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Houston is a very small city located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 1,975 people and just one neighborhood, Houston is the 30th largest community in Alaska.
Unlike some cities, Houston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Houston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Houston is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Houston who work in sales jobs (11.45%), food service (10.42%) and management occupations (9.52%).
Because of many things, Houston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Houston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Houston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Houston is worth considering.
One downside of living in Houston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Houston, the average commute to work is 31.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Houston citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.40% of adults 25 and older in Houston have a college degree.
The per capita income in Houston in 2010 was $24,355, which is lower middle income relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,420 for a family of four. However, Houston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Houston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Houston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Houston residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Houston include German, English, Irish, Dutch, European and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Houston is English.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$169,086|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Low cost relative to AK, medium cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Rural (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Single-family homes, some Mobile homes, some Small apartment buildings and a few Complexes/high rise apartments|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later) and some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mostly Owner occupied|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Quiet and Urban Sophisticates|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Mixed ages, some Families with children (family households with school-aged children) and some Seniors (people 65 and over)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 5 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Upper middle income (well-above average income for America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Sales & Service workers, some Executive, managerial & professional, some Manufacturing & Laborers, some Government employees and some Clerical, assistants & technical support|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly White (non-Hispanic), some Irish ancestry, some Hispanic, some Mexican and some Italian ancestry|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
HOUSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
12801 WEST HAWK LN, HOUSTON, AK 99652
HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
12501 WEST HAWK RD, BIG LAKE, AK 99694
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
17,079 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||80.0||52.2|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||1.8||5.9|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||11.5||23.0|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||32.5||38.4|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||19.4|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||12.4|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO AK*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
Houston appreciation rates are for subscribers only. Alaska appreciation rates (state-wide averages) are open to all visitors.
National Median 3.9
My chances of becoming a victim
in Houston SUBSCRIBE FOR DETAIL
in Alaska 1 in 165
National Median 29.1
My chances of becoming a victim
in Houston SUBSCRIBE FOR DETAIL
in Alaska 1 in 38
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