A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Houston ...
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 3,427 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Houston.
Houston is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Houston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Houston lies within the (662) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Houston had an population of 3,427 people. This is a decrease of 5.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.98% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Houston had a population of 3,623 people (or 20.83% of the total population of Chickasaw County). This makes Houston the county's most populous community.
The population of Houston represents 0.12% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 74th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,623 people, the population of Houston decreased 11.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,079 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Houston.
Adding Houston to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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.
In addition, we also found mention of Houston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Houston on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Houston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Houston: This one is located in Chickasaw County and the other is located in Lauderdale County.
Beyond Mississippi, there are 28 communities that are also named Houston - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, 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.
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. Our list includes 9 papers. 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021