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Houston Lake, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Houston Lake had a population of 251 as of July 1, 2017. Houston Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houston Lake is located at latitude 39.1901 and longitude -94.6202 in Platte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Houston Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Platte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 843 feet.

The City of Houston Lake (GNIS ID: 2394427) 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 City of Houston Lake is located within Township of Fox, a minor civil division (MCD) of Platte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Houston Lake 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 Lake, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 251
Daytime Population: Workers 22
Daytime Population: Residents 111
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 246
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,303
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $71,358
Average Household Income $79,207
Per Capita Income $33,315


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $145,192
Average Home Value $171,154


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 73
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 0.91% 1.24%
Households 1.0% 1.19%
Families 1.83% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Houston Lake, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston Lake to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 673 35th
Population Density # 93 91st
Diversity Index # 155 85th
Median Household Income # 78 93rd
Per Capita Income # 91 91st

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