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Population (year 2000): 7,010. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,076 (+0.9% change)
Males: 4,321 (61.6%), Females: 2,689 (38.4%)

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Median resident age: 21.7 years
Median household income: $21,186 (year 2000)
Median house value: $92,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Houghton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.7%)
  • Chinese (3.2%)
  • Black (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (25.3%), Irish (11.5%), English (11.3%), Polish (8.5%), French (6.2%), Italian (5.4%).

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Elevation: 607 feet

Land area: 4.3 square miles

Houghton,

For population 25 years and over in Houghton

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 9.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Houghton city

  • Never married: 67.2%
  • Now married: 25.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

8.4% Foreign born (5.4% Asia, 1.2% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -573 (-7.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bay, WI Green (184.0 miles pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Milwaukee, (284.2 miles pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (369.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI Hancock, (2.5 miles Range, MI South (6.3 miles MI (9.7 miles Hubbell, MI Calumet, (11.7 miles MI (11.8 miles Laurium, Linden, MI (11.9 miles Lake City, MI Copper (16.7 miles Ahmeek, MI (16.9 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 16 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $156,700

Latitude: 47.12 N, Longitude: 88.56 W

Area code: 906


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (57.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.5%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,534 (+50.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,153 (73.2%)


 

Crime in Houghton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.3
Assaults 0 1 2 4
    per 100,000 0.0 14.3 28.5 57.1
Burglaries 1 5 7 3
    per 100,000 14.3 71.3 99.9 42.8
Thefts 70 87 66 68
    per 100,000 998.6 1241.1 941.5 970.0
Auto thefts 3 3 2 3
    per 100,000 42.8 42.8 28.5 42.8
44.4 60.9 52.6 60.9


Average climate in Houghton, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Houghton,
Hospitals/medical centers near Houghton:
  • PORTAGE HEALTH SYSTEM (about 3 miles; HANCOCK, MI)
  • KEWEENAW MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; LAURIUM, MI)
  • BARAGA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; L' ANSE, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Houghton:
  • HOUGHTON COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 7 miles; HANCOCK, MI; ID: CMX)
  • FORD (about 95 miles; IRON MOUNTAIN KINGSFORD, MI; ID: IMT)
  • SAWYER INTERNATIONAL (about 98 miles; MARQUETTE, MI; ID: SAW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Houghton:
  • PRICKETT-GROOMS FLD (about 44 miles; SIDNAW, MI; ID: 6Y9)
  • ONTONAGON COUNTY (about 59 miles; ONTONAGON, MI; ID: OGM)
  • STAMBAUGH (about 73 miles; STAMBAUGH, MI; ID: Y73)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8 $30,283 $45,424 3 $3,031
Other Government Administration 2 $9,365 $56,190 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $8,511 $25,533 1 $664
Transit 1 $2,035 $24,420 10 $15,474
Water Supply 2 $6,199 $37,194 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   4 $4,390
Streets and Highways 13 $51,932 $47,937 3 $4,202
Firefighters 1 $3,658 $43,896 0 $0
Police - Other 0 $0   2 $1,543
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   5 $1,430
Totals for Government 31 $111,982 $43,347 28 $30,735


College/University in Houghton:
  • MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,779; Location: 1400 TOWNSEND DR; Public; Website: www.mtu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Houghton:
  • NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; MARQUETTE, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,374)
  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 167 miles; WAUSAU, WI; FT enrollment: 2,039)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY (about 187 miles; GREEN BAY, WI; FT enrollment: 4,794)
  • NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 187 miles; GREEN BAY, WI; FT enrollment: 4,198)
  • SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE (about 189 miles; DE PERE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 191 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; FT enrollment: 8,083)
  • FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT APPLETON (about 193 miles; APPLETON, WI; FT enrollment: 3,364)
Public high school in Houghton:
  • HOUGHTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 1603 GUNDLACH ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Houghton:
  • HOUGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 203 W. JACKER STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HOUGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 1603 GUNDLACH ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
Library in Houghton:
  • PORTAGE LAKE DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $278,183; Location: 105 HURON STREET; 41,195 books; 2,461 audio materials; 835 video materials; 122 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Houghton: Micheal Messner Coal Dock (A), Sands Development Company (B), Superior Block Company (C), Hamar Quandt Company (D).

Lake: Huron Lake (A).


Houghton compared to Michigan state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Houghton:
  • WCCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMPL (920 AM; 1 kW; HANCOCK, MI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Houghton:
  • WGLI (98.7 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WOLV (97.7 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WHKB (102.3 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKMJ-FM (93.5 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: VICTOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W260AC (99.9 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WGGL-FM (91.1 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMTU-FM (91.9 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WCUP (105.7 FM; L'ANSE, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • W224AO (92.7 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Houghton:
  • WBKP (Channel 5; CALUMET, MI; Owner: SCANLAN TELEVISION, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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