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Houston, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Houston had a population of 3,724 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.8984 and longitude -88.9992 in Chickasaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Houston 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 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chickasaw County.

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Houston, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,724
Population in Households 3,457
Population in Familes 2,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 267
Population Density2 505
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $34,660
Average Household Income $50,689
Per Capita Income $19,713


Total Housing Units 1,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 935 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 435 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $82,602
Average Home Value $98,904


Total Households 1,370
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 923
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.33% -0.06%
Households -0.09% -0.13%
Families -0.14% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 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 # 84 77th
Population Density # 169 54th
Diversity Index # 13 97th
Median Household Income # 184 49th
Per Capita Income # 175 52nd

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