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Houston, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Houston had a population of 1,073 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Houston: City of Houston.

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Houston, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,073
Daytime Population: Workers 652
Daytime Population: Residents 563
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,215
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 1,047
Population in Familes 845
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,159
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,072
Average Household Income $63,995
Per Capita Income $27,658


Total Housing Units 511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 370 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $131,000
Average Home Value $222,305


Total Households 465
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 302
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 1.27% 0.81%
Households 1.48% 0.85%
Families 3.28% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 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 # 354 61st
Population Density # 215 76th
Diversity Index # 825 9th
Median Household Income # 550 39th
Per Capita Income # 511 44th

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