Houston, Texas

Population 2,161,686

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 774 public schools in Houston with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Houston is high , and there are 135 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Houston is very high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Houston property reports are available for any property address.

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

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School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 21.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 46.1%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 32.5%

Crime Rate

53.9% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 556
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 388
  • Burglary: 723
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

95.39% Lower than national avg.
  • 135 offenders in Houston
  • 0.62 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

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


Very High 4.6%
  • Texas unemployment average: 4.2%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

774 Public Schools view public schools

There are 774 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

135 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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20,304 Building Permits View All

  • 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.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $991
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,067
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,271
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,691
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,165

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Environmental Hazards

9891 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (121/132)
    Houston, TX has 91.67% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Houston, TX is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.49 Average
    Houston, TX is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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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

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

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Houston, TX: $47,793


Unemployment in Houston is 4.6%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.2% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 44.41%
White Collar - 55.59%


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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