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14744 Zip Code (Houghton, NY) Detailed Profile




City: Houghton, NY (14.15%)
County: Allegany County, NY
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 2,198
Zip code population in 2010: 2,094
Zip code population in 2000: 2,282

Houses and condos: 541
Renter-occupied apartments: 118
% of renters here:

27%
State:

46%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 14744: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 17.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 126 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 14744
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

2.9% ($3,627)
New York:

1.7% ($5,732)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,603 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,682 (2.9%)

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Males: 1,021  (46.5%)
Females: 1,176  (53.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 14744:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 14744:

  • Never married: 58.3%
  • Now married: 35.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

Zip code 14744 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 14744 (2019)
    • 1,90591.0%White
    • 823.9%Asian
    • 412.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 341.6%Black
    • 261.2%Two or more races
    • 30.1%American Indian
    • 30.1%Some other race
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $124,728
14744:

$124,728
New York:

$338,700
Median resident age:
This zip code:

21.1 years
New York median age:

39.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.0 people
New York:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 14744, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,187 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,187
State:

$77,088

Salary/wage: $37,516 (reported on 80.4% of returns)
Here:

$37,516
State:

$60,593
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 61.9% for AGIs below $25k, 74.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $409 (reported on 47.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$409
New York:

$3,125
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,630 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,630
State:

$10,299
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$357 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

+$357
State:

+$42,474
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,760 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

+$5,760
State:

+$16,168
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs below $25k, 9.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,920 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
14744:

$10,920
New York:

$17,621

Total itemized deductions: $21,571 (28% of AGI, reported on 30.4% of returns)
Here:

$21,571
State:

$34,985

Here:

28.2% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $7,843 (reported on 30.4% of returns)
Here:

$7,843
State:

$5,572
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $6,193 (reported on 32.6% of returns)
14744:

$6,193
State:

$18,656
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,967 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,967
State:

$2,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 43.5%
Here:

43%
State:

66%
(% for various income ranges: 41.2% for AGIs below $25k, 41.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 44.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 14744, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,071 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,071
State:

$59,519

Salary/wage: $32,563 (reported on 83.1% of returns)
Here:

$32,563
State:

$50,673
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 86.4% for AGIs below $10k, 73.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $877 (reported on 54.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$877
New York:

$2,377
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,096 (reported on 28.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,096
State:

$5,394
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,307 (reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

+$2,307
State:

+$23,581
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,079 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,079
State:

+$13,809
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $10k, 6.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,900 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
14744:

$1,900
New York:

$3,115

Total itemized deductions: $17,586 (24% of AGI, reported on 30.3% of returns)
Here:

$17,586
State:

$25,864

Here:

24.4% of AGI
State:

21.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $7,219 (10% of AGI, reported on 28.6% of returns)
Here:

$7,219
State:

$4,439

Here:

9.8% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,706 (reported on 66.0% of returns)
14744:

$4,706
State:

$11,730
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,707 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,707
State:

$1,757

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 36.1%
Here:

36%
State:

67%
(% for various income ranges: 21.9% for AGIs below $10k, 48.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 39.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 41.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 34.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 40.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$64,264
New York:

$72,108
Houghton, NY (14744) map Nearest zip codes: 14717, 14777, 14060, 14735, 14065, 14711.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

59.1%
New York:

43.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.6%
New York:

43.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 5
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 440


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 21 (7 now married, 13 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 776 (175 now married, 606 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 14744 with a mortgage: 195 (7 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 127

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,024
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $553

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

12.7%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.0%
Whole state:

7.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.8
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 14744: Fiegl Maintenance Building (A), Shenawana Dormitory (B), Nielsen Physical Education Center (C), Stevens Art Studio (D), Gillette Hall (E), Houghton College Center For The Arts (F), Luckey Building (G), Rothenbuhler Hall (H), Chamberlain Center (I), William J Houghton Memorial Library (J), Paine Science Center (K), Lambein Hall (L), Fancher Hall (M), The Waters of Houghton (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 14744 include: Houghton Wesleyan Church (A), Wesley Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1), White Cemetery (2), Podonque Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 72010 to 2013
  • 202000 to 2009
  • 1091990 to 1999
  • 721980 to 1989
  • 761970 to 1979
  • 411960 to 1969
  • 581950 to 1959
  • 151940 to 1949
  • 1341939 or earlier

Zip code 14744 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Houghton, NY (14744)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Houghton, NY (14744)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 182 bedrooms
  • 1153 bedrooms
  • 1154 bedrooms
  • 745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton, NY (14744)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houghton, NY (14744)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 271 bedroom
  • 482 bedrooms
  • 183 bedrooms
  • 264 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, NY (14744) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, NY (14744) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 10no vehicle
  • 741 vehicle
  • 1692 vehicles
  • 583 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, NY (14744) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houghton, NY (14744) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 30no vehicle
  • 671 vehicle
  • 182 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 14744 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 14744 household income distribution in 2019
  • 28Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11$25,000 to $29,999
  • 35$30,000 to $34,999
  • 11$35,000 to $39,999
  • 50$40,000 to $44,999
  • 27$45,000 to $49,999
  • 17$50,000 to $59,999
  • 45$60,000 to $74,999
  • 79$75,000 to $99,999
  • 45$100,000 to $124,999
  • 37$125,000 to $149,999
  • 17$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 14744

