For population 25 years and over in Houston:
For population 15 years and over in Houston town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $243 (0.4%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+6.7%).
Average climate in Houston, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Houston-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 263% 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 slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% 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 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/11/1996 at 21:54:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from Houston center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.2 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, Hurricane: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Houston:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Houston:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.77. This is about average. There were 38 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00566. This is significantly better than average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.214. This is significantly better than average. There were 75 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.04. This is significantly better than average. There were 119 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 110 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.3. This is better than average. There were 210 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.7. This is about average. There were 108 monitors within city limits.
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:BIGELOW WATERWORKS (Population served: 544, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.2%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Houston compared to Arkansas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Houston (based on Perry County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.65%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Houston government finances in 2002(per resident):
9.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,129 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,082 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Houston:
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Houston)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Houston, AR