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Houghton County, MI
The county was named for Douglas Houghton, state geologist and mayor of Detroit

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Houghton County is one of 83 counties in Michigan.

The county is in the Houghton metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 35,568. This was a decrease of  -1.24% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$28,817
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Houghton County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Houghton County was $20,319. This was an increase of 17.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 66% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Houghton

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Houghton County residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Houghton County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Houghton County include Alston Cemetery, Askel Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Elo Cemetery, Forest Hill Cemetery, Jacobsville Cemetery, Kargi Cemetery, Kenton Cemetery, Kitchie Cemetery, Kitchie Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Houghton County include Adams, Calumet, Calumet, Chassell, Copper City, Dollar Bay, Duncan, Elm River, Franklin, Hancock ... View communities

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Colleges in Houghton County include Finlandia University, Michigan Technological University ... View colleges

School districts in Houghton County include Adams Township School District, Chassell Township Schools District, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools, Elm River Township Schools District, Hancock Public Schools, Houghton-Portage Township Schools, Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools District, Public Schools of Calumet, Stanton Township Public Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries in Houghton County include Calumet Public-School Library, Hancock School Public Library, Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School Library, Osceola Township School Public Library, Portage Lake District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Houghton County include Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton Lake Resorter ... View newspapers

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Politics

Houghton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Houghton County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Houghton County include Houghton County Memorial

Hotels in Houghton County include Americinn Calumet, Best Western, Best Western Copper Crown Motel, Budget Host Inn Houghton, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Travelodge Houghton

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