- Houghton Lake, Michigan
official_name = Houghton Lake, Michigan
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Houghton Lake, Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 19.5
area_land_km2 = 15.3
area_water_km2 = 4.2
area_total_sq_mi = 7.5
area_land_sq_mi = 5.9
area_water_sq_mi = 1.6
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3749
population_density_km2 = 244.6
population_density_sq_mi = 633.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 349
elevation_ft = 1145
latd = 44 |latm = 18 |lats = 7 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 44 |longs = 52 |longEW = W
Houghton Lake is an
unincorporated communityin Roscommon Township, Roscommon County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The Census Bureau has defined a Census-designated place(CDP) for statistical purposes with the same name. The population was 3,749 at the 2000 census.
The community is situated on the southwest shore of Houghton Lake. The CDP includes the nearby community of Houghton Lake Heights, which is about one mile northwest along the shore of the lake. M-55 runs through both communities. The community of Prudenville is adjacent to the CDP on the east, at the southeast end of the lake. US 127 passes just west of the communities. A small portion of the CDP area extends into Lake Township to the north.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it (21.49%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,749 people, 1,646 households, and 1,030 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 633.6 per square mile (244.5/km²). There were 3,057 housing units at an average density of 516.6/sq mi (199.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.95% White, 0.35% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.
There were 1,646 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.78.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,443, and the median income for a family was $30,735. Males had a median income of $23,346 versus $16,111 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $16,862. About 10.2% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
Local Recurring Events
There are a number of recurring local events. A calendar is available. [ [http://www.houghtonlakemichigan.net/ Houghton Lake Chamber Of Commerce Website] ]
*Tip up Town [ [http://www.inmetrodetroit.com/Outdoors/Snowmobiling/tipuptown.htm Tip up town home page] ]
* [http://www.houghtonlakemichigan.net/ Houghton Lake Chamber Of Commerce Website]
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