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Houston Summary
Houston is located in Texas
Latitude: 29.775931
Longitude: -95.414789
Population: 2,571,090
Area: 837.02 sq. miles
Land: 827.18 sq. miles
Water: 9.84 sq. miles
Population Density: 3,108.26 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 38.7 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Codes: 713, 832, 281
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Houston Demographics

Houston Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Male1,281,39849.84 %49.65 %49.04 %
Female1,289,69250.16 %50.35 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.99-0.990.96
Total Population2,571,090100.00 %--
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Houston Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years214,0518.33 %7.79 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years209,7848.16 %7.93 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years193,2887.52 %7.82 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years187,9567.31 %7.85 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years203,1597.90 %7.38 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years452,96717.62 %15.17 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years416,43516.20 %15.93 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years318,61212.39 %12.52 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years103,0034.01 %4.30 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years75,4282.93 %3.36 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years113,3454.41 %5.48 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years62,9272.45 %3.32 %4.38 %
85 years and over20,1350.78 %1.14 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)32.0-36.137.7
18 years and over1,841,38571.62 %71.77 %74.27 %
Male
907,74135.31 %35.19 %35.85 %
Female
933,64436.31 %36.58 %38.42 %
21 years and over1,727,26367.18 %67.05 %69.92 %
62 years and over239,3579.31 %11.89 %14.65 %
65 years and over196,4077.64 %9.94 %12.42 %
Male
80,4563.13 %4.13 %5.12 %
Female
115,9514.51 %5.80 %7.30 %
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Houston Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
One race2,489,80996.84 %97.53 %97.55 %
White
1,330,21351.74 %70.97 %75.21 %
Black or African American
586,69322.82 %11.54 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
11,3000.44 %0.57 %0.87 %
Asian
156,6706.09 %2.70 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
31,1981.21 %0.62 %0.59 %
Chinese
31,2001.21 %0.51 %0.85 %
Filipino
13,5660.53 %0.28 %0.65 %
Japanese
3,0240.12 %0.08 %0.28 %
Korean
7,6130.30 %0.22 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
51,6222.01 %0.65 %0.39 %
Other Asian
18,4470.72 %0.34 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,5270.06 %0.07 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
3250.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
4310.02 %0.02 %0.02 %
Samoan
2720.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
4990.02 %0.02 %0.04 %
Some other race
403,40615.69 %11.69 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)925,19635.98 %31.98 %13.70 %
Mexican
665,50925.88 %24.32 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
9,4770.37 %0.33 %2.46 %
Cuban
6,4140.25 %0.12 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
243,7969.48 %7.21 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino1,645,89464.02 %68.02 %86.30 %
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Houston Social Profile

Houston School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school724,649100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
47,5696.56 %6.56 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
46,2656.38 %5.85 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
333,46746.02 %45.51 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
151,60120.92 %21.85 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
145,74720.11 %20.23 %22.81 %
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Houston Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over1,565,810100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
215,45913.76 %11.45 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
221,91814.17 %12.89 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
325,14120.77 %24.84 %28.63 %
High school or higher
1,128,43372.07 %75.65 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
310,75619.85 %22.35 %21.05 %
Associate degree
67,8354.33 %5.23 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
277,30617.71 %15.61 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
424,70127.12 %23.24 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
147,3959.41 %7.63 %8.86 %
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Houston Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported2,465,299100.00 %--
Arab14,6060.59 %0.33 %0.42 %
Czech17,5780.71 %0.96 %0.59 %
Danish3,9890.16 %0.22 %0.50 %
Dutch14,9930.61 %1.04 %1.58 %
English135,5915.50 %7.51 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)50,4462.05 %2.40 %2.90 %
French Canadian8,5410.35 %0.46 %0.85 %
German175,5477.12 %10.62 %14.93 %
Greek5,4820.22 %0.17 %0.40 %
Hungarian4,3310.18 %0.16 %0.49 %
Irish122,5954.97 %7.74 %10.65 %
Italian46,2861.88 %1.87 %5.47 %
Lithuanian1,6860.07 %0.06 %0.23 %
Norwegian10,6960.43 %0.61 %1.56 %
Polish29,1371.18 %1.17 %3.12 %
Portuguese1,9770.08 %0.08 %0.41 %
Russian10,6780.43 %0.29 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish29,5021.20 %1.73 %1.50 %
Scottish28,2551.15 %1.49 %1.70 %
Slovak1,6050.07 %0.05 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African35,2171.43 %0.68 %0.62 %
Swedish12,0980.49 %0.66 %1.39 %
Swiss3,2580.13 %0.15 %0.32 %
Ukrainian2,3330.09 %0.08 %0.31 %
United States or American105,9584.30 %7.97 %7.18 %
Welsh7,4770.30 %0.42 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)9,3130.38 %0.21 %0.65 %
Other ancestries1,576,12463.93 %50.89 %31.89 %
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Houston Economy

