Houston, MS
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Houston is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 3,544 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Houston is the 81st largest community in Mississippi.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Houston is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.85% of the Houston workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Houston is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Houston who work in office and administrative support (10.83%), sales jobs (8.28%), and teaching (7.50%).

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.

Houston is a small city, 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, the citizens of Houston rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.85% of adults 25 and older in Houston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Houston in 2010 was $15,740, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $62,960 for a family of four.

Houston is an extremely 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 Black or African-American. Houston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Houston include Irish, Scots-Irish, French , and African.

The most common language spoken in Houston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.

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