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Houston, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Houston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Perry County at latitude 35.035 and longitude -92.6946. Perry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 308 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Houston, but most people and references simply refer to it as Houston, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Houston indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Houston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Houston, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 176
Population in Households 175
Population in Familes 149
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 174
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $105,357
Average Home Value $121,538


Median Household Income $41,233
Average Household Income $47,956
Per Capita Income $19,240
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.41% 0.45%
Households 0.58% 0.48%
Families 4.05% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 443 18th
Population Density1 # 433 20th
Diversity Index2 # 282 48th
Median Household Income # 143 74th
Per Capita Income # 267 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.