Houghton, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Houghton, New York - Basic Facts

The Houghton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,614 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Houghton: Jockey Street.


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Houghton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,614
Population in Households 853
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 761
Population Density1 651
Diversity Index2 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,516
Average Household Income $65,809
Per Capita Income $18,925

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $116,532
Average Home Value $122,929
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 237
Average Household Size 3.6
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.58% -0.3%
Households -0.2% -0.51%
Families 0.15% -0.72%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.07%

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, 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 # 689 42nd
Population Density # 859 28th
Diversity Index # 617 49th
Median Household Income # 797 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1175 2nd

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