Houston is a tiny town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 395 people and just one neighborhood, Houston is the 37th largest community in Delaware. Houston has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns, 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 town of managers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Houston who work in management occupations (22.30%), office and administrative support (9.71%), and sales jobs (8.99%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 26.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Houston has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Houston has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Houston than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Houston may be for you.
Houston is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Houston ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.46% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Houston in 2018 was $38,041, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,164 for a family of four. However, Houston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Houston is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Houston include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Houston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 33.5% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
The neighborhood stands out within Delaware for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 8.1% of college-friendly places to live in DE.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Houston are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 16.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 32.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.5%), and 13.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Houston, DE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (12.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.6%), and residents who report English roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (79.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.