Houghton County MI Information


Houghton County Subdivisions

Houghton County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 37,548
Population in Households 34,434
Population in Familes 24,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,114
Population Density1 37
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $39,008
Average Household Income $55,809
Per Capita Income $22,128


Total Housing Units 18,985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,985 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,493 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,507 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $98,864
Average Home Value $140,746


Total Households 14,478
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 8,044
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% -0.03%
Households 0.21% -0.02%
Families -0.07% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.89%


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, 2018 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 Density # 59 30th
Diversity Index # 50 41st
Median Household Income # 75 11th
Per Capita Income # 74 12th

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