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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, 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 borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Houston who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), sales jobs (12.48%), and food service (8.89%).

Being a small borough, Houston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Houston are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.23% of adults in Houston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Houston in 2010 was $22,967, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,868 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 Asian. 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 Chinese.

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