Houghton employment information

IndexHoughtonMichiganNational
Income per capita$16,046$27,549$29,829
Median household income$28,603$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,292$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$16,886$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$7,863$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$9,484$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate2.6%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level41.7%16.3%15.1%
The Houghton, MI employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Houghton is $16,046, which is 42% lower than than the Michigan average and 46% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $28,603, which is 44% lower than than the Michigan average and 48% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Houghton is 3%, which is 44% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Houghton is 42% which is 176% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$19,066$28,603$57,206
City
$33,865$50,803$101,606
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Houghton is 46% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Houghton is 48% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Houghton is 44% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Houghton is 176% higher than the national average.

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Houghton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.8%0.0%
Manufacturing sector10.0%0.8%
Financial & insurance services1.9%1.4%
Wholesale & retail services3.1%14.0%
Public administration0.9%0.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services40.1%49.9%
Other32.2%25.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hubbell, MI1,025$41,40625%
Dollar Bay, MI783$40,62527%
Laurium, MI2,007$36,70134%
Hancock, MI4,596$35,69835%
Copper City, MI255$33,75039%
Houghton, MI7,924$28,60348%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fern Park, FL7,924$50,8248%
Wilmington Manor, DE7,923$51,9336%
Temple Hills, MD7,927$67,73522%
West Athens, CA7,921$40,75626%
Silver Springs Shores, FL7,929$26,90951%
Houghton, MI7,924$28,60348%
Source: The Houghton, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).