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Houston is in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, in the Anchorage metro area.
The community was named for William Cannon Houston, congressman.
The latitude of Houston is 61.630N. The longitude is -149.818W.It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 249 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,350.
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13% of Houston residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Houston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Houston was $17,213, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Houston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Houston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $943.
The average commute time for Houston workers is 46 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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