Houghton County MI Information


Houghton County Subdivisions

Houghton County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,069
Population in Households 35,060
Population in Familes 24,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,009
Population Density1 38
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 14,529
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 8,139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,959 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,570 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,509 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $90,106
Average Home Value $122,761


Median Household Income $36,083
Average Household Income $50,494
Per Capita Income $19,851
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% -0.02%
Households 0.33% -0.16%
Families 0.09% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Houghton County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houghton County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 49th
Population Density1 # 59 30th
Diversity Index2 # 51 40th
Median Household Income # 78 7th
Per Capita Income # 78 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.