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Welcome to Houston Lake ...

The city of Houston Lake is located in Platte County<1>.

The location of Houston Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Houston Lake: Houston Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Houston Lake has a population of 247 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Houston Lake is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Houston Lake lies within the (816) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Houston Lake had an population of 247 people. This is an increase of 5.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Houston Lake had a population of 235 people. This makes Houston Lake the county's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 235 people, the population of Houston Lake decreased 17.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 284 people).

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

Communities Also Named Houston Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Houston Lake - it's located in Georgia.

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

Communities near Houston Lake ...

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

  • Kansas City [Jackson County]
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    • Kansas City [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Houston Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 495,327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<6>
  • Overland Park [Johnson County]
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    • Overland Park [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Houston Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Overland Park<6>
  • Kansas City [Wyandotte County]
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    • Kansas City [Wyandotte County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Houston Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 152,960 people
    • Former name for Kansas City:
    • Wyandotte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<6>
  • Independence [Jackson County]
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    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Houston Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,672 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shawnee [Johnson County]
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      • Shawnee [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Houston Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65,807 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawnee<6>
    • Lenexa [Johnson County]
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      • Lenexa [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Houston Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenexa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenexa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenexa<6>
    • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County]
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      • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Houston Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
      • Former name for Leavenworth:
      • Leavenworth City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<6>
    • Leawood [Johnson County]
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      • Leawood [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Houston Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leawood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leawood<6>
    • Liberty [Clay County]
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      • Liberty [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Houston Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
    • Raytown [Jackson County]
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      • Raytown [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Houston Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raytown<6>

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 Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Houston Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Houston Lake. 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 Lake.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston Lake ...

Looking for more information about Houston Lake? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Houston Lake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Houston Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Platte County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte County: www.co.platte.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Platte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Houston Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houston Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Houston Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Houston Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Houston Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1924, Longitude: -94.6220       In this case, the coordinates for Houston Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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