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 14744
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20$60,000 to $69,999
  • 18$70,000 to $79,999
  • 14$80,000 to $89,999
  • 28$90,000 to $99,999
  • 67$100,000 to $124,999
  • 27$125,000 to $149,999
  • 15$150,000 to $174,999
  • 28$175,000 to $199,999
  • 19$200,000 to $249,999
  • 13$250,000 to $299,999
  • 7$300,000 to $399,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 14744

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 14744
  • 11$300 to $349
  • 4$350 to $399
  • 19$400 to $449
  • 22$450 to $499
  • 4$500 to $549
  • 5$550 to $599
  • 8$600 to $649
  • 15$650 to $699
  • 3$800 to $899
  • 14$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $654.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $130,980

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $124,728
14744:

$124,728
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,096 - $176,994

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $157,394
Here:

$157,394
State:

$393,458

Mobile homes: $77,742
Here:

$77,742
State:

$82,547
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 14744
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 375
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 14
  • 3 or 4: 62
  • Mobile homes: 81

Unemployment: 4.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 14744

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 14744
  • 43.5%409Drove a car alone
  • 5.6%53Carpooled
  • 43.2%406Walked
  • 1.8%17Other means
  • 5.4%51Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 14744

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 14744
  • 251Less than 5 minutes
  • 2815 to 9 minutes
  • 11110 to 14 minutes
  • 5315 to 19 minutes
  • 5120 to 24 minutes
  • 2325 to 29 minutes
  • 4630 to 34 minutes
  • 535 to 39 minutes
  • 1040 to 44 minutes
  • 3345 to 59 minutes
  • 1260 to 89 minutes
  • 790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,198
  • Male householders: 278 (47 living alone), Female householders: 164 (46 living alone)
  • 294 spouses (292 opposite-sex spouses), 23 unmarried partners, (23 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 449 children (410 natural, 23 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 0 foster children, 18 other relatives, 54 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 879 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 130 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 72 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 92 1-person, 8 2-persons, 6 3-persons

324 married couples with children.
63 single-parent households (38 men, 25 women).

88.9% of residents of 14744 zip code speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (47% very well, 25% well, 20% not well, 8% not at all).
4.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% very well, 26% well, 14% not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 139 (6.3%)
(19.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.3%
Whole state:

22.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 15%Japan
  • 11%Malaysia
  • 8%Thailand
  • 5%Eritrea
  • 4%Bangladesh
  • 2%Kuwait
  • 1%Belgium
Most common first ancestries reported in 14744
  • 17%English
  • 11%Irish
  • 11%European
  • 9%German
  • 8%Pennsylvania German
  • 4%American
  • 2%French Canadian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1022010 or later
  • 452000 to 2009
  • 161990 to 1999
  • 47Before 1990

Zip code 14744 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • HOUGHTON COLLEGE (1 WILLARD AVE in HOUGHTON, NY)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification

Zip code 14744 marital status for males
Zip code 14744 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 49.7%Utility gas
  • 23.5%Wood
  • 12.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.9%Electricity
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Coal or coke
  • 3.0%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 173. Population change in the 1990s: +2,109 (+1219.1%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,491
  • Northeast: 246
  • Midwest: 109
  • South: 112
  • West: 35

40% of the 14744 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New York.

92% of the 14744 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Houghton, NY (14744)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

24.6%
New York:

14.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

51.4%
New York:

14.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 544
Here:

69.5%
New York:

37.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 68,422Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 61,277Management occupations
  • 45,829Transportation occupations
  • 39,498Business and financial operations occupations
  • 27,790Production occupations
  • 26,546Community and social service occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Educational Services: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (over 1000 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (20-49: 1)
  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (20-49: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: All Other Outpatient Care Centers (10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Dentists (5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 912 people in college/university student housing
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 825 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 98 people in nursing homes
Most common first names in zip code 14744 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1482.2 years
Ruth1383.1 years
James1176.4 years
Charles882.5 years
Robert782.6 years
William672.7 years
Helen681.5 years
Elizabeth683.3 years
Katherine688.7 years
Margaret669.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 14744 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Clark979.2 years
Smith689.0 years
Fancher589.4 years
Crandall480.2 years
Barker485.0 years
Paine484.5 years
Ries482.0 years
Babbitt360.6 years
Bowen380.7 years
Osgood381.3 years

Businesses in zip code 14744

  • Subway: 1

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