Houghton is a city located in Houghton County Michigan. Houghton has a 2020 population of 8,522. It is also the county seat of Houghton County. Houghton is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 1.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,386 in 2010.
The average household income in Houghton is $45,649 with a poverty rate of 38.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $667 per month, and the median house value is $171,400. The median age in Houghton is 22.1 years, 21.5 years for males, and 25.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Houghtonwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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 89.83%.
85.08% of Houghton residents speak only English, while 14.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.08% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton is Multiple, with 63.06% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton is Hispanic, with 36.29% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 55.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.41%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Houghton
87.32% of Houghton residents were born in the United States, with 58.50% having been born in Michigan. 10.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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