Houghton, NY

Census Place

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2022 Population
1,771
5.35% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
20.7
0.976% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.5%
14.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$90,244
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$150,600
18.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
779
7.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houghton, NY had a population of 1.77k people with a median age of 20.7 and a median household income of $90,244. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houghton, NY grew from 1,681 to 1,771, a 5.35% increase and its median household income grew from $80,625 to $90,244, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houghton, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.565%), and White (Hispanic) (0.339%).

None of the households in Houghton, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Houghton, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Houghton, NY are Houghton University (301 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Houghton, NY was $150,600, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Houghton, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Houghton, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Houghton, NY is home to a population of 1.77k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.16% of Houghton, NY residents were born outside of the country (56 people).

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.65k people) in Houghton, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 25 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Houghton, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houghton, NY was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houghton, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.65k ± 257
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    78 ± 37
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    25 ± 32.3
0.508%
Hispanic Population
9 people

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.65k people) in Houghton, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 25 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.508% of the people in Houghton, NY are hispanic (9 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
56 people
4.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
78 people

As of 2022, 3.16% of Houghton, NY residents (56 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houghton, NY was 4.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    12 ± 12
  2. Korea
    9 ± 16
  3. Vietnam
    5 ± 19

Houghton, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houghton, NY employs 779 people. The largest industries in Houghton, NY are Educational Services (476 people), Accommodation & Food Services (92 people), and Retail Trade (41 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($83,750), Manufacturing ($69,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,250).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

779
2022 Value
± 151
7.89%
1 Year growth
± 26.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houghton, NY grew at a rate of 7.89%, from 722 employees to 779 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houghton, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (187 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (73 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (72 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houghton, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

779
2022 Value
± 151
7.89%
1 Year growth
± 26.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houghton, NY grew at a rate of 7.89%, from 722 employees to 779 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houghton, NY, are Educational Services (476 people), Accommodation & Food Services (92 people), and Retail Trade (41 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houghton, NY, though some of these residents may live in Houghton, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,063
Median earning men ± $19,144
$9,609
Median earning women ± $3,824

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($103,750), Manufacturing ($69,583), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,523).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($28,000), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($9,648), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($7,273).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Houghton, NY awarded 301 degrees. The student population of Houghton, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 311 male students and 522 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Houghton, NY are White (213 and 74%), followed by Unknown (26 and 9.03%), Black or African American (19 and 6.6%), and Two or More Races (12 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in Houghton, NY by number of degrees awarded are Houghton University (301 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Houghton, NY are General Business Administration & Management (46 and 15.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (32 and 10.6%), and General Biological Sciences (27 and 8.97%).

The median tuition cost in Houghton, NY for private four year colleges is $15,900.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Houghton, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 833 (37.3% men and 62.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 833 students enrolled in Houghton, NY, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 613 records, of which 63.6% were women and 36.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 37 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Houghton, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 37 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
301 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Houghton University with 301 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 112 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Houghton, NY, which is 0.593 times less than the 189 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 213 degrees mean that there were 8.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($15,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($546) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houghton, NY was $150,600 in 2022, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $127,500 to $150,600, a 18.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Houghton, NY is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houghton, NY have an average commute time of 12.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houghton, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$150,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,279
$178
Median Property Taxes
±$50

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.6% of the housing units in Houghton, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Houghton, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$90,244
Median Household Income
± $16,185
280
Number of Households
± 71

In 2022, the median household income of the 280 households in Houghton, NY grew to $90,244 from the previous year's value of $80,625.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Houghton, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (45.6%)
  2. Walked (35.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.1%)

In 2022, 45.6% of workers in Houghton, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (35.1%) and those who worked at home (12.1%).

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Commute Time

12.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houghton, NY have a shorter commute time (12.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.479% of the workforce in Houghton, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houghton, NY (134 out of 995 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houghton, NY is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.6% of the population of Houghton, NY has health coverage, with 63.3% on employee plans, 8.41% on Medicaid, 4.12% on Medicare, 20.8% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, NY see 2195 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.724% decrease from the previous year (2211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3039 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 403 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,195 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Allegany County, NY

Primary care physicians in Allegany County, NY see an average of 2,195 patients per year. This represents a 0.724% decrease from the previous year (2,211 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.2% under 18 years, 44.2% between 18 and 34 years, 19% between 35 and 64 years, and 5.59% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.41%
Uninsured
63.3%
Employer Coverage
8.41%
Medicaid
4.12%
Medicare
20.8%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houghton, NY declined by 51.8% from 2.93% to 1.41%.

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