Houghton County

Houghton County, Michigan

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

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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The Houghton County Historical Society's artifacts and storage building were severely damaged, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars' worth of damage.
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.
In closing arguments, Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makinen concentrated on what led to Nezami's death.
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.
With 56.6 percent of its population foreign-born in 1870, the Keweenaw's Houghton County had the third largest foreign-born population in America.
The Houghton County Historical Society was severely hit and is in desperate need of help and donations to save its collections and research facilities.
A Houghton County, Michigan, jury convicted Nassiri last Wednesday, the third day of his trial.
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.