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Houston, Minnesota

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 3% trophy Houston Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Houston, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 4 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Rents 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Houston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Houston
Metro Area La Crosse
Standard Zip Codes 55943
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.763
Longitude -91.568

Houston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station GENOA DAM 8
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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Houston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,020 100%
Male 458 44.9%
Female 562 55.1%
Under 18 232 22.7%
18+ 788 77.3%
65+ 293 28.7%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,010 99%
African-American 5 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Houston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,001
Growth -19
Growth % -1.9%

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
Norwegian 40.2%
German 29.1%
Irish 8.5%
US/American 5.8%
English 3.7%
Swedish 2.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Italian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Czech 1%
Polish 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
British 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Houston 1,020 $38,462
Caledonia 2,965 $45,679
Hokah 614 $36,000
La Crescent 4,923 $54,708
Peterson 269 $43,333
Rushford 1,696 $45,375
Spring Grove 1,304 $38,000

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Houston High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

306 W. ELM
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 229 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

306 W. ELM
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

Houston Colleges

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