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Houston, Mississippi - Basic Facts

Houston is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Houston.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chickasaw County at latitude 33.8984 and longitude -88.9992. Chickasaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Houston (see map) encompass a land area of 7.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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Houston, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,728
Population in Households 3,438
Population in Familes 2,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 290
Population Density1 505
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 1,359
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 921
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 885 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $74,942
Average Home Value $88,149


Median Household Income $33,705
Average Household Income $45,542
Per Capita Income $16,891
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.67% -0.36%
Households -0.36% -0.36%
Families -0.33% -0.5%
Median Household Income   4.71%
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, 2014 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 # 83 77th
Population Density1 # 170 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 171 53rd
Per Capita Income # 207 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.