-74-0.20%
201136,72950.01%
201036,7241,2783.61%
199035,446-2,426-6.41%
198037,8723,2209.29%
197034,652-1,002-2.81%
196035,654-4,117-10.35%
195039,771-7,860-16.50%
194047,631-5,220-9.88%
193052,851-19,079-26.52%
192071,930-16,168-18.35%
191088,09822,03533.35%
190066,06330,67486.68%
189035,38912,91657.47%
188022,4738,59461.92%
187013,8794,64550.30%
18609,2348,5261204.24%
18507080.00%

Houghton County, Michigan Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White34,184
Asian1,088
Two or More Races744
Black or African American282
American Indian and Alaska Native154
Some Other Race106
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Houghton County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20% Male Population0%5%10%15%20% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Houghton County, Michigan Median Age

33


Total

29.2


Male

37.9


Female

Houghton County, Michigan Adults

There are 29,142 adults, (5,887 of which are seniors) in Houghton County, Michigan.

Houghton County, Michigan Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

16,748

45.80%

Male

19,817

54.20%

Houghton County, Michigan Households and Families

Houghton County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houghton County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All69.5%30.5%
Male69.2%30.8%
Female65.8%34.2%
Non Family49.7%50.3%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Houghton County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3782.5769.5
Married6,2283.2888
Non Family5,6591.5649.7
Female9583.565.8
Male5333.369.2

3.22

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houghton County, Michigan Households

Houghton County, Michigan Education

Houghton County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5182.42%
9th to 12th Grade1,1935.57%
High School Graduate7,37534.41%
Some College4,04218.86%
Associates Degree1,6677.78%
Bachelors Degree4,01618.74%
Graduate Degree2,61912.22%

Houghton County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,14518,5305,946
Asian522509453
Multiple Races29022869
Hispanic272248152
Black1611607
Native American12011154
Other Race31288
Islander7

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 99.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 86.78%.

Houghton County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,963$34,407$26,079
Less Than High School$17,500$21,495$10,605
High School Grad$24,708$27,284$19,800
Some College$26,762$31,545$23,688
Bachelors Degree$38,150$45,714$31,500
Graduate Degree$51,011$64,375$45,800

$29,963

Average Earnings

$34,407

Average Male

$26,079

Average Female

Houghton County, Michigan Language

Houghton County, Michigan Language by Age

Houghton County, Michigan Language

93.65% of Houghton County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 6.35% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 2.10% of the population.

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,8056,55820.62%
Asian1,01863762.57%
Multiple70627438.81%
Hispanic47320142.49%
Black25312248.22%
Other964546.88%
Native1371410.22%

22.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.06%

Male Poverty Rate

20.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton County, Michigan is Asian, with 62.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton County, Michigan is Native, with 10.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.73%.

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.73%
High School16.51%
Some College13.06%
Bachelors or Greater9.63%

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.54%
Female Unemployed38.70%
Male Employed14.87%
Female Employed14.01%

Houghton County, Michigan Income

Houghton County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,080$52,015
Families$55,835$67,398
Married Families$63,680$75,297
Non Families$21,381$28,923

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Houghton County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by War

2,745

Number of Veterans

2,569

Male Veterans

176

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,057
First Gulf War453
Korea332
Second Gulf War275
World War II117

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74751
75+721
35 to 54680
55 to 64438
18 to 34155

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6459.73%
Asian323.31%
Hispanic276.80%
Black238.58%
2 or More194.19%
Indian1711.41%
Hawaiian7100.00%
Other22.04%

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Education

9.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Employment Status

Houghton County, Michigan Employment by Age

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Employment by Race

Houghton County, Michigan Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Houghton County, Michigan

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Houghton770879872793.62%
Hancock46344586-48-1.04%
Laurium19771947-30-1.52%
Lake Linden1007993-14-1.39%
South Range758748-10-1.32%
Calumet726706-20-2.75%
Copper City190187-3-1.58%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990