Houghton Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Houghton Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Houghton Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 3,466 as of July 1, 2017. Houghton Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houghton Lake is located at latitude 44.3108 and longitude -84.7623 in Roscommon County. The formal boundaries for the Houghton Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.87 sq. miles and a water area of 1.63 sq. miles. Roscommon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The Houghton Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393055) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Houghton Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Roscommon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Roscommon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Houghton Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,466
Daytime Population: Workers 1,662
Daytime Population: Residents 2,172
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,834
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 3,392
Population in Familes 2,440
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 590
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $31,698
Average Household Income $46,814
Per Capita Income $22,353


Total Housing Units 3,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,195 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,720 (51.4%)
Median Home Value $91,851
Average Home Value $140,586


Total Households 1,626
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 926
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 0.16% -0.14%
Households 0.24% -0.07%
Families 0.27% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Houghton Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houghton Lake to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 219 68th
Population Density # 481 31st
Diversity Index # 552 20th
Median Household Income # 652 6th
Per Capita Income # 424 39th

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