Houghton, NY has a population of 1,760 and is the 11,779th largest city in the United States. The population density is 710 per sq mi which is 98% higher than the New York average and 684% higher than the national average. The median age in Houghton is 21 which is approximately 46% lower than the New York average of 38. In Houghton, 30% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 52% of Houghton residents were born in New York, 38% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.