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Houston, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Houston had a population of 3,663 as of July 1, 2016. Houston ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houston is located at latitude 33.8962 and longitude -89.0035 in Chickasaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Houston (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Chickasaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.

The City of Houston (GNIS ID: 2404735) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Houston is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chickasaw County.

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.

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


Total Population 3,663
Population in Households 3,400
Population in Familes 2,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density1 497
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 1,362
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 919
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 866 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 497 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $79,810
Average Home Value $97,866


Median Household Income $31,731
Average Household Income $47,342
Per Capita Income $18,661
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% -0.16%
Households -0.21% -0.15%
Families -0.26% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 84 77th
Population Density1 # 172 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 13 97th
Median Household Income # 197 46th
Per Capita Income # 171 53rd

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