Houston, Delaware

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Population in 2013: 391 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 210  (53.8%)
Females: 181  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19954.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,297 (it was $39,545 in 2000)
Houston:

$56,297
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,558 (it was $15,919 in 2000)

Houston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $164,278 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Houston:

$164,278
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $159,310; Detached houses: $168,122; Mobile homes: $57,970

Median gross rent in 2012: $725.

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  • White alone - 332 (88.8%)
  • Black alone - 20 (5.3%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.5%)

Races in Houston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Houston: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), English (20.1%), German (11.1%), Italian (4.9%), United States (3.4%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 53 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,041 people per square mile   (low).

Houston,DE real estate house value index trend

Houston, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in Houston:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Houston town:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

18 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 0.6% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This town:  3.8%
Delaware:  8.2%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Houston, Delaware as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Houston to the number of sex offenders is 96 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $640 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $525 (0.3%)

Houston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (47.1 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (65.4 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (77.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Harrington, DE (1.9 miles ), Milford, DE (2.0 miles ), Farmington, DE (2.3 miles) , Frederica, DE (2.6 miles ), Felton, DE (2.7 miles ), Riverview, DE (2.8 miles ), Ellendale, DE (3.0 miles ), Greenwood, DE (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 75.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Houston household income distribution Houston home values distribution

Property values in Houston, DE

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Delaware:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-10.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Therapists (4%)

Work and jobs in Houston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Houston, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Houston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Delaware state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/1992, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Houston town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1977, a category F2 tornado 8.0 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Houston-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.4 miles away from Houston center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 353.5 miles away from Houston center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 279.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Houston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Houston:

  • MILFORD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MILFORD, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH - MILFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; MILFORD, DE)
  • CHRISTIANA CARE VISITING NURSE ASSN (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CAMDEN, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE CENTRAL DIV (Hospital, about 16 miles away; DOVER, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Houston:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 17 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Delaware State University (about 19 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 20 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 38 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 40 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Cumberland County College (about 44 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 50 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)

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Notable locations in Houston: Houston Volunteer Fire Company (A), Houston Town Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Houston: Houston Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kent 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 2012 was 90.0. This is worse than average.

City:

90.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.33
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Houston that have no violations reported:

  • G AND R CAMPGROUND (Population served: 145, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • G AND R CAMPGROUND II (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.0%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.6%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Houston compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Other fuel (8%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.11%
Here: 32.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchJewish
Adherents31.9%26.0%4.8%4.2%3.9%
Congregations3.7%26.6%1.8%4.6%0.9%
NameAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.9%3.3%2.9%2.5%16.6%
Congregations1.8%2.8%4.6%4.6%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Kent County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Kent County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Kent County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%
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

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Delaware average:

5.01%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($984 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Castle County, DE  1.21% ($37,860 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.14% ($35,747)
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.09% ($35,772)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,597 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Delaware average:

4.68%

0.26% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,634 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.26%
Delaware average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Castle County, DE  1.01% ($36,003 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.09% ($27,250)
to Cecil County, MD  0.06% ($35,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Houston:

  • WYUS (930 AM; 1 kW; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Houston:

  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Houston:

  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 38.910833 Lon: -75.527667, Call Sign: WQJJ880
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/06/2008, Expiration Date: 10/06/2018, Certifier: Jeremy Fischer
    Registrant: Spectrum License Consultants, Inc., 6713 Club Meadows Drive, Amarillo, TX 79124, Phone: (806) 352-4810, Fax: (806) 352-4830, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22558 , Serial Number: 15068360, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/13/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Robert E Southard, 472 Thistlewood Rd, Houston, DE 19954
  • Aircraft: DAVIS MARK A QUICKSILVER MX II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 39587 , Serial Number: 1382, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 08/09/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rt 1 Box 227, Houston, DE 19954
  • Aircraft: CALLAHAN THOMAS KEENE QUICKSILVER MX II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5534T , Serial Number: 2076, Airworthiness Date: 10/29/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rt 1 Box 227, Houston, DE 19954
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8835Z , Serial Number: 17255485, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/23/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Eric T Maloney, 3120 Deep Grass Ln, Houston, DE 19954
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9469E , Serial Number: 17272273, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth S Bock, 1102 School St, Houston, DE 19954

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$143,845
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$131,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0429.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Houston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Houston, DE
Most common first names in Houston, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1975.3 years
George1178.4 years
John1073.8 years
James876.5 years
Robert867.2 years
Charles771.7 years
Mary776.9 years
Margaret676.2 years
Helen587.8 years
Dorothy571.4 years
Most common last names in Houston, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson974.6 years
Smith774.3 years
Griffith677.8 years
Dixon574.8 years
Minner579.0 years
Davis481.7 years
Brown471.8 years
Martin471.0 years
Passwaters474.7 years
Sapp475.0 years

Houston on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #83 (19954) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of West Indian first ancestries"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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