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Houston, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Houston had a population of 2,034 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Houston is located at latitude 37.3209 and longitude -91.9612 in Texas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Houston (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Texas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,165 feet.

The City of Houston (GNIS ID: 2394426) 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 is located within Township of Piney, a minor civil division (MCD) of Texas 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Houston: Mineral Springs City.

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


Total Population 2,034
Population in Households 1,956
Population in Familes 1,485
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 558
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $29,959
Average Household Income $46,908
Per Capita Income $21,422


Total Housing Units 1,065 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $104,847
Average Home Value $153,551


Total Households 911
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 536
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 -0.28% -0.11%
Households -0.31% -0.11%
Families 0.53% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

Houston, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 257 75th
Population Density # 672 35th
Diversity Index # 595 42nd
Median Household Income # 966 6th
Per Capita Income # 664 36th

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