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Houston City, Alaska Housing Analysis

   (County: Matanuska-susitna Borough)

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Houston City, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 170

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 40

Female householder, no husband present : 79

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 168

Householder not living alone : 31


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Houston City, Alaska)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 23

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 37

All other households : 428


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Houston City, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 147

Renter-occupied housing units : 23

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 38

Renter-occupied housing units : 2

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 67

Renter-occupied housing units : 12

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 155

Renter-occupied housing units : 44


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Houston City, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 50

$10,000 to $14,999 : 23

$15,000 to $19,999 : 32

$20,000 to $24,999 : 42

$25,000 to $29,999 : 41

$30,000 to $34,999 : 46

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $44,999 : 15

$45,000 to $49,999 : 20

$50,000 to $59,999 : 60

$60,000 to $74,999 : 27

$75,000 to $99,999 : 77

$100,000 to $124,999 : 14

$125,000 to $149,999 : 17

$150,000 to $199,999 : 24

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Houston City, Alaska)

Total : 615


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Houston City, Alaska)

Occupied : 488

Vacant : 127


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Houston City, Alaska)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Houston City, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : 7

Built 2000 to 2004 : 74

Built 1990 to 1999 : 156

Built 1980 to 1989 : 198

Built 1970 to 1979 : 103

Built 1960 to 1969 : 57

Built 1950 to 1959 : 16

Built 1940 to 1949 : 4

Built 1939 or earlier : 0


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Houston City, Alaska)

Utility gas : 57

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 22

Electricity : 23

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 270

Coal or coke : 7

Wood : 85

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 17

No fuel used : 7


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Houston City, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 6

$15,000 to $19,999 : 11

$20,000 to $24,999 : 14

$25,000 to $29,999 : 5

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 9

$40,000 to $49,999 : 13

$50,000 to $59,999 : 5

$60,000 to $69,999 : 4

$70,000 to $79,999 : 22

$80,000 to $89,999 : 15

$90,000 to $99,999 : 27

$100,000 to $124,999 : 41

$125,000 to $149,999 : 23

$150,000 to $174,999 : 70

$175,000 to $199,999 : 46

$200,000 to $249,999 : 32

$250,000 to $299,999 : 27

$300,000 to $399,999 : 21

$400,000 to $499,999 : 11

$500,000 to $749,999 : 5

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Houston City, Alaska)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 45

Home equity loan only : 31

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 3

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 212

Housing units without a mortgage : 116


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Houston City, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $159,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $122,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $158,200

Built 1970 to 1979 : $165,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $36,100

Built 1950 to 1959 : $160,000

Built 1940 to 1949 :

Built 1939 or earlier :


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Houston City, Alaska: 64.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Alaska: 66.2%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Houston City, Alaska

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 100%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Houston City, Alaska

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
2003        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2004        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2005        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2006        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Houston City, AK): $39,615
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alaska): $51,571


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Houston City): $89,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alaska): $137,400


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Houston City): $575
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alaska): $720


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Houston City, Alaska

Utility Gas: 2.7%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 9.2%
Electricity: 7.8%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 70.9%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 8.5%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.4%
No Fuel Used: 0.4%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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