Houston, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Houston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Houston had a population of 1,240 as of July 1, 2016. Houston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houston is located at latitude 40.2495 and longitude -80.2111 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Houston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 994 feet.

The Borough of Houston (GNIS ID: 1215669) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Houston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Houston, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,240
Population in Households 1,240
Population in Familes 859
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,018
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 275 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $119,727
Average Home Value $127,894


Median Household Income $42,352
Average Household Income $51,799
Per Capita Income $24,479
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.7% -0.51%
Households -0.61% -0.45%
Families -0.87% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Houston, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 869 51st
Population Density1 # 426 76th
Diversity Index2 # 522 70th
Median Household Income # 1232 30th
Per Capita Income # 935 47th

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