Houston, Arkansas

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Houston, Arkansas
Town
Location in Perry County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Perry County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°2′0″N 92°41′42″W / 35.03333°N 92.69500°W / 35.03333; -92.69500Coordinates: 35°2′0″N 92°41′42″W / 35.03333°N 92.69500°W / 35.03333; -92.69500
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Perry
Area
 • Total 1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 159
 • Density 159/sq mi (61.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72070
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-33490
GNIS feature ID 0050355

Houston is a town in Perry County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 159 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Houston is located at 35°2′0″N 92°41′42″W / 35.03333°N 92.69500°W / 35.03333; -92.69500 (35.033460, -92.694938).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 403
1930 345 −14.4%
1940 287 −16.8%
1950 291 1.4%
1960 206 −29.2%
1970 200 −2.9%
1980 183 −8.5%
1990 149 −18.6%
2000 159 6.7%
2010 173 8.8%
Est. 2015 169 [2] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 159 people, 74 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density was 60.8/km² (157.3/mi²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 33.3/km² (86.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.97% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 1.26% Native American, and 3.14% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 74 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,130. About 5.4% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 18.8% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Early childhood, elementary and secondary school students attend one of two school districts:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.