Houghton County MI Information


Houghton County Subdivisions

Houghton County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,793
Daytime Population: Workers 14,917
Daytime Population: Residents 22,792
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,709
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 34,717
Population in Familes 24,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,076
Population Density2 38
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $38,236
Average Household Income $53,713
Per Capita Income $21,290


Total Housing Units 18,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,901 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,658 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,359 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $94,333
Average Home Value $128,373


Total Households 14,559
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 8,123
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.43% -0.02%
Households 0.31% -0.03%
Families 0.05% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.08%


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, 2017 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 # 79 6th
Per Capita Income # 75 11th

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