Houston, PA
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Houston is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,266 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Houston is the 721st largest community in Pennsylvania. Houston has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Houston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Houston is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Houston who work in office and administrative support (14.70%), sales jobs (12.12%), and personal care services (8.72%).

As is often the case in a small borough, Houston doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Houston rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.05% 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 $24,536, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,144 for a family of four. However, Houston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Italian, Irish, English, and Scots-Irish.

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

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