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Welcome to Houston ...

The town of Houston is located in Perry County<1>.

When the people of Houston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Houstonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Houston has a population of 172 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Houston.

Houston is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Houston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Houston: (501)

The ZIP code for Houston: 72070<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Houston had an population of 172 people. This is a decrease of 0.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Houston had a population of 173 people. This makes Houston the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 173 people, the population of Houston increased 8.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 159 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Houston.

Communities Also Named Houston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Houston - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Houston.

Communities near Houston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Houston.

  • Conway
  • Morrilton
  • Mayflower
  • Perryville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perryville
    • Perryville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Houston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,441 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perryville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perryville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perryville<7>
  • Wooster
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wooster
    • Wooster lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Houston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,125 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wooster have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wooster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wooster<7>
  • Plumerville
  • Oppelo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oppelo
    • Oppelo lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Houston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oppelo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oppelo
  • Bigelow
  • Menifee
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menifee
    • Menifee lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Houston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 321 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menifee have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menifee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menifee<7>
  • Perry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
    • Perry lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Houston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Houston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Houston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Houston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Houston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Houston. See our Newspapers Page for Houston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston ...

Looking for more information about Houston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Houston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Houston.

Adding Houston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Houston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Houston was on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

We also found Houston the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Houston.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Houston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Perry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Houston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Houston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Houston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Houston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Houston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Houston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Houston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HoustonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0339, Longitude: -92.6938    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

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