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The City of Houghton had a population of 139 as of July 1, 2016. Houghton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houghton is located at latitude 40.7837 and longitude -91.6108 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Houghton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Houghton (GNIS ID: 2394424) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Houghton is located within Township of Cedar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Houghton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Houghton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 139
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 446
Diversity Index2 1


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $143,333
Average Home Value $176,087


Median Household Income $51,105
Average Household Income $60,900
Per Capita Income $24,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.29%
Households -1.06% -0.35%
Families -2.16% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Houghton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houghton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 805 20th
Population Density1 # 682 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 993 2nd
Median Household Income # 575 43rd
Per Capita Income # 685 32nd

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