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Houghton, New York - Basic Facts

The Houghton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,636 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Houghton is located at latitude 42.4283 and longitude -78.1726 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Houghton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The Houghton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389955) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Houghton Census Designated Place is located within Town of Caneadea, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Houghton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Houghton: Jockey Street.

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Houghton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,636
Daytime Population: Workers 551
Daytime Population: Residents 948
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,499
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 863
Population in Familes 707
Population in Group Qrtrs 773
Population Density2 660
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $53,629
Average Household Income $66,452
Per Capita Income $19,034


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $113,525
Average Home Value $122,399


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 3.6
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.47% -0.36%
Households -0.06% -0.68%
Families 0.25% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   0.92%

Houghton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houghton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 683 43rd
Population Density # 855 29th
Diversity Index # 612 49th
Median Household Income # 740 38th
Per Capita Income # 1167 3rd

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