Houghton is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,566 people and just one neighborhood, Houghton is the 626th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Houghton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Houghton is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Houghton who work in teaching (27.37%), personal care services (10.89%) and food service (9.60%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Houghton is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Houghton to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Houghton. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Houghton.
One of the benefits of Houghton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.91 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.