Houghton, Michigan Population 2022

8,522
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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.

Houghton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Houghtonwas:

  • White: 83.56%
  • Asian: 9.96%
  • Black or African American: 2.60%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Native American: 1.33%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Houghton, Michigan is 8,522 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,386.

Houghton, Michigan Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201038,8990.00%
201138,959600.15%
201238,913-46-0.12%
201338,818-95-0.24%
201438,643-175-0.45%
201538,351-292-0.76%
201638,438870.23%
201738,283-155-0.40%
201838,033-250-0.66%
201937,800-233-0.62%
202037,567-233-0.62%
202137,334-233-0.62%

Houghton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,52283.56%
Black or African American2032.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native1041.33%
Asian7779.96%
Some Other Race250.32%
Two or More Races1742.23%
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Houghton Population by Race

Houghton Population Pyramid 2022

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Houghton Median Age

21.9


Total

21.4


Male

25


Female

Houghton Adults

There are 6,908 adults, (695 of whom are seniors) in Houghton.

Houghton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

11.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton Sex Ratio

Female

2,878

36.87%

Male

4,927

63.13%

Houghton Population by Age

Houghton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Houghton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.1%27.9%
Male63.8%36.2%
Female50.9%49.1%
All33.8%66.2%
Non Family18.1%81.9%

33.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Houghton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6472.1233.8
Married6572.9772.1
Male474.7463.8
Female1163.1850.9
Non Family1,8271.6818.1

3.06

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Houghton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade561.91%
9th to 12th Grade1595.42%
High School Graduate56719.32%
Some College44014.99%
Associates Degree1444.91%
Bachelors Degree67122.86%
Graduate Degree89830.60%
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Houghton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houghton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian354354318
White2,2442,1461,168
Hispanic875845
Black939321
Native American8599
2+ Races95608

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%.

Houghton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,753$33,352$20,290
Less Than 9th Grade$9,875$8,583$
High School Graduate$19,495$27,708$17,686
Some College$20,903$$20,625
Bachelors Degree$22,803$22,895$22,679
Graduate Degree$82,361$91,849$

$25,753

Average Earnings

$33,352

Average Male

$20,290

Average Female

Houghton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houghton Language by Age

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Houghton Language

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.

Houghton Language

Houghton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple1579963.06%
Asian71940756.61%
Black1597949.69%
White4,3841,53835.08%
Other16NaN%
Hispanic1244536.29%

38.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

44.14%

Male Poverty Rate

30.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton

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%.

Houghton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.29%
High School13.54%
Some College30.50%
Bachelors or Greater20.94%

Houghton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed36.44%
Male Unemployed83.90%
Female Employed36.20%
Female Unemployed88.61%

Houghton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houghton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$21,802$51,418
Families$83,462$111,395
Married Families$107,798-
Non Families$16,945$24,499
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Income by Household Type

Houghton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

18.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.5%

Male Marriage Rate

26.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton Married by Age and Sex

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Houghton 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 35-44.

Houghton Marital Status by Race

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Houghton Marital Status

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172

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War76
First Gulf War59
Vietnam52
Korea26
World War II

Houghton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 348
35 to 5480
55 to 64
65 to 7452
75+32

Houghton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1372.39%
Black2715.00%
Asian81.10%

Houghton Veterans by Race

Houghton Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton Veterans by Education

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44.1%

Labor Force Participation

40.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton Employment by Age

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Houghton Employment by Race

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Houghton 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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58.50%

Born in Houghton

87.32%

Native Born

12.68%

Foreign Born

10.76%

Non Citizen

1.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Houghton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19003,3590.00%
19105,1131,7544.29%
19204,466-647-1.34%
19303,757-709-1.71%
19403,693-64-0.17%
19503,8291360.36%
19603,393-436-1.20%
19706,0672,6745.98%
19807,5121,4452.16%
19907,498-14-0.02%
20007,010-488-0.67%
20107,7086980.95%
20117,776680.88%
20127,844680.87%
20137,912680.87%
20147,980680.86%
20158,048680.85%
20168,116680.84%
20178,184680.84%
20188,252680.83%
20198,320680.82%
20208,386660.79%
20218,454680.81%
20228,522680.80%

Houghton Population by Year