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Laurium is a village in Houghton County, in the Houghton metro area.
The community was named after town in Greece
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Laurium. For links to other places called Laurium, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Laurium is 47.237N. The longitude is -88.443W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,224 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,095.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Laurium demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Houghton 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 49913 ZIP code.
13% of Laurium residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laurium ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laurium was $16,686, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Laurium residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Laurium, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $272. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.
Houghton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laurium political report.
The average commute time for Laurium workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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