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Houghton Lake is in Roscommon County.

The latitude of Houghton Lake is 44.314N. The longitude is -84.764W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,145 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,749.


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Median household income
Local
$27,443
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Houghton Lake demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Muskegon Lake
· Red Lake
Local festivals include:
  • Historical Village Days - Aug. 3-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Houghton Lake web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Houghton Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Roscommon 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 48630 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Houghton Lake residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Houghton Lake ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Houghton Lake was $16,862, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

8% of Houghton Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Houghton Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $622.


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Libraries in Houghton Lake include Houghton Lake Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Houghton Lake workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Houghton Lake include Best Western Beachfront Houghton Lake, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Super 8.

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