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Torch Lake is a township in Houghton County, in the Houghton metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Torch Lake. For links to other places called Torch Lake, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Torch Lake is 47.098N. The longitude is -88.386W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,860.
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15% of Torch Lake residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Torch Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Torch Lake was $19,158, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Torch Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Torch Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $705.
Houghton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Torch Lake political report.
The average commute time for Torch Lake workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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