Houghton County, Michigan

Houghton County: County in Michigan, United States


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 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 35,126 inhabitants. Its county seat is Houghton. The county was created 177 years ago in 1845.

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

Quick Facts about Houghton County

Population : 35,126 (2020)
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 : 08:13:08 (4th October 2023)
Density : 9 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.28% (2010-2020)
Weather : 76℉ Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather
Houghton County Courthouse image
Houghton County Courthouse
Houghton County Courthouse image


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.

Houghton County map

The largest city of Houghton County is Hubbell with a population of 946. Other cities include, South Range population 718, Hancock population 462, Copper City population 180 and Houghton population 83. See all Houghton County cities & populated places.

Houghton County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Houghton County.

City Name Population Title
Wyandotte 24,707 Town in Michigan, USA
Boston 5,825 Township in Ionia County, Michigan
Laurium 1,872 Village in Michigan, USA
Chassell 1,725 Township in Houghton County, Michigan
Superior 1,299 Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Dollar Bay 1,082 Township in Houghton County, Michigan, United States
Osceola 1,075 Township in Houghton County, Michigan, United States
Frost 1,052 Township in Clare County, Michigan
Hubbell 946 City in Nebraska, USA
Lake Linden 933 Village in Michigan
South Range 718 City in Houghton County, Michigan, United States of America
Calumet 676 Village in Michigan
Hancock 462 City in Michigan, United States
Copper City 180 City in Houghton County, Michigan, United States of America
Houghton 83 County seat of Houghton County, Michigan


Houghton County forecast: A chance of rain showers between 8am and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. High near 76, with temperatures falling to around 70 in the afternoon. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. more

Houghton County has 4 neighbours.

  • Houghton


According to census records, the population of Houghton County decreased by 4.28% in 10 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
2020 35,126 -1.59% 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, .


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