Houghton Lake, Michigan Population 2022

5,668
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Houghton Lake is a city located in Roscommon County Michigan. Houghton Lake has a 2020 population of 5,668. Houghton Lake is currently growing at a rate of 3.41% annually and its population has increased by 7.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,294 in 2010.

The average household income in Houghton Lake is $39,171 with a poverty rate of 21.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $646 per month, and the median house value is $110,500. The median age in Houghton Lake is 55.7 years, 55.4 years for males, and 56.1 years for females.

Houghton Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Houghton Lakewas:

  • White: 97.91%
  • Two or more races: 2.07%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Houghton Lake, Michigan is 5,668 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,294.

Houghton Lake, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,47997.91%
Asian10.02%
Two or More Races1162.07%
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Houghton Lake Population by Race

Houghton Lake Population Pyramid 2022

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Houghton Lake Median Age

55.5


Total

52.4


Male

56.4


Female

Houghton Lake Adults

There are 4,766 adults, (1,675 of whom are seniors) in Houghton Lake.

Houghton Lake Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

54.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton Lake Sex Ratio

Female

2,765

49.41%

Male

2,831

50.59%

Houghton Lake Population by Age

Houghton Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Houghton Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
All70.1%29.9%
Female64.8%35.2%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Male60.2%39.8%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Houghton Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8071.9670.1
Married1,1642.5180.4
Male1612.9360.2
Female2103.1964.8
Non Family1,2721.1362.8

2.6

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

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Houghton Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade420.92%
9th to 12th Grade52811.62%
High School Graduate1,64636.22%
Some College1,20126.43%
Associates Degree4439.75%
Bachelors Degree2244.93%
Graduate Degree46010.12%
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Houghton Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houghton Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic817416
White4,3463,792668
Asian11
2+ Races116107

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 19.75%.

Houghton Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,688$30,306$17,670
Less Than 9th Grade$12,083$$
High School Graduate$18,021$29,608$11,393
Some College$21,955$31,360$17,475
Bachelors Degree$40,000$$
Graduate Degree$61,315$37,917$61,883

$25,688

Average Earnings

$30,306

Average Male

$17,670

Average Female

Houghton Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houghton Lake Language by Age

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Houghton Lake Language

98.91% of Houghton Lake residents speak only English, while 1.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.70% of the population.

Houghton Lake Language

Houghton Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian11100.00%
White5,2881,14921.73%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1201714.17%

21.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.34%

Male Poverty Rate

21.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton Lake is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton Lake is Hispanic, with 14.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.76%.

Houghton Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.45%
High School30.62%
Some College12.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.75%

Houghton Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.96%
Male Unemployed11.96%
Female Employed13.96%
Female Unemployed66.67%

Houghton Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houghton Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,150$48,313
Families$51,551$55,756
Married Families$55,771-
Non Families$27,629$39,049
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Income by Household Type

Houghton Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton Lake Married by Age and Sex

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Houghton Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Houghton Lake Marital Status by Race

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Houghton Lake Marital Status

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486

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War38
Vietnam183
Korea81
World War II9

Houghton Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3411
35 to 5493
55 to 6490
65 to 74114
75+178

Houghton Lake Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White47710.26%
2+ Races97.76%

Houghton Lake Veterans by Race

Houghton Lake Veterans by Education

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19.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton Lake Veterans by Education

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43.7%

Labor Force Participation

40.2%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton Lake Employment by Age

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Houghton Lake Employment by Race

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Houghton Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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88.76%

Born in Houghton Lake

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.23% of Houghton Lake residents were born in the United States, with 88.76% having been born in Michigan. 0.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Houghton Lake Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20103,4270.00%
20113,6141875.46%
20123,8011875.17%
20133,9881874.92%
20144,1751874.69%
20154,3621874.48%
20164,5491874.29%
20174,7361874.11%
20184,9231873.95%
20195,1101873.80%
20205,2941843.60%
20215,4811873.53%
20225,6681873.41%

Houghton Lake Population by Year