Houghton County

Houghton County, Michigan

401 E Houghton Ave
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 482-1150
Fax: (906) 483-0364
www.houghtoncounty.net

On the northwest coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI; organized Mar 19, 1845 from Marquette, Schoolcraft, and Ontonagon counties. Name Origin: For Douglas Houghton (1809-45), professor and pioneer state geologist (1834-41)

Area (sq mi):: 1501.56 (land 1011.72; water 489.84) Population per square mile: 35.30
Population 2005: 35,705 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 1.60% Population 2000: 36,016 (White 95.10%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 1.80%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,078; median household $28,817; Population below poverty level: 16.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,436-$20,747
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 15.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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No one was injured in Wednesday nights landing of SkyWest Airlines flight 5061 at Houghton County Memorial Airport near the cities of Houghton and Hancock.
Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that Houghton County Memorial Airport will receive a $1,629,463 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which will be used to rehabilitate the runway and apron, as well as purchase snow removal equipment.
MT: For example, at one time, Houghton County in the Upper Peninsula was one of the most populated counties in the whole state because of mining.
A Houghton County, Michigan, jury convicted Nassiri last Wednesday, the third day of his trial.
AT&T (NYSE: T) said its mobile Internet network is now available in Houghton County, Iron County and Montcalm County, Michigan, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers in these areas.
Houghton County, Grand Rapids and Manistee County, Mich.
6 percent of its population foreign-born in 1870, the Keweenaw's Houghton County had the third largest foreign-born population in America.
Through its established outreach program, "Water on the Go," the institute will provide in classroom watershed education and hands-on instruction for middle school students throughout Houghton County Michigan.
Notes: a pre-bid meeting is scheduled for monday, june 12, 2017, at 10:30 am, at the terminal building, houghton county memorial airport, 23810 airpark blvd.
A month later, Houghton County granted the right-of-way over that portion of the Mineral Range State Road running through its jurisdiction.
Notes: a pre-bid meeting is scheduled for monday, june 12, 2017, at 11:30 am, at the terminal building, houghton county memorial airport, 23810 airpark blvd.
Hayes was a state senator, McLain served on Houghton County boards, and Charters is a former (and longest-serving) chair of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC).