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0.23% decline
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3.51% decline
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10.5% decline
Median Property Value
8.54% growth

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The economy of Houghton, MI employs 3,140 people. The economy of Houghton, MI is specialized in Educational Services; Information; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 4.1; 2.12; and 1.86 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Houghton, MI are Educational Services (1,200), Accommodation & Food Service (472), and Manufacturing (235), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($50,221), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($50,052), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($22,279).

Median household income in Houghton, MI is $28,603. Males in Houghton, MI have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,997. The income inequality of Houghton, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Houghton, MI. In Houghton County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,073. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Houghton, MI is from the county of Houghton County, MI.

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Houghton, MI is home to a population of 7,924 people, from which 86.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Houghton, MI is composed of 6,421 White residents (81%), 855 Asian residents (10.8%), 208 Two+ residents (2.62%), 171 Black residents (2.16%), and 170 Hispanic residents (2.15%). The most common foreign languages in Houghton, MI are Chinese (352 speakers), Hindi (216 speakers), and Spanish (105 speakers), but compared to other places, Houghton, MI has a relative high number of Hindi (216 speakers), Gujarati (47 speakers), and Chinese (352 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Houghton, MI awarded 1,693 degrees. The student population of Houghton, MI is skewed away from females, with 1,253 male students and 440 female students. Most students in Houghton, MI are White (1,179 and 69.6%), followed by Unknown (48 and 2.84%), Two or more races (30 and 1.77%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 1.42%). The largest universities in Houghton, MI by number of graduates are Michigan Technological University (1,693 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Houghton, MI are Mechanical Engineering (208 and 12.3%), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (104 and 6.14%), and General Civil Engineering (84 and 4.96%). The median tuition costs in Houghton, MI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $15,302 and $32,237 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houghton, MI is $138,500, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $127,600 to $138,500, a 8.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Houghton, MI is 41.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Houghton, MI have an average commute time of 10.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Houghton, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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