Houghton County, Michigan Population 2024

36,217

Houghton County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 36,217 with a growth rate of -1.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Houghton County, Michigan is the 44th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 36,729 and has seen a growth of -1.39% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202934,172-409-1.18%
202834,581-409-1.17%
202734,990-409-1.16%
202635,399-409-1.14%
202535,808-409-1.13%
202436,217-409-1.12%
202336,626-409-1.1%
202237,035-409-1.09%
202137,4442060.55%
202037,2381,5294.28%
201935,709-284-0.79%
201835,993-277-0.76%
201736,270-84-0.23%
201636,3541060.29%
201536,248-239-0.66%
201436,487-204-0.56%
201336,691-61-0.17%
201236,752-28-0.08%
201136,780510.14%
201036,729
199035,446-2,426-6.41%
198037,8723,2209.29%
197034,652-1,002-2.81%
196035,654-4,117-10.35%
195039,771-7,860-16.5%
194047,631-5,220-9.88%
193052,851-19,079-26.52%
192071,930-16,168-18.35%
191088,09822,03533.35%
190066,06330,67486.68%
189035,38912,91657.47%
188022,4738,59461.92%
187013,8794,64550.3%
18609,2348,5261204.24%
1850708-33,464-97.93%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.12% (-409)
County Website
Houghton County
County Seat
2010 Population
36,729
Area
1009 mi²
Density
36 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.39% (-512)
Founded
1846

Houghton County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,32691.75%
Asian1,0462.8%
Two or more races1,0432.79%
Black or African American4301.15%
Other race3811.02%
Native American1680.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander200.05%
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Houghton County, Michigan Population by Race

Houghton County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Houghton County, Michigan Median Age

31.9

Total

28.2

Male

38

Female

Houghton County, Michigan Adults

There are 30,053 adults, (6,514 of whom are seniors) in Houghton County, Michigan.

Houghton County, Michigan Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female16,83845%
Male20,57655%

Houghton County, Michigan Population by Age

Houghton County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,1732.386931
Non Family6,4461.3948.951.1
Married6,1103.2290.99.1
Female1,0573.3160.839.2
Male5602.8176.623.4
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3.13

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Houghton County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Houghton County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houghton County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 75.09%.

Houghton County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,709

Average Earnings

$45,612

Average Male

$30,372

Average Female

Houghton County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houghton County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Houghton County, Michigan Language

92.62% of Houghton County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 7.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.98% of the population.

Houghton County, Michigan Language

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White31,4815,24616.66%
Multiple92123625.62%
Asian64116325.43%
Hispanic56515226.9%
Black27010840%
Other1386244.93%
Native16895.36%
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17.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.22%

Male Poverty Rate

16.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton County, Michigan is Other, with 44.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton County, Michigan is Native, with 5.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.91%.

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.52%
High School16.6%
Some College9.88%
Bachelors or Greater6.79%
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Houghton County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed53.24%
Female Unemployed29.15%
Female Employed16.34%
Male Employed10.32%
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Houghton County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houghton County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Houghton County, Michigan 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 County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,124

Number of Veterans

1,911

Male Veterans

213

Female Veterans

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Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Houghton County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Houghton County, Michigan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.89%

Born in Houghton County, Michigan

94.24%

Native Born

5.76%

Foreign Born

4.22%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.24% of Houghton County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 72.89% having been born in Michigan. 4.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Houghton County, Michigan Place of Birth

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