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Houston is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 979 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe community was named after Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas.In 1852, William McSpadden platted the original site of the Village of Houston. McSpadden had served under Sam Houston in the Mexican-American War. Pioneers followed him into the area and by 1854 there were stores and a school among the approximately 40 buildings in the settlement.Houston was incorporated in 1874.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.95sqmi, of which 0.93sqmi is land and 0.02sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 979 people, 418 households, and 239 families residing in the city. The population density was 1052.7PD/sqmi. There were 456 housing units at an average density of 490.3/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 99.5% White, 0.4% Native American, and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.Houston is in Minnesota (MN). Take a peek at our world travel planner: Houston and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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