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Houston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alaska):

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 16% Houston Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Houston Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Houston, Alaska

Comparing Houston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alaska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 6
Well-Paid Single Men 9 5
Racial Diversity 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 2
Age of the Population 3 7
Senior Citizens 1 6
Female Share of the Population 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 4
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 4
College Educated Adults 3 3
People Above Poverty 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Working at Home 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 2
People Living Alone 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Affordability of Rents 2 7

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Houston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of Anchorage, Alaska
County Matanuska-Susitna
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99694
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 61.49
Longitude -149.78

Houston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WASILLA 3 S
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 49 to 70 F
Oct Temp 27 to 43 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 23 F
Apr Temp 28 to 45 F
Jul Temp 48 to 66 F
Oct Temp 27 to 41 F
Annual Precip 19.3 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 21 F
Apr Temp 25 to 48 F
Jul Temp 48 to 69 F
Oct Temp 25 to 40 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
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Houston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,202 100%
Male 638 53.1%
Female 564 46.9%
Under 18 369 30.7%
18+ 833 69.3%
65+ 75 6.2%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.26
White 1,010 84%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 8 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 99 8.2%
Other 11 0.9%
Mixed Race 66 5.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 2.3%

Estimated Houston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,614
Growth 412
Growth % 34.3%

Houston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.5%
US/American 13.2%
German 11.3%
Irish 9.4%
English 7.4%
Norwegian 6.2%
Italian 3.7%
Scottish 2.4%
Dutch 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Russian 1.6%
Polish 1.6%
Danish 1.5%
Swedish 1.4%
European 1%
Welsh 1%
Greek 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Austrian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Slovak 0.3%
New Zealander 0.2%
British 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Houston 1,202 $46,818
Anchorage 260,283 $63,682
Palmer 4,533 $53,164
Wasilla 5,469 $53,792
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