Houston, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Houston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Houston had a population of 1,241 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Houston, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,241
Daytime Population: Workers 303
Daytime Population: Residents 608
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 911
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,241
Population in Familes 858
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,020
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $45,426
Average Household Income $54,593
Per Capita Income $25,691


Total Housing Units 652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $122,037
Average Home Value $129,823


Total Households 584
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 302
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.6% -0.37%
Households -0.58% -0.34%
Families -0.8% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2017 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 # 868 51st
Population Density # 427 76th
Diversity Index # 539 69th
Median Household Income # 1185 33rd
Per Capita Income # 927 47th

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