Houghton, Iowa Population 2024

134

Houghton is a city located in Lee County Iowa. Houghton has a 2024 population of 134. Houghton is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -2.9% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 138 in 2020.

The average household income in Houghton is $115,952 with a poverty rate of 2.6%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Houghton is 53.8 years, 53.5 years for males, and 55.3 years for females.

Houghton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Houghton was:

  • White: 97.4%
  • Two or more races: 2.6%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
428.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.9% (-4)
The current population of Houghton, Iowa is 134 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 138.

Houghton, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7597.4%
Two or more races22.6%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Houghton Population by Race

Houghton Population Pyramid 2024

Houghton Median Age

53.8

Total

53.5

Male

55.3

Female

Houghton Adults

There are 60 adults, (26 of whom are seniors) in Houghton.

Houghton Age Dependency

126.5

Age Dependency Ratio

76.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton Sex Ratio

Female3545.45%
Male4254.55%

Houghton Population by Age

Houghton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All332.3381.818.2
Married232.871000
Non Family101.14060
Male000
Female000
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

81.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Houghton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Houghton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houghton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Houghton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,250

Average Earnings

$79,583

Average Male

$48,750

Average Female

Houghton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houghton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Houghton Language

100% of Houghton residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Houghton Language

Houghton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7522.67%
showing: 1 rows

2.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.76%

Male Poverty Rate

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton is White, with 2.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton is White, with 2.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was .

Houghton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade
Some College9.52%
High School
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Houghton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Houghton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houghton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Houghton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

78.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.6%

Male Marriage Rate

88.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Houghton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Houghton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Houghton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

9

Number of Veterans

9

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Houghton Veterans by War

count

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Houghton Veterans by Age

count

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Houghton Veterans by Race

Houghton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Houghton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Houghton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

96.1%

Born in Houghton

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Houghton residents were born in the United States, with 96.1% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Houghton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029129-1-0.77%
2028130-1-0.76%
2027131-1-0.76%
2026132-1-0.75%
2025133-1-0.75%
2024134-1-0.74%
2023135-1-0.74%
2022136-1-0.73%
2021137-1-0.72%
202013821.47%
2019136-1-0.73%
2018137-3-2.14%
2017140-1-0.71%
2016141-2-1.4%
2015143-1-0.69%
2014144
2013144
2012144
2011144-2-1.37%
2010146
showing: 20 rows

Houghton Population by Year