Houghton County, Michigan Population 2019

Houghton County, Michigan's estimated population is 36,397 with a growth rate of -0.10% 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
201836,219-178-0.49%
201736,397-35-0.10%
201636,4321490.41%
201536,283-185-0.51%
201436,468-204-0.56%
201336,672-69-0.19%
201236,741-32-0.09%
201136,773430.12%
201036,7301,2843.62%
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
White33,948
Asian1,059
Two or More Races792
Black or African American279
Some Other Race124
American Indian and Alaska Native116
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15

Houghton County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2019

Houghton County, Michigan Median Age

32.9


Total

28.9


Male

37.6


Female

Houghton County, Michigan Adults

There are 28,930 adults, (5,914 of whom are seniors) in Houghton County, Michigan.

Houghton County, Michigan Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

16,620

45.74%

Male

19,713

54.26%

Houghton County, Michigan Households and Families

Houghton County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houghton County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
Male83.1%16.9%
All68.5%31.5%
Female60.8%39.2%
Non Family47.5%52.5%

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1572.5868.5
Married6,1813.2987.6
Non Family5,6231.5647.5
Female8983.6360.8
Male4553.5983.1

3.26

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houghton County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5592.64%
9th to 12th Grade1,1435.39%
High School Graduate6,98332.95%
Some College3,83718.10%
Associates Degree1,7068.05%
Bachelors Degree4,17219.68%
Graduate Degree2,79413.18%

Houghton County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,89418,3166,320
Asian522499413
Multiple Races33325462
Hispanic285249155
Black16115915
Native American787233
Other Race514831
Islander6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 79.12%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,841$38,420$27,098
Less Than High School$20,953$22,449$6,429
High School Grad$25,569$29,821$19,794
Some College$27,377$32,875$23,693
Bachelors Degree$39,119$50,465$33,636
Graduate Degree$52,500$72,019$46,869

$31,841

Average Earnings

$38,420

Average Male

$27,098

Average Female

Houghton County, Michigan Language

Houghton County, Michigan Language by Age

Houghton County, Michigan Language

93.93% of Houghton County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 6.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian, which is spoken by 2.03% of the population.

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,4256,11919.47%
Asian99450851.11%
Multiple76126034.17%
Hispanic48717836.55%
Black24914156.63%
Other1155245.22%
Native981919.39%

21.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.52%

Male Poverty Rate

18.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton County, Michigan is Black, with 56.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton County, Michigan is Native, with 19.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.15%
High School16.54%
Some College14.94%
Bachelors or Greater7.23%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.89%
Female Unemployed42.24%
Female Employed16.09%
Male Employed14.58%

Houghton County, Michigan Income

Houghton County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,379$55,644
Families$58,772$72,509
Married Families$67,069$80,217
Non Families$22,012$31,029

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans

2,447

Number of Veterans

2,260

Male Veterans

187

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam958
First Gulf War407
Second Gulf War341
Korea258
World War II121

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3198.60%
Asian414.29%
2 or More397.98%
Black238.49%
Hispanic194.69%
Indian1917.43%
Hawaiian6100.00%

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Education

8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Employment Status

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

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%
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