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Welcome to Houghton ...

The city of Houghton is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Houghton is located in Houghton County<1> and is the County Seat for Houghton County.

The location of Houghton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Houghton has a population of 7,754 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Houghton is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Houghton: (906)

The ZIP code for Houghton: 49931<5>

Websites for Houghton ...

Official Website: www.cityofhoughton.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Houghton had an population of 7,754 people. This is an increase of 0.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Houghton had a population of 7,708 people (or 21.04% of the total population of Houghton County). This makes Houghton the county's most populous community.

The population of Houghton represents 0.08% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,708 people, the population of Houghton increased 9.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,010 people).

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

Communities Also Named Houghton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Houghton - they are located in Colorado, Iowa, Maine, New York, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Houghton.

Communities near Houghton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Houghton.

  • Laurium [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurium have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurium
    • Laurium [Houghton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Houghton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,898 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurium
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurium<7>
  • Lake Linden [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Linden
    • Lake Linden [Houghton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Houghton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 946 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Linden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Linden<7>
  • Calumet [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calumet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calumet
    • Calumet [Houghton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Houghton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 687 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calumet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calumet<7>
  • Copper City [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper City
    • Copper City [Houghton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Houghton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 182 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ahmeek [Keweenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahmeek
      • Ahmeek [Keweenaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Houghton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahmeek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ahmeek<7>
    • South Range [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Range
      • South Range [Houghton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 729 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Range
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Range<7>
    • Chassell [Houghton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chassell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chassell
      • Chassell [Houghton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chassell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chassell<7>
    • Champion Mine [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion Mine
      • Champion Mine [Houghton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion Mine
    • Hubbell [Houghton County]
    • Painesdale [Houghton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Painesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Painesdale
      • Painesdale [Houghton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Painesdale

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Houghton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Houghton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Houghton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Houghton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Houghton. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Houghton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houghton ...

Looking for more information about Houghton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Houghton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Houghton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Michigan

About Houghton County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Houghton: www.cityofhoughton.com/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Houghton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Houghton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houghton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Houghton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Houghton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Houghton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Houghton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Houghton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houghton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1135, Longitude: -88.5618       In this case, the coordinates for Houghton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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