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Houghton, South Dakota

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Located in: Brown County (see below)

Pronunciation: HOW-tuhn   <1>

Time Zone: Houghton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (605)

ZIP Code: 57449<2>

Elevation: 1,300 feet [396.24 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for Houghton:

Lat:   45.762800°   (or 45°45'46" N)

Lon:   -98.209600°   (or -98°12'34" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Houghton<5>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Houghton

GNIS ID:   1255680

FIPS State / Place Code:   46 / 30260

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Houghton)

About Brown County

The community of Aberdeen is the County Seat for Brown County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Brown)


2019 Est:<6>     38,839   (6.32% increase since 2010)  
2010     36,531   (3.02% increase since 2000)
2000:     35,460

Total Area:<7>   1,730 sq. miles [4,483.1 km²]   - of which 1.04% is water (17.97 sq. miles [46.5 km²])

Housing Units: <8>   16,706

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Brown

GNIS ID:   1265785

FIPS State / County Code:   46 / 013

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Houghton)

About South Dakota

From the US Census


2019 Est:     884,659   (8.66% increase since 2010)  
2010:     814,180   (7.86% increase since 2000)
2000:     754,844

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of South Dakota

GNIS ID:   1785534

FIPS State:   46

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Houghton)

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<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Houghton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>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 community (such as Houghton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Houghton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houghton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Houghton, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<5>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Houghton.
<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Houghton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).




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