Houston, Missouri

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Houston is a city in Texas County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,992 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Texas County[3].



Houston is located at 37°19′24″N 91°57′35″W / 37.32333°N 91.95972°W / 37.32333; -91.95972 (37.323390, -91.959775)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), all of it land. Houston is the second largest city in Texas County, behind Cabool.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,992 people, 904 households, and 536 families residing in the city. The population density was 559.8 people per square mile (216.0/km²). There were 1,042 housing units at an average density of 292.8/sq mi (113.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.13% White, 0.20% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 904 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 73.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,886, and the median income for a family was $28,798. Males had a median income of $26,371 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,977. About 20.6% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over.

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