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Houghton is a township in Keweenaw County, in the Houghton metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Houghton. For links to other places called Houghton, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Houghton is 48.110N. The longitude is -88.537W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 204.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Houghton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Keweenaw County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49805 ZIP code.
7% of Houghton residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Houghton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Houghton was $8,505, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Houghton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Houghton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.
Keweenaw County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Houghton political report.
The average commute time for Houghton workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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