Houghton County , Michigan

Houghton County: County in Michigan, United States

Houghton County locator map
Location of Houghton County on Michigan map.
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Houghton County Courthouse


Houghton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,628 and a population density of 9 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 35,684 inhabitants. Its county seat is Houghton. The county was created 175 years ago in 1845.


Houghton County is located at 46°59'30"N 88°39'7"W (46.9915500, -88.6520600). It has 4 neighbors: Baraga County, Iron County, Keweenaw County and Ontonagon County.

The largest city of Houghton County is South Range with a population of 729. Other cities include, Hancock population 447, Copper City population 182 and Houghton population 81.


Houghton County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. more

Houghton County map

Houghton County Quick Facts

Population : 35,684 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
Area : 3889 km2
Water as percent of area : 33%
Land as percent of area : 67%
Named for : Douglass Houghton
Altitude : 860 feet / 262 meters
Capital : Houghton
Establishment : January 01, 1846
Time Zone : America/Detroit
Local time : 18:06:25 (11th May 2021)
Density : 9 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -2.65% (2010-2019)
Weather : 51℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Houghton County has 4 neighbors .

  • Houghton


According to census records, the population of Houghton County decreased by 2.65% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 36,628 - census
2011 36,780 0.41% estimation process
2012 36,746 -0.09% estimation process
2013 36,676 -0.19% estimation process
2014 36,469 -0.57% estimation process
2015 36,228 -0.67% estimation process
2016 36,299 0.2% estimation process
2017 36,198 -0.28% estimation process
2018 35,943 -0.71% estimation process
2019 35,684 -0.73% estimation process

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People born in Houghton County (2)

People born in Houghton County, including composer from the United States Paul Smith, professional ice hockey player Tony Bukovich, you can see a list of people who born in Houghton County.

Houghton County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Houghton County.

City Name Population Title
Wyandotte 24,859 Town in Michigan, USA
Boston 5,810 Township in Ionia County, Michigan
Laurium 1,898 Town in Greece
Chassell 1,750 Township in Houghton County, Michigan
Superior 1,308 Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Osceola 1,075 Township in Houghton County, Michigan, United States
Frost 1,055 Township in Clare County, Michigan
Lake Linden 946 Village in Michigan
South Range 729 City in Houghton County, Michigan, United States of America
Calumet 687 Village in Michigan
Hancock 447 City in Michigan, United States
Copper City 182 City in Houghton County, Michigan, United States of America
Houghton 81 County seat of Houghton County, Michigan

Michigan Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Michigan 9,986,857 State of the United States of America
Wayne County 1,749,343 County in Michigan, United States
Oakland County 1,257,584 County in Michigan, United States
Macomb County 873,972 County in Michigan, United States
Detroit 670,031 Most populous city in Michigan, United States; county seat of Wayne County
Kent County 656,955 County in Michigan, United States
Genesee County 405,813 County in Michigan, United States
Washtenaw County 367,601 County in Michigan, United States
Ingham County 292,406 County in Michigan, United States
Ottawa County 291,830 County in Michigan, United States
Kalamazoo County 265,066 County in Michigan, United States
Grand Rapids 201,013 City in and county seat of Kent County, Michigan, United States
Livingston County 191,995 County in Michigan, United States
Saginaw County 190,539 County in Michigan, United States
Muskegon County 173,566 County in Michigan, United States
Saint Clair County 159,128 County in Alabama, United States
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