Houghton County

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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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