Houghton Jobs

  • CDL-A Owner Operator Driving Teams

    Xpo Express - Houghton, MI

    Calling all husbands/wives, brothers/sisters, friends or domestic partners –YOU MAKE AN OWNER OPERATOR DRIVING TEAM, WE MAKE IT WORTH IT TO JOIN XPO EXPRESS!Bring your team to XPO...

    from XPO Express - 23 days ago
  • New 4¢ per Mile Increase for Experienced Truck Drivers!

    Roehl Transport - Houghton, MI

    Need another $5k in YOUR pocket?Heck Yeah! You may already know us as a top paying company— now we are the top paying company! We boosted pay in our Primary Commercial Zone! We...

    from Roehl Transport, Inc - 9 days ago
  • Experienced Class A CDL Truck Driver

    USA Truck - Houghton, MI

    We’ve completed our transformation from a company famous for CDL Training to one that’s perfect for Experienced Drivers, too. We’ve upgraded our pay, driver-support teams,...

    from USA Truck - 23 days ago
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Houghton, Michigan

Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 7,010. It is the county seat of Houghton County 6 . It has been listed as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America. Houghton is sometimes confused with, or thought to be close to, Houghton Lake; the latter is actually located in the state's Lower Peninsula. Due to its location in the northwestern portion of the Upper Peninsula, Houghton is isolated from the state's most populous areas. It is farther to travel from Houghton to Detroit than it is from Detroit to Washington, DC, or Louisville, Kentucky. Houghton was named after Houghton County, which was in turn named after Douglass Houghton.

Houghton Careers

Among the most common occupations in Houghton are Management, professional, and related occupations, 39%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Service occupations, 22%. Approximately 61 percent of workers in Houghton, Michigan work for companies, 27 percent work for the government and 3 percent are self-employed.

Houghton Industries

The leading industries in Houghton, Michigan are Educational, health and social services, 52%; Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, 13%; and Retail trade, 10%. Simply Hired's Houghton job listings indicate that the following industries in Houghton are hiring the most workers:

Houghton Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Houghton, Michigan is $32,400, and the median income of households in Houghton was $21,186.

Average Salaries in Houghton, MI

Houghton, MI


According to our Houghton Trends data, the number of Houghton, Michigan jobs has decreased by 17% since July 2013.
Houghton job trends

Houghton Employment Statistics

Population of Houghton
Total population 7,010
Male 61.64%
Female 38.36%
Median age 21.7
Houghton Housing
Owner-occupied homes 36.4%
Median cost of a home $92,700
Median mortgage payment $703
Renter-occupied homes 63.6%
Vacant housing 4.9%
Median monthly rent $362
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $36,161
Median for all female full-time $28,639
Household Income
Less than $10,000 27%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 12%
$35,000 to $49,999 10%
$50,000 to $74,999 14%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 0%
Less than 9th grade 3%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 5%
High school graduate 19%
Some college, no degree 19%
Associate's degree 9%
Bachelor's degree 20%
Graduate degree 25%
Marital Status
Never married 67%
Currently married 25%
Separated 0%
Widowed 4%
Divorced 3%
White 91%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 7%
Other 1%
Houghton Commute
Carpool 8.7%
Public transportation 2.0%
Average travel time 9 minutes