Houston, Alaska Population 2021

2,470
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Houston is a city located in Matanuska-Susitna County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 2,470, it is the 19th largest city in Alaska and the 6874th largest city in the United States . Houston is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 29.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,912 in 2010. Houston reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 25 miles, Houston has a population density of 103 people per square mile.

The average household income in Houston is $66,481 with a poverty rate of 10.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $971 per month, and the median house value is $163,900. The median age in Houston is 39.4 years, 39.5 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Houston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Houstonwas:

  • White: 88.87%
  • Native American: 4.20%
  • Two or more races: 3.79%
  • Black or African American: 2.07%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Houston, Alaska is 2,470 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,412.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,912.

Houston, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,75788.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native834.20%
Two or More Races753.79%
Black or African American412.07%
Some Other Race120.61%
Asian50.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.20%
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Houston Population by Race

Houston Population Pyramid $2021

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Houston Median Age

39.4


Total

39.5


Male

39.4


Female

Houston Adults

There are 1,496 adults, (245 of whom are seniors) in Houston.

Houston Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Houston Sex Ratio

Female

942

47.65%

Male

1,035

52.35%

Houston Population by Age

Houston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Houston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family64.1%35.9%
All79.1%20.9%
Female81%19%
Married87.1%12.9%
Male93.5%6.5%

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Houston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6423.0779.1
Married3183.5387.1
Non Family2201.4764.1
Female585.181
Male464.9693.5

3.7

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

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Houston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade181.31%
9th to 12th Grade1198.67%
High School Graduate55440.38%
Some College43531.71%
Associates Degree866.27%
Bachelors Degree977.07%
Graduate Degree634.59%
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Houston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2061,084138
Native American50374
Black41416
2+ Races32325
Hispanic30287
Asian55
Other Race44
Islander44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 23.33%.

Houston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,532$51,422$24,732
Less Than 9th Grade$38,125$50,000$
High School Graduate$36,188$48,571$21,250
Some College$34,044$56,719$26,625
Bachelors Degree$42,500$49,375$
Graduate Degree$63,333$62,500$80,833

$36,532

Average Earnings

$51,422

Average Male

$24,732

Average Female

Houston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houston Language by Age

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Houston Language

96.98% of Houston residents speak only English, while 3.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Houston Language

Houston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,68516910.03%
Native831315.66%
Multiple751317.33%
Black4149.76%
Asian5360.00%

10.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.24%

Male Poverty Rate

12.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houston is Asian, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houston is Black, with 9.76% 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 7.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.20%.

Houston Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School17.33%
Less Than 9th Grade12.41%
Some College4.03%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Houston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed15.79%
Female Unemployed14.75%
Female Employed4.42%
Male Employed1.63%

Houston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,955$66,481
Families$66,667$79,807
Married Families$74,167-
Non Families$24,583$36,329
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Income by Household Type

Houston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Houston Married by Age and Sex

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Houston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Houston Marital Status by Race

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Houston Marital Status

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179

Number of Veterans

162

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam75
First Gulf War52
Second Gulf War27
World War II9
Korea4

Houston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6468
65 to 7448
35 to 5447
75+13
18 to 343

Houston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16012.21%
Black1024.39%
Native American67.79%
Hispanic411.43%
2+ Races35.45%

Houston Veterans by Race

Houston Veterans by Education

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13.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houston Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Houston Employment by Age

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Houston Employment by Race

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Houston 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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43.75%

Born in Houston

98.08%

Native Born

1.92%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

1.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.08% of Houston residents were born in the United States, with 43.75% having been born in Alaska. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Houston Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,470291.19%
20202,441291.20%
20192,412291.22%
20182,383351.49%
20172,348622.71%
20162,286863.91%
20152,200793.72%
20142,121552.66%
20132,066391.92%
20122,027502.53%
20111,977562.92%
20101,9210.00%

Houston Population by Year