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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A Houghton County, Michigan, jury convicted Nassiri last Wednesday, the third day of his trial.
Figure refers to counties with populations exceeding 10,000, of which in 1870 there were only five with a majority foreign-born population: Cameron County, Texas, 63.3 percent; Marquette County, Michigan, 61.4 percent; Houghton County, Michigan, 56.6 percent; Sanilac County, Michigan, 52.9 percent; Carver County, Minnesota, 51.1 percent.