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Encyclopedia > Houghton County, Michigan
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Houghton County is a county located in the state of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 36,016. Its county seat is Houghton6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,889 km≤ (1,502 mi≤). 2,620 km≤ (1,012 mi≤) of it is land and 1,269 km≤ (490 mi≤) of it is water. The total area is 32.62% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 36,016 people, 13,793 households, and 8,137 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km≤ (36/mi≤). There are 17,748 housing units at an average density of 7/km≤ (18/mi≤). The racial makeup of the county is 95.52% White, 0.94% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 13,793 households out of which 26.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.50% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.00% are non-families. 32.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.04.


In the county the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 19.10% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 113.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $28,817, and the median income for a family is $38,635. Males have a median income of $30,200 versus $22,468 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,078. 16.80% of the population and 9.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.10% of those under the age of 18 and 13.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

  • Hancock
  • Houghton

Villages

  • Calumet
  • Copper City
  • Lake Linden
  • Laurium
  • South Range

Unincorporated Communities

  • Atlantic Mine
  • Dodgeville
  • Dollar Bay
  • Dreamland
  • Franklin Mine
  • Hubbell
  • Hurontown
  • Jacobsville
  • Senter

Townships

  • Adams Township
  • Calumet Township
  • Chassell Township
  • Duncan Township
  • Elm River Township
  • Franklin Township
  • Hancock Township
  • Laird Township
  • Osceola Township
  • Portage Township
  • Quincy Township
  • Schoolcraft Township
  • Stanton Township
  • Torch Lake Township

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Houghton County, Michigan at AllExperts (486 words)
In the county the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 19.10% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,817, and the median income for a family was $38,635.
The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates themajor local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administerspublic health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare andother social services.
Houghton County, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (458 words)
Houghton County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan.
As of the census² of 2000, there were 36,016 people, 13,793 households, and 8,137 families residing in the county.
The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services.
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