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Houghton is in Allegany County.
Houghton is in the Southern Tier region.
The latitude of Houghton is 42.423N. The longitude is -78.157W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,207 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,748.
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23% of Houghton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Houghton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Houghton was $9,139, compared with $21,587 nationally.
63% of Houghton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Houghton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $977.
Allegany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Houghton political report.
The average commute time for Houghton workers is 8 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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