Houston, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Houston, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Houston had a population of 1,224 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Houston, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,224
Population in Households 1,224
Population in Familes 837
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,979
Diversity Index3 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,783
Average Household Income $55,583
Per Capita Income $26,157

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $123,319
Average Home Value $131,997
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 576
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 296
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.69% -0.43%
Households -0.67% -0.42%
Families -0.94% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2018 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 # 874 50th
Population Density # 439 75th
Diversity Index # 527 70th
Median Household Income # 1125 36th
Per Capita Income # 964 45th

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