**Houghton County** is a county located in the U.S. State of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 36,016. Its county seat is Houghton^{6}.

There are 13,793 households out of which 26.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.50% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.00% are non-families. 32.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the county the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 19.10% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 113.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $28,817, and the median income for a family is $38,635. Males have a median income of $30,200 versus $22,468 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,078. 16.80% of the population and 9.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.10% are under the age of 18 and 13.40% are 65 or older.

- Adams Township
- Calumet Township
- Calumet
- Chassell Township
- Copper City
- Dodgeville
- Duncan Township
- Elm River Township
- Franklin Township
- Hancock Township
- Hancock
- Houghton
- Hubbell
- Hurontown
- Laird Township
- Lake Linden
- Laurium
- Osceola Township
- Portage Township
- Quincy Township
- Schoolcraft Township
- South Range
- Stanton Township
- Torch Lake Township