About This Place
Houghton is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Caneadea in Allegany County, New York. The population was 1,748 at the 2000 census.
Houghton College is a private, coeducational college next to the hamlet.
Houghton is located at 42°25′31″N 78°9′29″W / 42.42528°N 78.15806°W / 42.42528; -78.15806 (42.425385, -78.157942).