Houston, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 173 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 67  (39.2%)
Females: 106  (60.8%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 72070

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,685 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Houston:

$49,685
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,873 (it was $17,130 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,538 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Houston:

$76,538
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $79,111; Detached houses: $84,906; Mobile homes: $26,894

Median gross rent in 2013: $392.

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  • Races in Houston, AR (2010)

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    • 17198.8%White alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Houston: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (19.1%), English (10.6%), Irish (9.8%), German (8.5%), Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 308 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 171 people per square mile   (very low).

Houston, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Houston:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Houston town:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 25.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Houston, Arkansas as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Houston to the number of sex offenders is 57 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $375 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $604 (1.0%)

Houston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (29.1 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (154.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (281.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bigelow, AR (2.1 miles ), Fourche, AR (2.3 miles) , Perry, AR (2.4 miles ), Oppelo, AR (2.5 miles ), Perryville, AR (2.5 miles ), Morrilton, AR (3.0 miles ), Plumerville, AR (3.0 miles ), Menifee, AR (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.03 N, Longitude: 92.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

Houston household income distribution Houston home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (30%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

Average climate in Houston, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Houston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/10/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Houston town center killed 6 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/5/2008, a category F4 tornado 21.7 miles away from the town center killed 13 people and injured 139 people and caused $119 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Houston-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from Houston center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 140.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 131.2 miles away from Houston center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 230.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Perry County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Houston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Houston:

  • PERRY COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PERRYVILLE, AR)
  • COTTONWOOD PLACE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • PETIT JEAN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • ST VINCENT MORRILTON Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • RIVER CHASE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • CONWAY COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)
  • BROOKRIDGE COVE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MORRILTON, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Houston:

  • University of Central Arkansas (about 14 miles; Conway, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,972)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 29 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 30 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 31 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • National Park Community College (about 44 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 46 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Harding University (about 57 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Houston Assembly of God Was founded in 1911 and is located on the corner of Pear Street and Highway 60 East.

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Notable locations in Houston: Houston City Police (A), Houston Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 52.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Houston and their reported violations in the past:

HOUSTON WATERWORKS (Population served: 611, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In DEC-19-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-12-2010 to FEB-17-2011)
  • Public Education - In NOV-15-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-06-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
BIGELOW WATERWORKS (Population served: 544, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.3%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Houston compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Arkansas average:

11.8

Houston travel time to work - commute Houston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (43%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Houston town (based on Perry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,32420
Catholic2501
Black Protestant1201
Mainline Protestant501
Other-1
None6,701-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Perry County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Perry County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Perry County:

28.1%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.7%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$800
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$300
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,500

Houston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $83,000 ($479.77)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($92.49)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($46.24)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($23.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $53,000 ($306.36)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($28.90)

Houston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $5,000 ($28.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($34.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($40.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $85,000 ($491.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($40.46)
    General Support: $2,000 ($11.56)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($23.12)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($23.12)

Houston government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($456.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $78,000 ($450.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($5.78)

Houston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $92,000 ($531.79)

7.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Faulkner County, AR  1.83% ($30,968 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  1.04% ($40,361)
from Conway County, AR  0.84% ($22,345)


8.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Faulkner County, AR  1.75% ($30,459 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  1.32% ($25,848)
to Conway County, AR  1.09% ($26,105)

Strongest AM radio stations in Houston:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • KCON (1230 AM; 1 kW; CONWAY, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEE OF THE UNIV. OF CEN)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)
  • KVOM (800 AM; 0 kW; MORRILTON, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Houston:

  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KABF (88.3 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • KCJC (102.3 FM; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KVOM-FM (101.7 FM; MORRILTON, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KARV-FM (101.3 FM; OLA, AR; Owner: KERM INC)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLD (99.3 FM; ATKINS, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KLAL (107.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWLR (96.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KASR (92.7 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CREATIVE MEDIA INCORPORATED)
  • KKZR (93.3 FM; BRYANT, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Houston:

  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K34FH (Channel 34; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KHUG-LP (Channel 14; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK TV-14, L.L.C.)
  • KJLR-LP (Channel 28; LITTLE ROCK, ETC., AR; Owner: COWSERT FAMILY, L.L.C.)
  • K55GE (Channel 55; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • HOWARD PORTER, 52 Rocky Point, Type: 24.4, Overall height: 24.4 m
    Registrant: 5018892662, Hporter@arbbs.Net, 208 A N FOURCHE AVE
  • Howard Porter, 52 Rocky Point (Lat: 35.068889 Lon: -92.709167), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 0 m
    Registrant: 5018892662, Hporter@arbbs.Net, 208 A N. FOURCHE AVE
  • Howard Porter, 52 Rocky Point (Lat: 35.068889 Lon: -92.709167), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 0 m
    Registrant: 5018892662, Hporter@arbbs.Net, 208 A N. FOURCHE AVE
  • Jon H Rhodes, 52 Rocky Point (Lat: 35.068889 Lon: -92.709167), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 0 m
    Registrant: 5015456409, Mail@square1services.Com
  • Jon H Rhodes, 52 Rocky Point (Lat: 35.068889 Lon: -92.709167), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 0 m
    Registrant: 5015456409, Mail@square1services.Com

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Houston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3731S , Serial Number: 17250931, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Keith A Dixon, 1661 Highway 60 E, Houston, AR 72070

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Houston

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