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Houston, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Houston had a population of 1,066 as of July 1, 2016. Houston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houston is located at latitude 43.7606 and longitude -91.5706 in Houston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Houston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Houston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 686 feet.

The City of Houston (GNIS ID: 2394425) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Houston: City of Houston.

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


Total Population 1,066
Population in Households 1,041
Population in Familes 839
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,151
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 467
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $129,392
Average Home Value $221,850


Median Household Income $52,665
Average Household Income $63,685
Per Capita Income $27,652
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.37% 0.81%
Households 1.79% 1.01%
Families 3.87% 0.97%
Median Household Income   -1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 354 61st
Population Density1 # 215 76th
Diversity Index2 # 839 7th
Median Household Income # 463 49th
Per Capita Income # 443 51st

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