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Houston, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Houston had a population of 175 as of July 1, 2017. Houston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houston is located at latitude 35.035 and longitude -92.6946 in Perry County. 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. Perry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 308 feet.

The Town of Houston (GNIS ID: 2405869) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Houston is located within Township of Houston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Perry County.

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, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 175
Daytime Population: Workers 53
Daytime Population: Residents 95
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 148
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 174
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 173
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $36,775
Average Household Income $47,519
Per Capita Income $19,257


Total Housing Units 97 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $115,789
Average Home Value $124,609


Total Households 81
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 57
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 0.16% -0.11%
Households 0.17% 0.0%
Families 2.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Houston, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 439 19th
Population Density # 435 20th
Diversity Index # 280 48th
Median Household Income # 295 46th
Per Capita Income # 369 32nd

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