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Houghton Township, Michigan

Houghton Township is a township located in Keweenaw County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 204.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 1,340.5 km² (517.6 mi²). 314.4 km² (121.4 mi²) of it is land and 1,026.1 km² (396.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 76.54% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 204 people, 45 households, and 26 families residing in the township. The population density is 0.6/km² (1.7/mi²). There are 273 housing units at an average density of 0.9/km² (2.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 58.33% White, 36.76% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 2.45% from two or more races. 4.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 45 households out of which 13.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% are married couples living together, 6.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% are non-families. 42.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.89 and the average family size is 2.54. In the township the population is spread out with 51.5% under the age of 18, 13.2% from 18 to 24, 9.3% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 18 years. For every 100 females there are 385.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 167.6 males. The median income for a household in the township is $28,750, and the median income for a family is $41,250. Males have a median income of $32,500 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township is $8,505. 7.0% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 9.1% are 65 or older.