The clickable images and pictures on this page present facts about Houghton, New York. Houghton is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Caneadea in Allegany County, New York. The population was 1,693 at the 2010 census.
It is served by the Houghton Community Association, a local organization for the betterment of the Houghton community.
Houghton College is a private, coeducational college next to the hamlet.
Houghton is located at (42.4270,-78.1557).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the hamlet has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.81%) is water.
Houghton is located on the west bank of the Genesee River and is on New York State Route 19.
Houghton Academy is a traditional boarding and day secondary school located in Houghton.
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,748 people, 313 households, and 180 families residing in the region. The population density was 715.5 per square mile (276.6/km²). There were 333 housing units at an average density of 136.3/sq mi (52.7/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 95.37% White, 1.54% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.35% of the population.
There were 313 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the area the population was spread out with 11.0% under the age of 18, 59.4% from 18 to 24, 10.1% from 25 to 44, 8.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 70.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 67.7 males.
The median income for a household in the community was $37,639, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,139. About 8.7% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
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