Houston, Texas

Current Temperature ° Population 2,161,686

Homefacts City Report

Houston is located in Harris County, TX. The population is 2,161,686, making Houston the largest city in Harris County and the largest city in the state of Texas.

There are 748 public schools in Houston with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Houston is high, and there are 5,969 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Houston is moderate and the median home sales price is $97,421.

Cities near Houston include West University Place, Southside Place and Hilshire Village.

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 22.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 46.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 30.8%

Crime Rate

46.55% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 596
  • Violent Crimes: 967
  • Robbery: 452
  • Burglary: 873
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

43.00% Higher than national avg.
  • 5,969 offenders in Houston
  • 27.61 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $230,000
  • Median Sales Price: $97,421
  • Foreclosures: 1,115
  • Homes For Sale: 2,004
  • Homes For Rent: 388

Environmental Hazards

9,891 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 78
  • Registered Polluters: 421
  • Superfunds: 258
  • Tanks & Spills: 9,134

Unemployment

Moderate 4.9%
  • Texas unemployment average: 4.5%
  • National unemployment average: 4.2%

Schools view all

748 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 748 K-12 public schools in Houston, TX and 201 private schools. Homefacts rates Houston's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

5,969 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
  • Total Crime Index
  • Violent Crime Index
  • Property Crime Index

Real Estate view all

Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$230,000 compared to August 2016
Median Sales Price
$97,421 compared to August 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    10.2%
  • Rented
    52.7%
  • Owned
    37.1%

2,004 Homes For Sale View All

$65,000
1228 Paladin Trl
Houston, TX 78070
-- Beds | -- Baths
$60,000
1415 Paladin Trl
Houston, TX 78070
-- Beds | -- Baths
$65,000
1228 Paladin
Houston, TX 78070
-- Beds | -- Baths
$60,000
1415 Paladin
Houston, TX 78070
-- Beds | -- Baths

1,115 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
No Data
$68,000
Fawnway
Houston, TX 77048
4 Beds | 2 Baths
$150,000
Sea Branch
Houston, TX 77084
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$51,000
Wuthering Heights
Houston, TX 77045
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$240,000
Terrace Oaks
Houston, TX 77068
4 Beds | 4 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

20,304 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Houston, TX issued 20,304 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 20,304 permits, 5398 were issued for single family homes and 14,906 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Houston, TX issued 14,043 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 14,043 permits, 5198 were issued for single family homes and 8,845 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

388 Rental Properties View All

$1,000
2750 Holly Hall
Houston, TX 77054
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$1,200
6331 French Chateau Drive
Houston, TX 77088
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$2,450
897 Knox Street
Houston, TX 77007
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$1,595
5006 W 43rd
Houston, TX 77092
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Houston, TX
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $726
  • 1 Bedroom: $824
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,012
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,381
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,751

Zip Codes

Cities

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Environmental Hazards

9891 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Houston, TX
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  • Registered Polluters
    in Houston, TX
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  • Superfunds
    in Houston, TX
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  • Tanks & Spills
    in Houston, TX
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (420/449)
    Houston, TX has 93.54% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Houston, TX is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.94 Average
    Houston, TX is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 55.87°
  • February 58.35°
  • March 64.67°
  • April 71.03°
  • May 78.17°
  • June 84.4°
  • July 84.83°
  • August 86.04°
  • September 80.88°
  • October 72.13°
  • November 63.85°
  • December 55.72°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Houston, TX

Earthquakes
Houston, TX has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Houston, TX has a very high risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Houston, TX has a high risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Houston, TX has a very high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Houston, TX: $48,064

Unemployment

Unemployment in Houston is 4.9%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.5% and 4.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 44.23%
White Collar - 55.77%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Greg Abbott
  • Sen. John Cornyn
  • Sen. Ted Cruz

City Representatives

  • Ted Poe
  • John Culberson
  • Kevin Brady
  • Al Green

Neighborhood Info

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