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Houston Lake, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Houston Lake had a population of 247 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Houston Lake, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 247
Population in Households 242
Population in Familes 190
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 2,266
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $138,000
Average Home Value $161,685


Median Household Income $66,120
Average Household Income $75,110
Per Capita Income $31,296
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 1.11%
Households 1.02% 1.2%
Families 2.13% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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 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, 2016 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 # 677 34th
Population Density1 # 93 91st
Diversity Index2 # 158 85th
Median Household Income # 84 92nd
Per Capita Income # 94 91st

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