Houston, Pennsylvania

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Houston is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,314 at the 2000 census.

Students in Houston and neighboring Chartiers Township attend school in the Chartiers-Houston School District.



Houston is located at 40°14′59″N 80°12′37″W / 40.24972°N 80.21028°W / 40.24972; -80.21028 (40.249790, -80.210275)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.



As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,314 people, 614 households, and 340 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,581.7 people per square mile (1,371.2/km²). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 1,820.8/sq mi (697.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.44% White, 3.65% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 614 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.91.

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