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ZIP Code 49931

Primary City:Houghton, MI (View All Cities)
County: Houghton County
Timezone: Eastern (4:14am)
Area code: 906 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.1, -88.6
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49931

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49931. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 49931. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49931, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Houghton, MI

Stats and Demographics for the 49931 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49931 is located in northwest Michigan and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 49931 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49931 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,630
Population Density 339 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,457
Median Home Value $133,800
Land Area 28.41 sq mi
Water Area 2.75 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,164
Median Household Income $30,829

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 23Male Median Age: 22Female Median Age: 26


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5185169354
5-9152167319
10-14162132294
15-191,2195051,724
20-242,3798023,181
25-29412223635
30-34189167356
35-39169160329
40-44168133301
45-49165176341
50-54185175360
55-59149153302
60-64141167308
65-69125119244
70-748394177
75-795273125
80-844687133
85 Plus4899147

Gender

 Male 6,029 63%
 Female 3,601 37%
Gender

Race

 White 8,420 87.4%
 Black Or African American 86 0.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 36 0.4%
 Asian 884 9.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.1%
 Other Race 30 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 165 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2430889919
25-34117389506
35-44241114355
45-5433283415
55-6428954343
65-7422169290
75-8411587202
85 Plus31103134

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,075 34%
 Single Guardian 309 10%
 Singles 969 31%
 Singles With Roommate 811 26%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,546 80%
 Households with Kids 618 20%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1364177
2362965
3393978
4392867
5292756
6464086
7272956
8233962
9273259
10273562
11302252
12423173
13322153
14312354
15253156
16342963
17352459
18348151499
197772701,047
20711214925

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49931 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 49931 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 49931 real estate data, the median home value of $133,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 49931. Rentals in 49931 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49931 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,556 78.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 28 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 8 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 1 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,994 20.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 43 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 827 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 549 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,788 52%
 Households Vacant 293 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 42 14%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 2%
 For Sale Only 32 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 127 43%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 82 28%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 16 1%
 1 Bedroom 394 24%
 2 Bedroom 754 45%
 3+ Bedroom 510 30%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $30,829 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 49931 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. 49931 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 49931 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,820 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,328 49%
 No Earnings 2,657 30%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,820 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,328 49%
 No Earnings 2,657 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,667 67%
 Public transportation 39 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,098 27%
 Worked at Home 195 5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 90 4%
 High School Graduate 771 38%
 Associate's degree 98 5%
 Bachelor's degree 462 23%
 Master's degree 310 15%
 Professional school degree 26 1%
 Doctorate degree 273 13%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 907 87%
 Enrolled in Private School 67 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 69 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49931

ZIP Code 49931 is in the Houghton-Portage Township School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49931.

Houghton Middle School
1603 Gundlach Rd
Houghton, MI 49931
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Houghton-Portage Township School District
Houghton Elementary School
203 West Jacker Ave
Houghton, MI 49931
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Houghton-Portage Township School District
Houghton Central High School
1603 Gundlach Rd
Houghton, MI 49931
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Houghton-Portage Township School District

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