Houghton, MI 49931 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49931: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Houghton, MI 49931

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 498
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,415
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 984
  • County: Houghton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.115, Longitude -88.563
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Houghton, MI 49931 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,326
Population in Households 8,035
Population in Familes 4,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,291
Population Density1 374
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 3,297
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,456
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,605 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,498 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,799 (49.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $122,222
Average Home Value $157,844


Median Household Income $26,765
Average Household Income $47,232
Per Capita Income $16,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.0%
Households 0.33% -0.14%
Families 0.11% -0.28%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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, MI 49931 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49931 to the other 987 ZIP Codes 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 # 317 68th
Population Density1 # 315 68th
Diversity Index2 # 247 75th
Median Household Income # 951 4th
Per Capita Income # 935 5th

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