Houghton Lake, Michigan Population 2020

3,544

Houghton Lake is a city located in Michigan. Houghton Lake has a 2020 population of 3,544. Houghton Lake is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,427 in 2010. Houghton Lake reached it's highest population of 3,544 in 2018.

The average household income in Houghton Lake is $35,411 with a poverty rate of 26.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $634 per month, and the median house value is $87,600. The median age in Houghton Lake is 52.1 years, 51.9 years for males, and 52.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males.

Houghton Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 98.73%
  • Native American: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.20%
  • Two or more races: 0.14%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Houghton Lake, Michigan is 3,544, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,544.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,427.

Houghton Lake, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,49998.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.93%
Some Other Race70.20%
Two or More Races50.14%

Houghton Lake Population Pyramid 2020

Houghton Lake Median Age

52.1


Total

51.9


Male

52.2


Female

Houghton Lake Adults

There are 2,920 adults, (943 of whom are seniors) in Houghton Lake.

Houghton Lake Age Dependency

79.3

Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton Lake Sex Ratio

Female

1,784

50.34%

Male

1,760

49.66%

Houghton Lake Households and Families

Houghton Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houghton Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female85.7%14.3%
Married74.9%25.1%
Male72.7%27.3%
All64.7%35.3%
Non Family50.7%49.3%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5792.1964.7
Non Family7181.1950.7
Married5932.7974.9
Female1404.2885.7
Male1282.7472.7

2.96

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houghton Lake Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade602.18%
9th to 12th Grade2107.62%
High School Graduate1,29747.06%
Some College74527.03%
Associates Degree2378.60%
Bachelors Degree1525.52%
Graduate Degree552.00%

Houghton Lake Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,7012,433202
Hispanic30285
Native American2020
Other Race77
Multiple Races55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 16.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,672$29,629$16,080
Less Than High School$9,250$$
High School Grad$20,114$24,955$
Some College$26,894$31,711$19,000
Bachelors Degree$54,167$54,352$
Graduate Degree$29,048$29,048$

$22,672

Average Earnings

$29,629

Average Male

$16,080

Average Female

Houghton Lake Language

Houghton Lake Language by Age

Houghton Lake Language

99.31% of Houghton Lake residents speak only English, while 0.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Houghton Lake Poverty

Houghton Lake Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,39889726.40%
Native331339.39%

26.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.83%

Male Poverty Rate

27.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton Lake is Native, with 39.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton Lake is White, with 26.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 20.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.21%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School51.60%
High School28.34%
Bachelors or Greater26.09%
Some College15.58%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.23%
Female Employed20.45%
Male Unemployed14.67%
Male Employed14.65%

Houghton Lake Income

Houghton Lake Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,047$35,411
Families$42,560$42,214
Married Families$47,014-
Non Families$15,417$26,704

Houghton Lake Marital Status

Houghton Lake Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton Lake Married by Age and Sex

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

Houghton Lake Veterans

466

Number of Veterans

415

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam180
Korea74
First Gulf War64
World War II
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+165
65 to 74153
35 to 5492
55 to 6456
18 to 34

$Houghton Lake Veterans by Education

15.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton Lake Employment Status

44.4%

Labor Force Participation

38.5%

Employment Rate

13.4%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton Lake Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

85.86%

Born in Michigan

98.70%

Native Born

1.30%

Foreign Born

1.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.70% of Houghton Lake residents were born in the United States, with 85.86% having been born in Michigan. 1.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,5440.00%
20193,5440.00%
20183,544160.45%
20173,5281364.01%
20163,3921564.82%
20153,23631010.59%
20142,9262318.57%
20132,695-114-4.06%
20122,809-296-9.53%
20113,105-322-9.40%
20103,4270.00%