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Houghton, New York - Basic Facts

The Houghton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,643 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Houghton: Jockey Street.

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Houghton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,643
Population in Households 881
Population in Familes 724
Population in Group Qrtrs 762
Population Density1 663
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 249
Average Household Size 3.54
Family Households 176
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $113,362
Average Home Value $121,328


Median Household Income $51,552
Average Household Income $63,722
Per Capita Income $18,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.12%
Households 0.52% -0.08%
Families 0.94% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

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, 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 # 684 43rd
Population Density1 # 858 28th
Diversity Index2 # 621 48th
Median Household Income # 769 36th
Per Capita Income # 1164 3rd

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