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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A Houghton County, Michigan, jury convicted Nassiri last Wednesday, the third day of his trial.
Upper Peninsula Power Company became incorporated in 1947 through a merger involving three smaller electric companies Houghton County Electric Light Company, Copper District Power Company and the Iron Range Light and Power Company.
Marquette County (Lead Agency): $211,188, to demolish 29 blighted residential structures in Alger County, Delta County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, and Marquette County.
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.
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.
We provide these services so that Michigan's motorists can be assured a safe and reliable road system," explained James Manderfield, county highway engineer for the Houghton County Road Commission and chairman of the County Road Association of Michigan's negotiation committee.