Houghton County, Michigan Population 2020

Houghton County, Michigan's estimated population is 35,863 with a growth rate of -0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Houghton County, Michigan is the 43rd largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202035,863-178-0.49%
201936,041-178-0.49%
201836,219-178-0.49%
201736,397-35-0.10%
201636,4321490.41%
201536,283-185-0.51%
201436,468-204-0.56%
201336,672-69-0.19%
201236,741-32-0.09%
201136,773430.12%
201036,7301,2843.62%
199035,446-2,426-6.41%
198037,8723,2209.29%
197034,652-1,002-2.81%
196035,654-4,117-10.35%
195039,771-7,860-16.50%
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%
187013,8794,64550.30%
18609,2348,5261204.24%
18507080.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.49%
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Founded
1846[1]
County Seat

Houghton County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,81993.01%
Asian1,0822.98%
Two or More Races8602.37%
Black or African American2750.76%
Some Other Race1910.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native1040.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.08%

Houghton County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Houghton County, Michigan Median Age

32.7


Total

28.8


Male

37.5


Female

Houghton County, Michigan Adults

There are 29,011 adults, (6,033 of whom are seniors) in Houghton County, Michigan.

Houghton County, Michigan Age Dependency

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

16,692

45.91%

Male

19,668

54.09%

Houghton County, Michigan Households and Families

Houghton County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houghton County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
Male82.3%17.7%
All67.9%32.1%
Female61.5%38.5%
Non Family46%54%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3402.5467.9
Married6,2433.2387.9
Non Family5,7541.5646
Female8733.4761.5
Male4703.5782.3

3.22

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houghton County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4482.11%
9th to 12th Grade1,0695.04%
High School Graduate7,16033.75%
Some College3,73917.62%
Associates Degree1,7598.29%
Bachelors Degree3,99518.83%
Graduate Degree3,04614.36%

Houghton County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,83918,4536,391
Asian553542454
Multiple Races36128570
Hispanic30025697
Black14013828
Other Race765324
Native American56505
Islander125

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 82.10%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,883$40,813$27,307
Less Than High School$$27,731$5,000
High School Grad$26,074$30,962$21,218
Some College$30,302$36,375$25,780
Bachelors Degree$41,392$49,798$35,441
Graduate Degree$53,761$64,038$49,880

$32,883

Average Earnings

$40,813

Average Male

$27,307

Average Female

Houghton County, Michigan Language

Houghton County, Michigan Language by Age

Houghton County, Michigan Language

94.07% of Houghton County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 5.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty

Houghton County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,1165,94519.11%
Asian1,04847945.71%
Multiple83930236.00%
Hispanic52016331.35%
Black24112853.11%
Other1818647.51%
Native851315.29%

20.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.58%

Male Poverty Rate

17.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton County, Michigan is Black, with 53.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton County, Michigan is Native, with 15.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.50%
High School15.30%
Some College14.82%
Bachelors or Greater7.70%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.45%
Female Unemployed33.10%
Male Employed14.97%
Female Employed14.92%

Houghton County, Michigan Income

Houghton County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,852$58,202
Families$61,759$76,479
Married Families$68,812$82,333
Non Families$23,253$31,935

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Houghton County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Houghton County, Michigan Veterans

2,407

Number of Veterans

2,230

Male Veterans

177

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam999
First Gulf War410
Second Gulf War281
Korea230
World War II95
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74750
75+636
35 to 54563
55 to 64339
18 to 34119
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2628.40%
Asian575.60%
Hispanic419.45%
2 or More397.24%
Black218.79%
Indian1818.95%
Hawaiian758.33%
Other31.72%

$Houghton County, Michigan Veterans by Education

8.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton County, Michigan Employment Status

54.5%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton County, Michigan 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

74.21%

Born in Michigan

95.31%

Native Born

4.69%

Foreign Born

3.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.31% of Houghton County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 74.21% having been born in Michigan. 3.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990