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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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Median household income
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$37,639
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Houghton demographic reports
Houghton is on the Genesee River
Former and merged names include:
· Houghton Creek
· Jockey Street
Colleges and universities: Houghton College

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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.

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63% of Houghton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Houghton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $977.


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Allegany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Houghton political report.

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The average commute time for Houghton workers is 8 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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