Houghton, New York Population 2021

1,639
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Houghton is a city located in Allegany County New York. Houghton has a 2020 population of 1,639. Houghton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -3.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,693 in 2010. Houghton reached it's highest population of 1,793 in 2013.

The average household income in Houghton is $73,079 with a poverty rate of 10.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $642 per month, and the median house value is $119,200. The median age in Houghton is 20.5 years, 20.7 years for males, and 20.4 years for females.

Houghton Demographics

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

  • White: 85.60%
  • Asian: 6.10%
  • Black or African American: 5.25%
  • Other race: 1.46%
  • Two or more races: 1.22%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Houghton, New York is 1,639 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,761.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,693.

Houghton, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,40385.60%
Asian1006.10%
Black or African American865.25%
Some Other Race241.46%
Two or More Races201.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.37%
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Houghton Population by Race

Houghton Population Pyramid $2021

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Houghton Median Age

20.5


Total

20.7


Male

20.4


Female

Houghton Adults

There are 1,359 adults, (164 of whom are seniors) in Houghton.

Houghton Age Dependency

37.2

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Houghton Sex Ratio

Female

916

55.89%

Male

723

44.11%

Houghton Population by Age

Houghton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Houghton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Married79.9%20.1%
All65.5%34.5%
Non Family34.2%65.8%
Male0%100%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Houghton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2493.0565.5
Married1693.6579.9
Non Family731.2734.2
Male46.750
Female37.33100

3.53

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

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Houghton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30.59%
9th to 12th Grade173.32%
High School Graduate8516.60%
Some College285.47%
Associates Degree91.76%
Bachelors Degree16131.45%
Graduate Degree20940.82%
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Houghton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houghton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White480471349
Asian291818
2+ Races222
Hispanic111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Houghton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,938$50,000$20,227
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$35,417$43,750$15,417
Some College$26,250$32,917$
Bachelors Degree$26,438$$15,481
Graduate Degree$42,232$56,375$31,667

$35,938

Average Earnings

$50,000

Average Male

$20,227

Average Female

Houghton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houghton Language by Age

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Houghton Language

90.09% of Houghton residents speak only English, while 9.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.89% of the population.

Houghton Language

Houghton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian623353.23%
White656314.73%
Hispanic321753.13%

10.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.43%

Male Poverty Rate

14.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houghton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houghton is Asian, with 53.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houghton is White, with 4.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.89%.

Houghton Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School18.18%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Some College0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Houghton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed37.50%
Female Employed9.79%
Male Employed0.00%

Houghton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houghton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,188$73,079
Families$79,286$84,782
Married Families$79,464-
Non Families$42,589$40,900
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Income by Household Type

Houghton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.8%

Male Marriage Rate

23.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Houghton Married by Age and Sex

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Houghton Marriage

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

Houghton Marital Status by Race

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Houghton Marital Status

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32

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea9
Vietnam7
World War II3
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War

Houghton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+23
65 to 743
55 to 643
35 to 543
18 to 34

Houghton Veterans by Age

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Houghton Veterans by Race

Houghton Veterans by Education

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23.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houghton Veterans by Education

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52.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Houghton Employment by Age

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Houghton Employment by Race

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Houghton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.36%

Born in Houghton

91.58%

Native Born

8.42%

Foreign Born

6.96%

Non Citizen

1.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.58% of Houghton residents were born in the United States, with 62.36% having been born in New York. 6.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Houghton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,6390.00%
20201,6390.00%
20191,639-122-6.93%
20181,761271.56%
20171,734-26-1.48%
20161,760130.74%
20151,747-16-0.91%
20141,763-30-1.67%
20131,793814.73%
20121,712593.57%
20111,653-40-2.36%
20101,6930.00%

Houghton Population by Year