Houghton demographics profile

StatisticHoughtonMichiganNational
Population7,9249,909,600318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,84510191
Median age22.539.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.6:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)27%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%41%43%
Speak English84%91%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%
Houghton, MI has a population of 7,924 and is the 4,724th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,845 per sq mi which is 1729% higher than the Michigan average and 1937% higher than the national average. The median age in Houghton is 23 which is approximately 43% lower than the Michigan average of 40. In Houghton, 27% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 55% of Houghton residents were born in Michigan, 29% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 15% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Houghton is 1729% higher than Michigan.
  • The median age in Houghton is 43% lower than Michigan.
  • In Houghton 82.80% of the population is White.
  • In Houghton 2.16% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Houghton 10.79% of the population is Asian.

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Houghton population breakdown by race

RaceHoughtonMichiganNational
White82.80%78.89%73.35%
Black or African American2.16%13.89%12.63%
Asian10.79%2.79%5.22%
American Indian0.72%0.53%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.92%2.74%3.06%
Other race0.62%1.12%4.75%
In Houghton, 2.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Houghton, MI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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