Houghton employment information

Income per capita$16,641$26,143$28,555
Median household income$28,688$49,087$53,482
Median income owner occupied$80,150$60,317$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,403$26,554$33,219
Median earnings male$7,708$34,444$36,116
Median earnings female$9,396$22,340$25,692
Unemployment rate4.5%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level41.5%16.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Houghton is 42% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Houghton is 46% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Houghton is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Houghton is 166% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Houghton median earnings by income bracket

Houghton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector8.1%0.6%
Financial & insurance services0.9%3.4%
Wholesale & retail services5.5%10.7%
Public administration1.8%1.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.9%0.0%
Education, health & social services49.2%51.5%

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Laurium, MI2,001$34,48536%
Hancock, MI4,622$32,25040%
Houghton, MI7,897$28,68846%

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Bridge City, TX7,898$63,23418%
Crookston, MN7,899$47,78611%
Dexter, MO7,902$33,76037%
Camp Hill, PA7,891$65,19222%
Webster City, IA7,905$39,72926%
Houghton, MI7,897$28,68846%
Source: The Houghton, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.