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Time Zone: Houghton County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Houghton is the Seat for Houghton County.

Houghton County was founded ?. Houghton was created by taking area from Marquette, , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Houghton had a population of 35,333 people. This is a decrease of 1.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 36,016 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Houghton represented 0.36% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 45th most populous county (out of 83 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201036,628+1.7%+3.67% since 2009
200935,333-1.9% 
200835,321-1.93%+1.08% since 2007
200734,945-2.97% 
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200036,016The Last Census

More information can be found on the Houghton County Census Page for Houghton County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Houghton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Houghton County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Houghton   6,9897,0100.3% decrease  
Hancock   4,1534,3233.93% decrease  
Laurium   2,0022,1265.83% decrease  
Lake Linden   1,0501,0812.87% decrease  
Calumet   7998799.1% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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