Houston Employment

GroupNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over1,916,059100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
944,69649.30 %49.02 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
971,36350.70 %50.98 %51.68 %
In labor force
1,238,66864.65 %63.63 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
683,47055.18 %54.98 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
555,19844.82 %45.02 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
1,237,59764.59 %62.95 %63.10 %
Employed
1,151,52460.10 %59.13 %59.39 %
Unemployed
86,0734.49 %3.82 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-6.95 %6.00 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
1,0710.06 %0.68 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
677,39135.35 %36.37 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers949,88082.49 %78.00 %78.40 %
Government workers126,54310.99 %14.58 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business72,3636.28 %7.07 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers2,7380.24 %0.34 %0.31 %
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Houston Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations393,61034.18 %33.34 %33.60 %
Service occupations170,19314.78 %14.63 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations314,82327.34 %27.25 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1,6040.14 %0.66 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations123,90010.76 %10.92 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations147,39412.80 %13.20 %14.63 %
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Houston Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining24,0262.09 %2.67 %1.87 %
Construction99,1278.61 %8.05 %6.80 %
Manufacturing123,84810.76 %11.85 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade55,8324.85 %3.93 %3.60 %
Retail trade126,49810.99 %12.00 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities74,9016.50 %5.80 %5.19 %
Information27,8462.42 %3.07 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing84,0777.30 %6.83 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services151,87313.19 %9.52 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services197,64417.16 %19.28 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services87,8097.63 %7.29 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)65,5065.69 %5.21 %4.88 %
Public administration32,5372.83 %4.52 %4.83 %
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Houston Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Households923,455100.00 %7,394,705106,788,273
Less than $10,000
95,13610.30 %10.38 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
57,2246.20 %6.64 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
126,94313.75 %13.57 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
129,80214.06 %13.47 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
151,29216.38 %16.48 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
159,05117.22 %18.38 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
83,3279.02 %9.54 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
71,2917.72 %7.25 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
23,0842.50 %2.08 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
26,3052.85 %2.22 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$44,838.20-$37,718.88$39,349.33
Average household size2.78-2.692.58
Average income per member of household$16,126.53-$14,019.28$15,252.86
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Houston Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over1,127,642100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
830,08073.61 %77.70 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
175,47215.56 %14.48 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
56,1584.98 %1.86 %4.73 %
Walked
22,1871.97 %1.90 %2.94 %
Other means
16,9881.51 %1.31 %1.20 %
Worked at home
26,7572.37 %2.75 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)27.6083 minutes-26.6 minutes26.3 minutes
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Houston Housing

Houston Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units997,906100.00 %8,152,578117,282,697
Occupied housing units
922,76692.47 %90.65 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
463,84246.48 %57.84 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
458,92445.99 %32.82 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
75,1407.53 %9.35 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
4,6950.47 %2.11 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.89 %-2.56 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate8.53 %-9.33 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.87-2.712.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.67-2.672.45
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Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units997,768100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
507,40750.85 %63.39 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
48,4764.86 %3.05 %5.68 %
2 units
17,4421.75 %2.09 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
38,2513.83 %3.35 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
56,4185.65 %4.37 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
77,4137.76 %4.32 %3.99 %
20 or more units
232,22023.27 %10.05 %8.59 %
Mobile home
19,5811.96 %8.96 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
5600.06 %0.42 %0.22 %
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Houston Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units997,768100.00 %--
1 room
45,6744.58 %2.54 %2.21 %
2 rooms
98,1979.84 %6.26 %4.88 %
3 rooms
166,58816.70 %12.03 %10.06 %
4 rooms
160,61716.10 %16.28 %15.95 %
5 rooms
173,71317.41 %22.47 %20.92 %
6 rooms
146,15714.65 %18.07 %18.39 %
7 rooms
90,6319.08 %10.50 %11.98 %
8 rooms
58,6435.88 %6.15 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
57,5485.77 %5.69 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)4.8-5.15.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units922,683100.00 %--
1.00 or less
786,89385.28 %82.10 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
58,2946.32 %4.44 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
77,4968.40 %4.12 %2.54 %
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Houston Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas417,15941.81 %39.15 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas7,0870.71 %5.75 %5.96 %
Electricity490,13049.12 %44.77 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.3880.04 %0.07 %8.06 %
Coal or coke200.00 %0.00 %0.12 %
Wood2670.03 %0.39 %1.51 %
Solar energy3570.04 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel5420.05 %0.12 %0.35 %
No fuel used6,7330.67 %0.38 %1.25 %
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Houston Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units417,562100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
78,17618.72 %22.74 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
182,08443.61 %40.56 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
70,96917.00 %18.21 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
33,9058.12 %8.71 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
25,4656.10 %5.82 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
16,0853.85 %2.72 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
8,4372.02 %0.98 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
2,4410.58 %0.26 %0.56 %
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Houston Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage283,20367.82 %64.22 %69.56 %
Less than $300
1,3550.32 %0.53 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
13,4343.22 %4.31 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
38,7499.28 %9.73 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
88,83421.27 %18.36 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
80,32419.24 %18.47 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
30,5277.31 %7.25 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
29,9807.18 %5.57 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged134,35932.18 %35.78 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent167,98640.23 %40.73 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent73,94317.71 %18.23 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent52,70412.62 %13.23 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent33,5058.02 %8.19 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent20,4084.89 %5.00 %6.01 %
35 percent or more63,41815.19 %13.57 %15.91 %
Not computed5,5981.34 %1.05 %0.85 %
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Houston Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units458,045100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
10,5572.30 %4.43 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
11,2502.46 %4.68 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
120,91426.40 %25.12 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
195,18142.61 %37.06 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
72,27215.78 %15.41 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
28,9536.32 %6.34 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
7,8111.71 %1.55 %2.89 %
No cash rent
11,1072.42 %5.41 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)56,80712.40 %32.78 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent91,35919.95 %18.82 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent73,85016.12 %15.32 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent63,90413.95 %13.44 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent47,80110.44 %10.18 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent33,2707.26 %7.22 %7.32 %
35 percent or more121,65126.56 %27.08 %29.47 %
Not computed26,2105.72 %7.94 %7.77 %

Houston Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
None91,7669.20 %6.72 %9.57 %
1386,09438.70 %32.60 %31.22 %
2332,95033.37 %37.09 %34.76 %
3 or more111,87311.21 %14.25 %15.45 %
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