Houston, Mississippi Population 2020

3,431

Houston is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 3,431, it is the 77th largest city in Mississippi and the 5825th largest city in the United States. Houston is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -5.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,623 in 2010. Houston reached it's highest population of 4,079 in 2000. Spanning over 7 miles, Houston has a population density of 465 people per square mile.

The average household income in Houston is $42,217 with a poverty rate of 20.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $635 per month, and the median house value is $60,600. The median age in Houston is 35.7 years, 31.5 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.0 males.

Houston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.27%
  • White: 43.67%
  • Other race: 5.80%
  • Two or more races: 0.92%
  • Asian: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Houston, Mississippi is 3,431, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,459.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,623.

Houston, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,72349.27%
White1,52743.67%
Some Other Race2035.80%
Two or More Races320.92%
Asian120.34%

Houston Population Pyramid 2020

Houston Median Age

35.7


Total

31.5


Male

38.9


Female

Houston Adults

There are 2,550 adults, (582 of whom are seniors) in Houston.

Houston Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Houston Sex Ratio

Female

1,890

54.05%

Male

1,607

45.95%

Houston Households and Families

Houston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male79.8%20.2%
Married67.2%32.8%
All53.6%46.4%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Female32.1%67.9%

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2542.7453.6
Married4273.2267.2
Non Family4051.0651.1
Female3333.0132.1
Male896.9979.8

3.39

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

9.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade39117.85%
9th to 12th Grade22610.31%
High School Graduate81437.15%
Some College32414.79%
Associates Degree1798.17%
Bachelors Degree21910.00%
Graduate Degree381.73%

Houston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,088775112
White817712145
Hispanic25657
Other Race5757
Multiple Races1818
Asian1212

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,618$31,051$26,080
Less Than High School$34,103$34,936$5,000
High School Grad$30,625$30,625$30,625
Some College$28,053$27,708$28,133
Bachelors Degree$19,327$$19,115
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,618

Average Earnings

$31,051

Average Male

$26,080

Average Female

Houston Language

Houston Language by Age

Houston Language

88.11% of Houston residents speak only English, while 11.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.52% of the population.

Houston Poverty

Houston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,69047728.22%
White1,07319317.99%
Hispanic630355.56%
Multiple271348.15%

20.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.53%

Male Poverty Rate

23.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houston is Multiple, with 48.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houston is Hispanic, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.52%.

Name Poverty
High School22.93%
Some College13.92%
Less Than High School10.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed13.59%
Male Employed8.17%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Houston Income

Houston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,977$42,217
Families$44,267$50,590
Married Families$53,310-
Non Families$14,832$19,930

Houston Marital Status

Houston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Houston Married by Age and Sex

Houston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Houston Marital Status by Race

Houston Veterans

137

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam86
Korea26
World War II12
First Gulf War8
Second Gulf War7
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7447
75+38
55 to 6437
35 to 5415
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1089.26%
Black292.38%

$Houston Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houston Employment Status

50.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Houston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.21%

Born in Mississippi

92.68%

Native Born

7.32%

Foreign Born

5.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.68% of Houston residents were born in the United States, with 79.21% having been born in Mississippi. 5.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,431-14-0.41%
20193,445-14-0.40%
20183,459-16-0.46%
20173,475-14-0.40%
20163,489-41-1.16%
20153,530-7-0.20%
20143,537-4-0.11%
20133,541-30-0.84%
20123,571-13-0.36%
20113,584-47-1.29%
20103,631-448-1.16%
20004,0791760.44%
19903,9031560.41%
19803,7471,0273.26%
19702,7201430.54%
19602,5770.00%