Houghton County, Michigan

county in Michigan, United States

Houghton County is a county in the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,628.[1] The county seat and largest city is Houghton.[2][3] Both the county and the city were named for Michigan State geologist and Detroit Mayor Douglass Houghton.[4]

Location within Michigan


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  2. Monette, Clarence J. (1975). Some Copper Country Names And Places. Lake Linden, Michigan. ISBN 0-942363-04-3.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. "Encyclopedia of Detroit". Detroit Historical Society. 2020.