Houghton, Michigan Population 2020

7,947

Houghton is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 7,947, it is the 113th largest city in Michigan and the 3646th largest city in the United States. Houghton is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually but its population has increased by 3.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,708 in 2010. Houghton reached it's highest population of 7,993 in 2018. Spanning over 5 miles, Houghton has a population density of 1,814 people per square mile.

The average household income in Houghton is $43,981 with a poverty rate of 43.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $684 per month, and the median house value is $148,200. The median age in Houghton is 21.8 years, 21.4 years for males, and 23.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 180.5 males.

Houghton Demographics

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

  • White: 83.20%
  • Asian: 10.39%
  • Black or African American: 2.43%
  • Two or more races: 2.42%
  • Other race: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Houghton, Michigan is 7,947, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,993.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,708.

Houghton, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,998-167-0.44%
201938,165-167-0.44%
201838,332-167-0.44%
201738,499-72-0.19%
201638,5711650.43%
201538,406-236-0.61%
201438,642-172-0.45%
201338,814-94-0.24%
201238,908-44-0.11%
201138,952530.14%
201038,8990.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,60183.20%
Asian82410.39%
Black or African American1932.43%
Two or More Races1922.42%
Some Other Race901.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.43%

Houghton Population Pyramid 2020

Houghton Median Age

21.8


Total

21.4


Male

23.8


Female

Houghton Adults

There are 7,095 adults, (645 of whom are seniors) in Houghton.

Houghton Age Dependency

23

Age Dependency Ratio

10

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton Sex Ratio

Female

2,829

35.66%

Male

5,105

64.34%

Houghton Households and Families

Houghton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houghton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.9%28.1%
Male53.7%46.3%
All35.5%64.5%
Female35.4%64.6%
Non Family19.6%80.4%

35.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4702.4535.5
Non Family1,6412.0819.6
Married6803.0271.9
Female822.8835.4
Male674.9953.7

3.06

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houghton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade60.21%
9th to 12th Grade1043.71%
High School Graduate57820.64%
Some College43415.50%
Associates Degree1174.18%
Bachelors Degree71125.39%
Graduate Degree85030.36%

Houghton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,2232,1491,175
Asian348348312
Black868628
Multiple Races6743
Hispanic655941
Native American1155

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 89.66%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,105$31,250$25,174
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$25,662$27,656$18,523
Some College$20,326$29,861$18,958
Bachelors Degree$21,591$22,257$20,329
Graduate Degree$52,115$61,161$48,608

$28,105

Average Earnings

$31,250

Average Male

$25,174

Average Female

Houghton Language

Houghton Language by Age

Houghton Language

86.45% of Houghton residents speak only English, while 13.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.87% of the population.

Houghton Poverty

Houghton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,7051,84339.17%
Asian79546358.24%
Black15910062.89%
Multiple1759051.43%
Other8383100.00%
Hispanic1355742.22%
Native19842.11%

43.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

50.67%

Male Poverty Rate

32.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton is White, with 39.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 57.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.27%
Some College35.62%
High School18.37%
Bachelors or Greater16.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed64.02%
Male Employed37.54%
Female Employed33.21%

Houghton Income

Houghton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$24,133$43,981
Families$80,956$83,899
Married Families$90,714-
Non Families$17,901$23,712

Houghton Marital Status

Houghton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

18.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.6%

Male Marriage Rate

26.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton Married by Age and Sex

Houghton 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 35-44.

Houghton Marital Status by Race

Houghton Veterans

201

Number of Veterans

194

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam91
First Gulf War38
Second Gulf War36
Korea10
World War II8
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7491
35 to 5453
75+27
18 to 3427
55 to 643
Name Veterans % of Total
White1712.91%
Black2112.57%
Asian91.13%

$Houghton Veterans by Education

1.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton Employment Status

47%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton 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

58.18%

Born in Michigan

87.31%

Native Born

12.69%

Foreign Born

10.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.31% of Houghton residents were born in the United States, with 58.18% having been born in Michigan. 10.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,947-23-0.29%
20197,970-23-0.29%
20187,993831.05%
20177,910-23-0.29%
20167,933130.16%
20157,920280.35%
20147,892-8-0.10%
20137,900730.93%
20127,8271111.44%
20117,71660.08%
20107,7107000.96%
20007,010-488-0.67%
19907,498-14-0.02%
19807,5121,4452.16%
19706,0672,6745.98%
19603,393-436-1.20%
19503,8291360.36%
19403,693-64-0.17%
19303,757-709-1.71%
19204,466-647-1.34%
19105,1131,7544.29%
19003,3590.00%